Reed College in Portland

Portland, OR

(Rating 2.2 based on 5 reviews)

Reed College offers 87-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 39%. The most popular test is SAT - 74% of students submitted it in comparison to 46% of students who submitted ACT. 45.9% are women, and 54.1% are men. 8% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Reed College is 20880$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $49710 and $61910 per year. 81% of full-time Reed College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $35,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Reed College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$20,880
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Reed College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,423
$30,001 - $48,000$9,730
$48,001 - $75,000$15,482
$75,001 - $110,000$22,565
$110,001+$42,621

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6570

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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25%

Types of financial aids

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635 of Reed College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 46 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Reed College number 12 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Oregon.

Students at Reed College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$35,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services

15%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Reed College.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Graduation Rate

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81%
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Reed College graduation rate is above the national average.

81% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Reed College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

13 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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39%

In comparison to National Average

Reed College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 76%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 37%.

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39%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so Reed College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 31%.

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39%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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23%

Total

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23%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

88%

Part-time retention rate

100%

The Reed College full-time retention rate is 88% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Reed College students submitting SAT scores

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74%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1930 - 2210

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 670 - 760
Math: 620 - 720
Writing: 640 - 730

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Reed College students submitting ACT scores

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46%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
29 - 33

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 30 - 35
Math: 26 - 32
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Reed College is 9:1, that means that for every 9 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

9:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

117
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8%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Reed College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Reed College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 3203 Se Woodstock Blvd address in Portland, Oregon.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Reed College with 3.87% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Reed College offers 87 programs in total: 84 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 33 universities in Multnomah county. Reed College is one of the few institutions in Multnomah that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Oregon state average data to help you compare.

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Reed College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1354 students with 37898 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 6 with 150 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Reed College

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The place swells with vanity.The recent resignation of zoomaster Kroger is too good evidence that what you are seeing here is the finest collection of political imbeciles west of the Mississippi. Petty little children, conditioned by their self-victimization and by being unpopular in high school, remain reluctant to give up their campaign for righteousness even after they've managed to headline themselves on the Atlantic.If you refuse to "assimilate" into their one of those suburban upper-middle class children who feel good about saving money by going to a thrift store, who feels good about staying in the library till two AM just to check on their Facebook every ten minutes, the monotony of whose politics will only not bore you to death if you share their lackadaisical internet-meme attitude to everything, you will have a miserable time here.Some mention "freedom of expression." Yes, it does feel free. It is a college where it is permissible to say "i wanna kill all the men" because it is a legitimate point of view but where it is not permissible to say "I wanna commit suicide" because it supposedly upsets others. This is an extremely example that nonetheless illustrates my point: when they say freedom of expression, they simply mean freedom to express whatever opinions that conforms to a certain morality (that I just very generally call "LAC white liberalism") in which it is valid to want to commit mass murder but not to commit suicide. I wonder what their idea of freedom is. I believe in the freedom to defend opinions I do not hold, not to crush them like good moralists in the name of justice should.Dear prospies: if you are actually critically minded like the brochures says Reed will teach you to be, you can actually learn a lot more by observing us, our petit mannerisms, the way our eyes search around insecurely as we stand smoking outside the library, the way we began our comments in conference with "I mean" because we're afraid of even owning our opinions so decide to phrase it like we're only clarifying them, the way we talk about how robust the academic program it is here because we realize that we've never been good at anything else so hold on to this pitiable pride of having "gone through it all." Observe, and think, do not like their brochure smiles or excited gesticulations sway you. We like telling you how hard it is so we can feel good about ourselves.If you are a person of color you will also suffocate from a type of provincial racism omnipotent here that for me is expressed by shameless stares wherever I go (and one time when a lady at a housing agency pointed to a plastic bag of cans asking if I wanted it). Portland is a nauseating experience. If you suffer also from social anxiety these things will quite evidently compound and make your stay here miserable. When the white liberals announce "there exists no human beings, only subspecies of it" it is no more than a modern expression of the same old idea of segregation: "we want to empower you by imprinting forever the color of your skin onto your self." When everything else cools down, often I can feel the hatred build up inside me. Yes, the white liberals sing of love, and sees the whole world subject to their idea of it. For me, I think they do not understand love, but that's just my opinion. But you cannot deny that something is very sickening here.Fallacies of the liberal arts argument: 1) that learning how to write academically is learning how to write; 2) that one should express one's love for something by pursuing it as a course of academic study; 3) that studying what is has meant to be human being is the way to learning how to be a human being.This review has become a dumpster for things I have against Reed, I apologize for the disorganization.

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I applied to Reed as a third year transfer student from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. I had an apartment that I liked in SE Portland (in the Hawthorne District), and I was enjoying living and working there while I was on academic leave from Hampshire for a year in between my second and third years. Ultimately, Reed didn't give me as attractive a financial aid award to transfer as Hampshire did for me to go back, so back East I went to finish my degree and to do a semester of field study in London as well. I would have been fine at Reed, but it was bit more pretentious and "little Ivy" like compared to Hampshire which was more quirky and experimental, but luckily Reed has elements of that also (including the use of narrative evaluations instead of traditional grading though Reed also issues a letter grade and the student can request to see it through their advisor). Hampshire issues no letter grades, but, students have the option of taking classes at four other neighboring campuses in the immediate five college consortium area where Hampshire is located for letter grading. Classes at Amherst, Smith & Mt. Holyoke Colleges, as well as at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst are available to Hampshire students.I LOVED the feel of a small college campus within an urban environment though (Reed's campus is beautiful and I felt at home there), and I also really liked the idea of being able to keep my apartment and live off-campus in the city of Portland itself, which is what I would have done. At Hampshire because it was a more rural campus, you were required to live in on-campus housing (except if you met certain, specific "criteria"). However, IF the $$$$ had been better from Reed, I would have transferred from being a Hampster to becoming a Reedie. My only other gripe about Reed academically is that it doesn't have an actual Film Program (and Hampshire does), however, at Reed you can study "Cinema" within the context of the Division of Literature & Languages, but I didn't like that there were no production classes nor the on-campus facilities to study the process of filmmaking itself.That being said however, there are plenty of options and resources within Portland to pursue film classes and working on film projects (such as the NW Film Center), but Hampshire ended up being the better option for me to return to at the point I was at in my studies. Reed also held the distinction of being the one college I applied to twice: the first time in 1992 (sight unseen), when I was first applying to schools, and the second time in 1995, as a third year transfer student (after finally getting to visit and tour the campus) sit in on classes, talk to faculty and just hang out with Reedies. Reed came in 4th place for me initially behind Hampshire, Emerson & Sarah Lawrence. Overall, I don't regret not attending Reed, and I still went on to graduate school, BUT, sometimes I do wonder: what if I had gone to Reed?

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My late brother in law spoke often about the school. Mostly good times and some sad events too. Glad to hear that they're cleaning it up.

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Location & Website

Address: 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5037711112

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: reed.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

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