Reed College

Portland, OR

Questions and Answers

Kamra G.
3 days ago
Does Reed allow on campus parking?
jaden g.
1 month ago
How often do Reed College students get exemptions to live off campus?
Sophia T.
2 months ago
Does Reed College guarantee housing all 4 years?
Sophia M.
4 months ago
What are some of the advantages of using the Reed system of grading?
Annalia C.
5 months ago
Does Reed College offer dining options for students with dietary restrictions?
Katherine M.
6 months ago
Is it difficult for students who are used the traditional number and letter grades to adopt the Reed system of grading?


One of the most distinctive colleges in the nation, Reed provides a singular example of the liberal arts experience: a structured curriculum with an emphasis on personal inquiry; extensive written and in-person feedback from professors on assignments; and a deeply collaborative academic environment. Reed students pursue the bachelor of arts degree in 38 majors, along with 15 minors and two dual-degree programs. The curriculum includes a yearlong humanities course, broad distribution requirements, and a senior thesis. A 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio and conference-style classes allow faculty members to truly mentor students and engage with them in individual discussions. The Reed community is guided by the Honor Principle. The commitment to the independence of thought and mutual trust and respect helps to create an environment in which students feel connected, challenged, and fulfilled. Reed students are culturally diverse and hail from 49 states and from 33 countries. The breadth, depth, and rigor of the curriculum provide excellent preparation for nearly any career. Reed is ranked second in the nation in the percentage of graduates who earn PhDs in life sciences, third in the nation in the percentage of graduates who earn PhDs in the humanities, and fifth across all disciplines. Many Reed alumni win major graduate fellowships, found or lead companies and organizations, and earn medical, business, or law degrees.

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Selective (35% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

58% White
10% Hispanic
9% Multiracial
7% Asian
2% Black
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Chief Operating Officer (COO)125k
Software Engineer120k
Management Consultant91k
Compliance Analyst74k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)72k
Marketing Manager66k
Executive Director62k
Based on 1,407 student responses
57.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
109.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
45%in High-Meaning careers
26%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
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Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$58,440 / year
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