Location
Portland, OR
Undergrads
1,395
Tuition
$44,460
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 411 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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Off-Campus Housing: There are several apartment complexes across the street from campus and more within a 30-minute walk.

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Off-Campus Housing: Housing for freshmen is guaranteed. However, there is abundant housing off campus, and it's fairly priced.

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Off-Campus Housing: I, personally, would like to live on campus all four years, as it seems very convenient. The Reed College Apartments are close by and provide a lot of additional housing.

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Off-Campus Housing: It's pretty convenient; there's plenty of housing near campus. It's cheaper than living on campus, and you can cook your own meals instead of eating at Commons. However, that means you have to cook your own meals, and who has time? I like living on campus, because it's more convenient, keeps me connected to what's going on, and forces me to be social.

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Off-Campus Housing: Housing in metro Portland is cheap and plentiful. It can be nice, but you definitely need a car if you're not planning to live on campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: I haven't tried living off campus yet, but the College does provide a stipend for those on financial aid who live off campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: I prefer to live on campus for the convenience. But on-campus housing is crowded, and it can be tough to get a room you like, or even any room at all. It is cheaper than living on campus, and many students take advantage of it. There are the standard advantages and disadvantages, but it is very doable at Reed.

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Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't know. I have chosen to live on campus for all my four years here. Apparently, that makes me sketchy. Go figure.

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Off-Campus Housing: Staying on campus after freshman year can be difficult if you get a low housing lottery number. If you're the kind of person who wouldn't socialize at all if you lived off campus, then you should probably try to stay on campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: It must be fairly easy and convenient, because a whole lot of people do it.

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Off-Campus Housing: I've never looked into it; I love the dorm I'm in so much. As a house advisor, I also get free housing on campus, so it's really more affordable for me to live on campus versus off.

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Transportation: It's cheap and reliable when it's working. The buses usually shut down after midnight, and they shut down even earlier during the weekends. On the flip side, they're pretty cheap. For about $1.50, you can go from one end of Portland to the other.

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Transportation: The bus system is good. It is relatively cheap, and one bus will take you to the places you will likely want to go.

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Transportation: Public transportation in Portland is very good. You can get to most of the places where you would want to be rather quickly.

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Transportation: Transportation is pretty good; most usual destinations (downtown) are a 10-minute bus ride away.

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Transportation: Transportation is very convenient and efficient. It's a premium mode of getting around.

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Transportation: The Portland bus system has stops all around campus, and the bus schedule and information is readily available on campus. It's pretty easy to take the buses to get around.

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Transportation: Portland public transportation is not too expensive. I use it a lot and there are stops right by campus.

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Transportation: Public transit is okay, but if you want to go farther than Hawthorne or Safeway, you really need a car.

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Transportation: Tri-met is wonderful. I can get everywhere I want to on it. Saturday Market, any of the gardens including the zoo, Powell's-you name it-and Tri-met goes there.

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Transportation: Public transportation in Portland is excellent. You can get to the train station, airport, libraries, grocery stores, downtown, and all the communities around Portland by using the Tri-met system, which includes Portland streetcars, a light-rail, and about 80 bus lines. It's really easy to use, just go to the web site and type Reed's address and where you want to go, and they'll find the best route for you.

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Overall Experience: I hadn't heard of Reed until the day they sent me something in the mail. By the second page, I had fallen completely in love and knew that this was the school I would go to. I have never regretted it.

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Overall Experience: Although this place is not without its flaws, and there is an alienating cultish mentality to being a `Reedie,' I am happy here. I do not know of a place where I would rather be.

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Overall Experience: I love Reed. It's been great for me, and I feel very prepared for graduate school.

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Overall Experience: Reed is amazing. You will know if Reed is for you.

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Ben DuPree
Hometown
Los Angeles, Calif.
Major
English
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Looking back on the person you were when coming to Reed is often like looking through an opaque window. You still see the frame and some features of your old self, but the greater part of who you are rests on this side of the mirror, having been tempered by your experiences at Reed. Often after four years, students’ reasons for coming to Reed still hold up: the desire to attend a small school with an intimate academic setting, amidst a liberal and open culture of mostly-nice and genuine individuals. Many students choose Reed because they do not want to be another face in the crowd at a large state school. Empirically, Reed’s commitment to making critical thinkers and writers out of its students separates it from other academic institutions. Although many other institutions will train their students to write and think, Reed bombards your mind with reading, writing, and thought, helping many realize a level of intellectual self-awareness that they never thought possible. Students push themselves hard because they choose to, just as they go here because they want to. Any Reedie who wishes to be somewhere else has already left for that place. People stay at Reed and endure its academic rigors because they truly love and are committed to what the college has to offer.

Essentially, most students believe in Reed. Although they may feel disenchanted with their institution of higher education at times, most Reedies accept their school’s shortcomings for what they are, and accept that they cannot see themselves anywhere else. Reed is not just a college; it is an academic, personal, and social experience, and Reedies respect and cherish it.

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