Reed College

Portland, OR, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
36%
Acceptance Rate
5,652
Students Applied
23%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
76
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 January 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other
Early Decision II
December 20, 2019 February 15, 2020
Test Optional
No
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
6%
Out-Of-State Students
93%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
50
56%
Submitting ACT
61%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 33
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1427
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
640
75th
760
Reading
25th
670
75th
740
3.90
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
73%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
59
Top 25%
85
Top 50%
98

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admission@reed.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-547-4750
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.34 Average Rating
Reed is a place to come if you love learning, if you want to be pushed out of your comfort zone, if you want teachers to be watching you and challenging you with every assignment, if you want to be around unique individuals who also love to learn, and if you are willing to work hard to have all this.
Alex from Denver, CO
Visit! Reed has a great prospective student program that includes visiting multiple classes, staying the night in the dorms, eating lunch students, and opportunities to use the gym and other facilities. Find someone cool and tag along for a day or two beyond your visit- most staff don't mind and it will give you a chance to enjoy the weekend.
Maya from Charlotte, VT
Students who come to Reed work hard, but love it. They love learning for the sake of learning. Reed is wild and quirky at times, but in the middle of a semester, everyone is working, even on the weekends. We do it by choice, because we love it. Don't come to Reed if you're a grade chaser; come to Reed if you love to learn.
Molly
Be willing to work a lot. Be willing to try new things. Almost everyone on campus is interesting, so talk to them. You'll learn something cool, which should be enough of a motivator for you. If it isn't, you probably won't fit in well - Reed is a school for people who love to learn.
A Reed Student from Portland, OR
Visit. Interview. These face-to-face encounters are important not only because Reed considers genuine interest very important for admissions, but also because Reed is not for everyone. The environment is unsual. Make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.
Put a lot of work into your Why Reed essay, for that will be a big factor. They want to know that you are genuinely interested in their school.
Hannah from Lafayette, LA
There's a lot to do here socially and it's easy to get distracted from academics, so you really have to stay focused and motivated to do well.
Katelyn from Bartlett, IL

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