Reed College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Reed College
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Reed College Admissions Overview:

Reed College, with an acceptance rate of 35%, is a somewhat selective school. Successful students will generally need good grades and test scores above average. Interested students will need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. For complete instructions, be sure to visit Reed's admissions webpages; if you have any questions, you can always contact the admissions office for assistance.

Campus visits, while not required, are encouraged for all interested applicants.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Reed College Description:

Reed is a suburban college located about 15 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon. Reed consistently ranks high for the number of students who go on to earn PhDs, as well as their number of Rhodes scholars. The Reed faculty takes pride in teaching, and the college can boast of a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 15.

Reed often finds itself on lists of the country's best liberal arts colleges in the country. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Reed was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,453 (1,430 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,940
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,590
  • Other Expenses: $900
  • Total Cost: $64,480

Reed Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 51%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 43%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $42,645
    • Loans: $4,986

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Anthropology, Biology, English, History, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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