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Get to know Reed firsthand—the right college is about fit, and only Reed feels like Reed. 

Reed College students visit Old Dorm Block

Maybe it’s our students (intense, passionate intellectuals), or our faculty (outstanding scholars and inspiring teachers), or our traditions (Prom Dress Rugby, anyone?). Maybe it’s the groups and resources created by students (the comic book library) or our academic facilities (the nuclear reactor, the capital “L” Library). But what matters most is: what does Reed feel like to you? There’s no substitute for experience.

We strongly encourage you to visit campus and talk to as many members of our community as you can about what it's like to live and study here. Visit during the academic year to experience the full energy of campus life. If you cannot make it during the school year, summer visits to Reed’s beautiful tree-shaded campus will give you the opportunity to meet with admission staff and student interns.

“Visiting made me feel like I belonged at Reed. The tour I took probably wasn't a ‘good tour,’ in the common sense. But unlike so many other schools (and I saw more than 14), it felt like the tour guide had an unvarnished enthusiasm for Reed, like they couldn’t organize all their thoughts about the place. That was really appealing to me; people at Reed seemed like real people and not salespeople. They felt comfortable enough to have a real conversation with a group of strangers about something very dear to their hearts.”—Paul Messick ’15

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