College Guide/Reed College

Reed is a selective private four-year liberal arts college located in Portland, Oregon.


  • 33% Acceptance Rate (2007)
  • Early Decision (November 15)
  • Regular Application (January 15)
  • Middle 50% of SAT scores:
    • Critical Reading: 660-750
    • Math: 620-710
    • Writing: 640-730
  • ACT Composite Middle 50%: 28-32
  • Average High School GPA: 3.90

Admission FactorsEdit

Very Important:

  • Secondary school record
  • Essays



  • Student:faculty ratio - 10:1
  • Most classes are taught "conference" style with much discussion.
  • All students must write a senior thesis


  • Enrollment: 1372
  • M/F Ratio: 45/55

Cost and Financial AidEdit

  • Tuition: $36,420
  • Room and Board: $9,460


Portland, Oregon


Intramural only

Campus LifeEdit

  • No fraternities or sororities.


Should You Go?Edit

According to studentsreview, 81% of students would choose to return to RC, whereas 19% would not. However, it's not for everyone. Those who don't plan on going to graduate school will find that many employers have never heard of Reed. People who are uncomfortable in tiny classes (often around one dozen) with much discussion may want to look at Category:Universities instead. "Reedies" are hard workers, and in such a small college, you can't get away with slacking off. Since there are no fraternities or sororities, the party scene is not very prevalent. However, illicit drugs are relatively common. Lastly, conservatives probably will not fit in.


3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR 97202-8199
(503) 771-1112

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