Diversity-focused Admission Efforts
The Reed College admission office engages in a number of efforts to help ensure the most diverse freshman class possible. In addition to our off-campus work connecting with students in their hometowns and our outreach through publications and mailings, we host the four following on-campus programs designed to recruit, admit, and enroll students from under-represented groups.
Local College Admission Workshop
Each fall the we offer a college admission and financial aid workshop for local students, college guidance counselors, and community-based organizations. The program is designed specifically for students of color and students from lower-income backgrounds. The agenda includes an overview of the college search and application process, a conversation about financial aid, and an opportunity to review and discuss sample applications with Reed college admission counselors. Those interested in attending need only to make a reservation for the event. Family members are welcome.
Fall Fly-In: Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME)
In early November, Reed welcomes 30–35 high school seniors from historically underrepresented groups to campus. These selected students come from all over the country to spend three days and two nights getting to know Reed, its community members, and the surrounding area. While here, students have the opportunity to sit in on classes, tour campus, eat in the dinning hall, sleep in the dorms, and maybe even read a comic book in our comic book library or throw a Frisbee with our Ultimate team. Applications for the program are due in early October. The program is cost-free.
Spring Fly-In Programs
Late March and Mid-April
During our two spring fly-in programs, 20–25 students come visit Reed, free of expense. For these events, we invite students from historically underrepresented groups who have submitted an application to Reed. The spring fly-in events are similar to the fall fly-in program and provide students an in-depth and engaging visit experience.
Fall 2013 Entering Class (356 students)
|African American / Black||5%|
In 2013–14, students came from 45 countries in addition to the U.S.:
United Arab Emirates