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Reed College

Portland, OR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate31%
Acceptance Rate31%

About Reed College

Reed College Overview

Reed College is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Portland, Oregon. Reed College was founded in 1908 and the school now enrolls around 1,566 students per year, including 1,548 undergrads. Reed College provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Reed College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Reed College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Reed College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Reed College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Reed College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Reed College on the Student Life page.

2022 Reed College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 30%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 4.0
Tuition $64,450
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $51,507

Is Reed College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Reed College offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

Reed College Acceptance Rate 2022

The acceptance rate at Reed College is 30%. Last year, 8,311 students applied to Reed College and 2,528 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Reed College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 87% of students who start at Reed College return the next year. Reed Collegehas a six year graduation rate of 73 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Reed College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Reed College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Reed College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Reed College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Reed College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Reed College full-time are awarded $51,507 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $23,822 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Reed College.

Based on this information, does Reed College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Reed College a good school for you?

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Where is Reed College?

Reed College is located in the urban setting of Portland, Oregon, less than an hour from Portland.

If you want to see Reed College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-5 to Portland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Reed College and Portland are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard Portland, OR 97202-8199

Campus Setting: Urban

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Reed College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Reed College is like? There are approximately 1,566 students enrolled at Reed College, including 1,548 undergraduate students and 18 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 10% percent are from OR and 90% percent of students are from other states.


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