Reed College

Reed College

Reed College was founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, as an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences.

Reed provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program balancing broad distribution requirements and in-depth study in a chosen academic discipline.

Social life at Reed consists of a wide variety of on- and off-campus opportunities for diversion, including art, music, theatre, lectures, movies, and sports. The list of activities and organizations is long and constantly growing-with every activity open to all. People

Approximately 1,400 students
55% women, 45% men
25% minority enrollment
135 faculty members


10:1 student faculty ratio
Conference-style interactive teaching method with small classes (average of 15 students)
22 departmental and 12 interdisciplinary majors in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences
Humanities course taken by all first-year students
Junior qualifying exam in major field
All students write a substantial and challenging senior thesis
Opportunities for dual degree and study abroad programs, as well as internships and career advising