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Education that transforms you
Reed College students take pride in intellectual exploration, do-it-yourself creativity, and hard work. By joining our community, you’ll channel your joy of learning into our small discussion-oriented courses, where professors focus on learning and feedback rather than grades. At Reed, you’ll be tested beyond what you've faced before, from Humanities 110 to your senior thesis. But you'll also be ready to pursue your passions with depth and determination.
Areas of Emphasis
At Reed, we know you're not just one thing, and we don't want you to be. With 38 majors, including 13 interdisciplinary programs, choose a path that's uniquely yours.
Delve deeper into artistic disciplines—art, dance, music, and theatre—through performance and scholarly study.
Study human society, past and present, through topics that range from how an individual makes a decision to how large-scale cultural norms are created and maintained.
Explore the power of written and spoken word through coursework in literary theory, cultural studies, creative writing, and foreign languages.
Gain insight into the principles that underlie the mathematical and physical worlds through observation, experimentation, analysis, and reasoning.
Combine open-mindedness with skepticism to find solutions that help people better understand themselves and connect with others.
Cross academic boundaries and combine areas of study to discover new connections, find innovative solutions, and gain fresh perspectives.
Academics with Purpose
Make a difference beyond the classroom. Reed’s McGill Lawrence Internship Award provides financial support for Reed students to complete a summer internship in the public or nonprofit sectors.
Meet Our Faculty
With 100% professor-taught classes, you won't just learn from our renowned faculty—you'll partner with them to conduct research and publish papers.
The Numbers That Tell Our Story
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Learn from professors in small conference-style classes.
Yes, you read that right. It's the only one found on a liberal arts college campus.
Get to Know Reed Academics
Learn about the five divisions and 26 departments that make up Reed’s unique academic environment.
Learn about our unique grading policy and the resources that will help you succeed, from tutoring to disability and accessibility resources.
Take steps toward your future with guidance from the Center for Life Beyond Reed. We’ll help you clarify your goals, gain experiential learning opportunities, and more.
Study in the Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library, attend a show in the Performing Arts Building, and conduct research in our science labs. And yes, we have a nuclear research reactor.
Explore important upcoming dates for Reed students, including student orientation and winter break.
Have a question about Reed? Check our catalog, where you’ll find degree requirements, course descriptions, campus policies, and more.