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Reed College Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Portland, OR

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
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Portland, OR 97202-8199
Phone
(800) 547-4750
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
35% of 5,957 applicants were admitted
Women
36% of 3,543 applicants were admitted
Men
34% of 2,414 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
380 (18%) of 2,087 admitted students enrolled
Women
212 (17%) of 1,275 admitted students enrolled
Men
168 (21%) of 812 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
1,331
Students Accepting Wait List Position
477
Students Admitted From Wait List
80

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
700 average
640-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
56%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
12%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
705 average
670-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
61%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
2%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
77%
Score of 24 - 29
22%
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: 55%
Top quarter: 78%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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