|Early decision at reed|
| This year 92 students
out of the incoming class of 320 will be entering Reed in the fall as early
decision matriculants. The early decision group, on average, maintained
a 3.614 GPA; achieved a SAT verbal 645, SAT math 682, and ACT composite
30; and come predominantly from the Mountain and Southwest states, followed
by states in the North and Northeast.
The admission office, while pleased that such a high percentage of the class has selected the college as their absolute first choice, notes that it is also wary of the trend toward early decision applications as a strategy for students to improve their chances of admission or for colleges to inflate their rankings.