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Reed College

Intellectual. Intense. Inspiring. Transformative. For over 100 years, Reed has provided one of the finest educational programs in the country, offering students an extraordinary environment in which to discover their passions and pursue them with depth and determination.

Reed is steadfast in its belief in the intrinsic value of rigorous scholarship and the joy of serious intellectual pursuit.  Reed provides a structured curriculum with an emphasis on independent inquiry, extensive feedback from professors, and a deeply collaborative academic environment. Students learn how to learn—how to dedicate themselves to studying and how to work toward the production of new knowledge.

Interesting Facts

  • Reed received #1 in Professors Get High Marks and Top 20 in Great Financial Aid, Princeton Review 2015
  • Honors, prizes, and scholarships include:
    • 3 MacArthur Fellows
    • 156 National Science Foundation Fellows
    • 89 Fulbright Students
    • 31 Rhodes Scholars
    • 67 Thomas J. Watson Fellows
  • All classes at Reed are taught by professors, rather than by teaching assistants or adjunct professors.
  • Social life on the Reed campus is informal, and all activities are open to all who are interested. There are no fraternities or sororities, or NCAA or NAIA athletics.
  • There is no application fee to apply to Reed College.


  • Undergraduate: 1,395
  • Graduate: 16


  • Tuition (2015-16): $49,640
  • Room & Board (2015-16): $12,590

Financial Aid Data

  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need: 50%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $44,147
  • Percent Need Met (Need-Based Aid): 100%


  • Total Living: nearly 17,400
  • Percent Living in Oregon: 22%

Student Profile

  • Male: 47%
  • Female: 53%
  • Resident (Oregon) Students: 8%
  • Nonresident Students: 92%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 35

Most Popular Majors

  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Physics

Class Size

  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 77%
  • Fewer than 50 Students: 97%


  • Full-time Faculty: 95%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/Terminal Degree: 97%

Co-curricular Activities

  • Number of Student Clubs & Organizations: 100+

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