Reed College

Portland, OR

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Reed College Student Essentials

Reed College Student Essentials
Region: Northwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
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

About Reed College

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.

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Reed College Map & Location

Reed College
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR 97202


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Getting Around Reed College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

5/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Portland, OR

Winter
Dec
45
36
Jan
47
38
Feb
51
38
Spring
Mar
56
41
Apr
61
44
May
67
49
Summer
Jun
73
53
Jul
80
57
Aug
80
58
Fall
Sep
75
54
Oct
63
48
Nov
52
41

Students

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

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 59%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Unknown and Other: 20%
Latino 8%
African American 4%
Caucasian 59%
Asian 9%
Unknown and Other 20%

Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%
Full-Time 85%
Part-Time 15%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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