Reed College Admissions Requirements

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Reed College
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Reed College in Portland, Oregon has an acceptance rate of 31 percent, making it a generally selective school. Successful students will 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 web page. If you have any questions, you can always contact the admissions office for assistance.

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Admissions Data (2016)

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 (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,427 (1,410 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45 percent male / 55 percent female
  • 98 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $52,150
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,150
  • Other Expenses: $900
  • Total Cost: $67,250

Reed Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 59 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55 percent
    • Loans: 45 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $36,597
    • Loans: $5,681

Academic Programs

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

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • Transfer-out Rate: 15 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 78 percent

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    Admissions Information for Other Top Liberal Arts Colleges:

    Amherst | Bowdoin | Carleton | Claremont McKenna | Davidson | Grinnell | Haverford | Middlebury | Pomona | Reed | Swarthmore | Vassar | Washington and Lee | Wellesley | Wesleyan | Williams

    Source: National Center for Educational Statistics