If you are considering submitting an application to Reed College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Reed College by April 1.
|Reed College 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||55%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||61%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||51%|
Reed College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 12/20.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Reed College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Reed College is a very difficult school to get into. Reed College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Reed College accepted 35% of all applicants, around 2,087 of the 5,957 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Reed College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
In 2021, Reed College waitlisted 1,331 students. Of those, 477 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Reed College must submit the following items. Double check with Reed College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Reed College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Out of all students that were admitted, 35% submitted a class rank. At Reed College 55% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 78% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Reed College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Reed College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Reed College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 61% of Reed College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 51% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Reed College students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 670 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Reed College students scored 740 or higher, and 75% scored a 670 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Reed College, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Reed College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Reed College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Reed College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is May 1. Applicants should hear back by June 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Reed College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Reed College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Reed College.
Does Reed College accept transfer credits?
Reed College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Reed College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Reed College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Reed College?
Reed College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Reed College's acceptance rate?
Reed College's acceptance rate is 35%.
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How hard is it to get into Reed College? Reed College is a very selective institution. The Reed College acceptance rate is 35%. This means that the institution accepts 35 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Reed College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Reed College is May 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Reed College is 32. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Reed College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Reed College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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