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Reed College
Portland, OR
Reed, founded in 1909, is a private, multipurpose college. Programs are offered through the Divisions of the Arts; History and Social Sciences; Letters and Languages; Mathematics and Natural Sciences; and Philosophy, Education, Religion, and Psychology. Its 100-acre campus is located five miles from downtown Portland.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,410
   Women 773 (54.8%)
   Men 637 (45.2%)
Graduate Students 17
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 31% of 5,705 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.90
SAT Math 620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 660-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $67,250
  Tuition and Fees $52,150
  Room and Board $13,150
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $41,643
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 161
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Portland Population 603,106
Nearest Metropolitan Area Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 67% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Mascot Griffin
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.9% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
12.5% Hispanic/Latino
8.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.2% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students 8.9%
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 66.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported