Description

Reed College can be thought of as an alternative liberal arts school. Though just as prestigious as its fellow top-ranked liberal arts colleges, Reed has some rather unique features. Not least among these is a student-run nuclear reactor, a required senior thesis and extensive exposure to the Classics.

Reed’s academics favor discussion-based learning. The college’s student-to-faculty ratio is about 10:1, and most classes are small to encourage student-teacher interaction. Reed offers more than 40 majors, some of which are dual-degree programs with over institutions.

College life at Reed is somewhat unusual, as well. Greek life is absent from campus, and NCAA athletics aren’t as important as they might be at other colleges. Student life is governed by the Honor Principle, which stresses the importance of an ethical campus community.

Reed College’s financial aid program is need-based, offering a variety of solutions to meet its students’ demonstrated need. Grants, loans and student employment are some of the programs in place to help reduce the cost of tuition.

For regular freshman admissions, Reed College has an application deadline of January 15. The deadline for Early Decision I is November 15, and December 20 for Early Decision II.

Quick Facts about Reed College

Region

Northwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.reed.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$40,940

Out-of-State Tuition

$40,940

Retention Rate

90%

Enrollment

1,472

Year Established

1908

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,442
Freshman Class
373
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,472

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
98%
Graduate
2%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
52%
Men
48%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
3%
Asian
9%
Caucasian
59%
Latino
7%
Other
22%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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