Reed College

234 reviews
  1. Portland, OR
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Reed College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
Website
From Reed College

Intellectual. Intense. Inspiring. Transformative. For over 100 years, Reed has sought to provide the finest educational program in the country, offering students an extraordinary environment in which to discover their passions and pursue them with depth and determination.

Reed students are creative, self-propelled, passionate, and analytical. They have a boundless enthusiasm for learning and an unexpected ability to embrace paradoxes. And they love Reed, one of the most intellectual colleges in the country.

Reed College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
SAT Range
1290-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$18,671/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,423/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,730/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,482/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,565/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,621/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,339Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Intellectual
    67%
  • White
    22%
  • Elitist
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
93%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Special
    40%
  • Alternative
    30%
  • White
    20%
  • Eclectic
    10%

After Reed College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

234 reviews
  • Excellent
    63
  • Very Good
    94
  • Average
    60
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    5
Well, yeah, to be quite honest, Reed isn't the most "rah-rah fight-fight BLEED MAROOOOOOON" kind of school. Sports clubs like ultimate frisbee & rugby are popular here, but most people are athletic in the hike-for-fun, 360s-in-a-kayak kind of way. Lots and lots of outdoorsy types, skater types, healthnuts, etc. It's actually kind of inspiring, a lot of people actually care about their personal health when it comes to diet and exercise, so it's easy to stave off the Freshman 15. Running outside is beautiful, if you're into that, and there are treadmills and exercise machines AND a dry sauna. And a pool. Eh, you can find enough things to stay fit, I guess. There are a lot of awesome PE classes, like hip-hop, yoga, cardio kickboxing, etc. And a squash room! Trainers walk around and give people tips, and people are always eager to help out. You can always find people to workout with and make you wakeup at 6:30 am to drag yourself to the gym. It's great.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 18 2014
Most weekend nights there are off campus parties or dances in the SU, but sometimes, if the stars and due dates align, many people are too worn out/broke to throw parties, but you can always hang out with your friends and throw one in the dorms, or sit around and wallow. It kind of depends on the attitude you bring. You're ready to party? You'll find something. Want to chill out, take it easy? You'll find something to do. Want to sleep? You have a bed. Want to study? That's respected and admired. This is a very "work hard play hard" kind of school, but you will not be pressured to do anything you want to do. I've met maybe a couple of people who look down on substance-free people, but people who judge people like that are few and far between. Substance free is not going to be deleterious toward your social life. Do what feels comfy, and you'll do great!
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 18 2014
It really really really depends on which dorm you're in. Living in a small campus has made me so lazy. For example, Sullivan is maybe only a 5 minute walk from the rest of campus, tops, but it's enough to be annoying, especially when it's cold. It does have the benefits of a full kitchen, so that's nice, and it is quiet, so if you actually want to sleep, it's great, but for social stuff, a little isolated. The Grove buildings are gorgeous, but also far (5 minutes). ODB is closest to everything, but doesn't have ovens or stoves, rooms can be either small or huge. So really, it does depend. Hope you get lucky!
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 18 2014