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Reviews 197 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I don't believe Reed is as exceptional as it sometimes it touted to be. It's very white and very privileged, that's what I've seen.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think they could do more and have more hours.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at Reed. Greek life is stupid and exclusionary, and host to a whole bunch of issues. It's historically damaging to a college and to students. Thus, we have none. Except maybe rugby or outhouse, but they're not technically separated by gender.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think the sports center is a tad small, and they still don't have volleyball, which is ridiculous.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I would share a room if I were to live off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't personally get off campus all that much.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We have good student DJ's

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They only take into consideration fafsa and css. There aren't many options besides those two for struggling students.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Overall, you can usually find edible food.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I have no idea why (as of the time of writing this review) the grade for people at Reed is so low. I've never seen so many attractive people in one place in my life. Also, the guy/girl dichotomy on this website isn't fair to all of the non-binary cuties on campus.

11 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Administration: Community Safety Officers (CSOs) are ever-present and are the sweetest human beings on planet earth. They hand out trading cards with their pictures and interests on them!! They even have game nights!! I've never heard of a student who had a bad interaction with a CSO. They do have to report you if they catch you doing anything that violates the AOD policy, but unless you are VERY blatant with your substance use chances are you won't get caught.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Each dorm community has it's own pro/con list, but no place is so awful that you wouldn't want to live there. Even the buildings notorious for falling apart (the cross-canyon dorms) have such an excellent community that people choose to live there year after year.

5 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: Expects students to behave like adults.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

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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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