The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    The academics, professors, and literature
  2. 2
    Reed's campus
  3. 3
    Renn Fayre
  4. 4
    The Honor Principle
  5. 5
    Reed student organizations
  6. 6
    The enlightening aspect of the senior thesis
  7. 7
    The library
  8. 8
    The intellectual curiosity of the student body
  9. 9
    No fraternities and sororities
  10. 10
    The student newspaper (the Quest)

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
92% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
74% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
50% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
55% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
93% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Great Local Atmosphere
91% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
71% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
64% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
53% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Learn from the Best
97% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 79% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Cheap Living Off Campus
Off-campus housing is only $6,580 on average.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    The levels of stress associated with Reed
  2. 2
    Reed's lack of diversity
  3. 3
    The difficulty of managing time while remaining sane
  4. 4
    Portland's weather
  5. 5
    The copious amounts of work
  6. 6
    The brutal aspect of the senior thesis
  7. 7
    The Reed formals
  8. 8
    Everybody is a geek.
  9. 9
    Lack of athletics
  10. 10
    The foul taste of Pabst Blue Ribbon

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $44,460, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
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