Reed College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Oregon


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.

Most Popular Majors

Anthropology, Biology, English, History, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1471
Total Grad Students: 1471
Undergraduate Students:
Faculty: 149

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: :1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

3203 Se Woodstock Blvd
Portland Oregon 97202


Main Email:

Main Phone: 503-771-1112

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Beth Barteletti
Senior Associate Dean, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Ian Brook Fisher
Senior Assistant Dean, Admission

Athletics Contact:
Michael Lombardo
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Reed College does not publish a requirement for a minimum GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is C- of higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree is 60.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required for all applicants for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Teacher recommendations (which must be completed by academic teachers in two different academic areas, at least one should be a college professor, instructor, or teaching assistant) and a College Official's Report are required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required for all applicants for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
The application fee is $50.

Other Requirements:
If you plan to transfer to Reed as a junior (with 15 or more Reed units), it is important to understand the structure of the junior year . All juniors take the junior qualifying exam in the second semester of that year.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 29 33
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 670 750
Math 630 720
Writing 650 740

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 269

Transfers Accepted: 74

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 28%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 40%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -12%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 950

Other Expenses: 900

Room and Board: 11050

Tuition and Fees: 42800

Total Cost: 55700

Note on Costs:
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Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Reed meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for every admitted student who, in turn, meets all admission and financial aid application deadlines.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4255

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 52%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 43%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 42%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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