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Reviews 459 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On-campus resources are genuinely helpful and always available to students in any emergency.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Great gym and sports facilities, but no sports culture - which is AMAZING!!!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Quite a few houses and places to rent but the price range varies a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of great restaurants to choose from, and all within walking distance. However, the pricing is pretty steep and they haven't even heard of a student discount anywhere in this city.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration truly cares about students and isn't just a faceless bureaucracy like at some schools.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid proved to be very helpful and relatively hassle-free.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Commons is pretty good and swinging by Caffe Paradiso once in a while can prove to be rewarding when they have decent specials. Also, Paradiso has great ice-cream.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dormitories are beautiful and the food is much better than at other colleges. The professors are by far the greatest at what they do and really care about their students. Administrators and faculty are here to help students and not just enforce rules. Reed College is a place where everyone really cares about the education and institution.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Delta, Tom Yum, Tani's, foodcarts... yum.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Expects students to behave like adults.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: SU dances are mostly meh, but fun. Not a party school really.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received almost, but not quite, adequate aid.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Really good food at best, and at worst very bland.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Wish they we had more "good dorms" than "bad". Our nicest dorms are amazing, and the not so nice ones aren't really the worst it could be. So, overall, compared to most other colleges we hear about , it's pretty good.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Portland has better food than most of the world

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Sometimes good, sometimes very very bad

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: All people do is take a lot of drugs and then sit in silence in a room. Most Reedies don't know how to party and the school is so small that if you do party with some people you will be bored of them by sophmore year. If your looking to party in a traditional college way, reed is not for you.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's repeditive and pretty gross sometimes. Breakfast is good, but everything is always over priced

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms are really beautiful and some are almost disgusting. The dorms with worse living situations generally have better community.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Portland is a hip-happenin' place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are not a huge deal on campus, but the gym is beautiful.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a whole bunch of nice / convenient restaurants within walking distance.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: On campus food is always super yummy even if the pricing in Commons can be steep.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Reed is very generous with the amount of money they give out. Most of my tuition is covered by grants!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus because I know that as soon as I call the on-campus security they'll be there in a heartbeat. They're all super nice and have their own trading cards!!!

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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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