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Location
Portland, OR
Undergrads
1,395
Tuition
$44,460
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:3,131
Male Applicants:1,381
Female Applicants:1,750
Total Acceptances:1,125
Male Acceptances:477
Female Acceptances:648
Acceptance Rate:36%
Yield: ? 28%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(800) 547-4750
Email:admission@reed.edu
Web Site:web.reed.edu/apply
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$50
Application Web Site:web.reed.edu/apply/applying_to_reed
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 15, December 20December 15, February 1
Regular Decision January 15 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 2 weeks of notification thereafter
Admissions
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
GPA
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:320
Full-Time Male Enrollment:143
Full-Time Female Enrollment:177
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 748
Applicants Accepting: ? 305
Students Enrolled: ? 56
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:248
Applicants Accepted:54
Students Enrolled:24

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 670 - 770 630 - 720 650 - 740 1950 - 2230 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 29 - 34 26 - 32 28 - 32 28 - 32 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:63%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:85%
Students Submitting ACT:36%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
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Tips for Getting In
  • The essay is the most important part of the application. Make it count.
  • Visit. Tour campus. Stay overnight. See if you actually want to go to Reed.
  • Work hard. That means more emphasis on grades and course load than SAT.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Getting a job on campus is a good thing. You can both study and work in unison, and working provides an incentive-laden study break.
  • Have a good idea of a few areas of interest. Although you have some time to decide on a major, it's better if you have some idea, so you don't have to struggle sophomore year to catch up.
  • Have a solid background in the classics. Few have this background, and they have to catch up during their freshman year.
  • Having a car is a good thing. Portland, while having a great public transportation system, is a lot more fun with a solid pair of wheels.
  • Know how to adequately write. "Humanities 110," the required freshman class, prepares you for college writing, but no high school will fully prepare you for Reed.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Information sessions are held at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. From April to November, there is a second information session each day: at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Schedule a campus visit by calling (800) 547-4750 or online two weeks in advance at http://admission-events.reed.edu/Event.
Campus Tours
Tours run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Overnight Visits
Overnight visits are only offered during the academic year and require two weeks' notice; they are only available Sunday through Friday nights. Overnight visits during the month of April are reserved for admitted students. Fill out a visit request form online at http://admission-events.reed.edu/Event/.
Virtual Tour of Campus
www.reed.edu/apply/tour/index.html
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