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Reed College

Portland, OR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate31%

Reed College Academics

Reed College requires at least 30 courses to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Reed College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Reed College accepts transfer credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Reed College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 80% of students who start college at Reed College complete all the credits required within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Reed College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At Reed College?

Reed College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Reed College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Reed College

When choosing a major, Reed College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Reed College.Reed College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major. Reed College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Reed College

Does Reed College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Reed College offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Reed College Offer Online Classes?

❌ Reed College false or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Reed College Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Reed College true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Reed College Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at Reed College, check with the school directly.

Does Reed College Require Internships?

❌ Reed College does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Reed College does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Additional Information About Reed College

Reed College Library

The main library on campus is the Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Reed College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Reed College offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with California Institute of Technology, Columbia University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

•3-2 dual degree program in forestry with Duke University


Does Reed College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Reed College does not have any ROTC programs.

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