Reed College

237 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

237 reviews
  • Excellent
    64
  • Very Good
    96
  • Average
    60
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    5
As a first year at Reed College, I have so far enjoyed my experiences. The academics are challenging but ultimately satisfying. I have complied a short list of the pros and cons of Reed college.

Pros: Focus on the learning rather than the grades; Small classes; Liberal standing on most social problems; Nerdy and Geeky students that are obviously well educated; Small campus; little focus on sports or bodily appearance; can form close bonds with the professors; beautiful campus and fairly okay food

Cons: Some students/ professors have a bit of a haughty attitude; First and some of second year classes are lecture based (not like how the school was advertised to me); The school is a large majority white and that can effect academic subjects/ silence the people of color in the community; some professors listen and respect their students others do not; drugs are very prevalent but you can avoid them
  • Freshman
  • 15 days ago
Reed College was an amazing experience. I went there for about two semesters, non-consecutively, before transferring to a school closer to my friends and family. The academics were extremely rigorous and advanced compared to every other school I've been to. The faculty was understanding and supportive, and most of the students there are open-minded and friendly. Reed is a great school.
  • Alum
  • 12 days ago
Reed is absolutely amazing. There's definitely a love/hate relationship--be prepared to get your ass kicked with frequent late nights, mind-boggling readings, hard-ass professors, and more. Remember THAT week in high school? That's every single week at Reed. But honestly, it's so incredibly worth it. It's so rewarding to have exceptionally passionate professors whose top priority is to teach you, and to have close relationships and rapport with them. The community is so weird and caring and empathetic and open, for the most part. It's hard to describe Reed, the experience is so so unique in itself. But if you are ready to be challenged intellectually on an exceptional level, if you are ready to be part of an vibrant and devoted community--then it is probably for you.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 13 2015