College Guide/Reed College

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Reed is a selective private four-year liberal arts college located in Portland, Oregon.

Admission[edit | edit source]

  • 33% Acceptance Rate (2007)
  • Early Decision (November 15)
  • Regular Application (January 15)
  • Middle 50% of SAT scores:
    • Critical Reading: 660-750
    • Math: 620-710
    • Writing: 640-730
  • ACT Composite Middle 50%: 28-32
  • Average High School GPA: 3.90

Admission Factors[edit | edit source]

Very Important:

  • Secondary school record
  • Essays

Important:

Academics[edit | edit source]

  • Student:faculty ratio - 10:1
  • Most classes are taught "conference" style with much discussion.
  • All students must write a senior thesis

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Enrollment: 1372
  • M/F Ratio: 45/55

Cost and Financial Aid[edit | edit source]

  • Tuition: $36,420
  • Room and Board: $9,460

Location[edit | edit source]

Portland, Oregon

Sports[edit | edit source]

Intramural only

Campus Life[edit | edit source]

  • No fraternities or sororities.

Traditions[edit | edit source]

Should You Go?[edit | edit source]

According to studentsreview, 81% of students would choose to return to RC, whereas 19% would not. However, it's not for everyone. Those who don't plan on going to graduate school will find that many employers have never heard of Reed. People who are uncomfortable in tiny classes (often around one dozen) with much discussion may want to look at Category:Universities instead. "Reedies" are hard workers, and in such a small college, you can't get away with slacking off. Since there are no fraternities or sororities, the party scene is not very prevalent. However, illicit drugs are relatively common. Lastly, conservatives probably will not fit in.

Contact[edit | edit source]

3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR 97202-8199
(503) 771-1112
http://www.reed.edu

See also[edit | edit source]