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.

Website: www.reed.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,447
Undergraduate
Students
(53.8%) 779 Women
(46.2%) 668 Men
23
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 5,652 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
640-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
670-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$72,500
Tuition and Fees
$56,340
Room and Board
$14,210
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$42,917
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$17,467
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
145
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Portland Population
603,106
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Griffin
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.9% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
11.5% Hispanic/Latino
8.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.0% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students
11.1%
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Portland, OR 97202-8199
Phone
(503) 777-7511
Fax
(503) 777-7553
E-mail
admission@reed.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, December 20
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 5,652 applicants were admitted
Women
35% of 3,390 applicants were admitted
Men
36% of 2,262 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
424 (21%) of 2,014 admitted students enrolled
Women
222 (19%) of 1,197 admitted students enrolled
Men
202 (25%) of 817 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
1,659
Students Accepting Wait List Position
511
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.90
3.75 and Above
68%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
640-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
48%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
9%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
670-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
60%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
4%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
79%
Score of 24 - 29
20%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 59%
Top quarter: 85%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$72,500
Tuition and Fees
$56,340
Room and Board
$14,210
Books and Supplies
$1,050
Other Expenses
$900
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003217
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
258 (62.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
213 (82.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
205 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
193 (94.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$42,917
Need-Based Gift
Received by 205 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $39,129
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 205 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,400
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
819 (58.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
746 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
732 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
619 (84.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$43,875
Need-Based Gift
Received by 732 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,994
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 732 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,524
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$17,467
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Forestry, visual arts with the Pacific Northwest College of Art, engineering with California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
145
Part-Time Faculty
11
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
89%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 52% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
434
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Master's Programs of Study

  • Liberal Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Portland Population
603,106
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Campus Size
116 acres

Weather

Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
35%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Griffin
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,447
Women
779 (53.8%)
Men
668 (46.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,408
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.9% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
11.5% Hispanic/Latino
8.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.0% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students.
11.1%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
23

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
76.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
80.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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