I worked in the Reed canyon, made amazing friends—human, plant, and animal—and learned a lot about ecological restoration techniques and native plants.
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Professor Kambiz GhaneaBassiri’s class on the erasure of Islam from the Western humanities was eye-opening and helped me finally understand some of the reasons why the distinction of the West historically arose.
Professor David Perkinson let me work with him on a research project the summer after my sophomore year that ended up being a formative experience for me. I learned a lot of math, but more importantly I learned how fun research can be and what I am capable of. He also taught me the importance of good chalk.
I was a team coordinator for Ultimate Frisbee, and it was a lot of fun building a sense of community through sport. I was also a peer career advisor with the Center for Life Beyond Reed.
I’ve learned how to approach solving problems that are hard or confusing, and how to discuss my reasoning with others and work collaboratively toward a solution. I also think I’m more open to trying new things and exploring new experiences.
Being at Reed meant being surrounded by people who were great at things I wanted to be great at. This can be intimidating but also very conducive to growth.
At Reed, we support students' progress through thoughtfully written feedback—de-emphasizing letter grades—which leads to more discussion and collaboration.Go Beyond the ABCs
From assisting professors in their labs to volunteering in our nuclear reactor, Reedies actively contribute to scholarship.Research from Day One
The culmination of your academic journey at Reed, your senior thesis contains original research and showcases your intellectual growth.Contribute to the Thesis Tower
In this signature Reed program, explore how people living in diverse historical contexts have engaged fundamental questions about existence.Oh, the Humanities!
A Transformative Liberal Arts College Experience
From the shared experience of Humanities 110 to your senior thesis, study broadly across disciplines while diving deep into your major. Throughout, you have the space to ask complex questions, embrace paradoxes, and develop new perspectives.Discover Reed Academics
Become a Reedie
At Reed, we look beyond the numbers. That’s why we waived application fees and embraced a test-blind policy. We find students through a holistic examination of grades, accomplishments, and perspectives. If you’re passionate about learning, we want to know more about you.
Imagine Yourself Here
Hike the 28-acre Reed canyon, relax on our rolling lawns, and study in our beautiful buildings. Take a short bike ride to downtown Portland, Oregon, or plan a trip to our ski cabin on Mount Hood. At Reed, avenues for discovery and growth are everywhere.
Library of America honors poet Gary Snyder ’51 with volume of his collected poems.
Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado has been awarded a three-year grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
More than a million were buried on Hart Island, but families couldn’t visit. Melinda Hunt ’81 changed that.