Admission & Aid

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At Reed College, you’ll cross academic disciplines in your pursuit of knowledge, discovering new questions along the way. Professors assign challenging material, then serve as resources and facilitators as you and your classmates discuss ideas with thoughtfulness and compassion. If you’re ready for an intellectual challenge and a fun, close-knit community, you’ll thrive here. Learn about who we are and how we can help you become a lifelong Reedie. 

How to Apply

Join a community that values scholarly pursuits at the highest level for all. That's why we've waived application fees and embraced a test-blind policy for applicants. If you are eager to learn in a place where curiosity thrives, we encourage you to apply now.

Learn About Our Application Process

Hear from Reedies

Discover the stories of a mathematics major who helped create a milk club, a pre-med student getting hands-on research experience, and an economics alum who found community at Reed.

Reed’s Commitment to Affordability

Creating a diverse and inclusive campus at Reed includes making sure all of our students can afford a Reed education. Through our financial aid program, we meet 100 percent of the demonstrated need for all admitted students, international or domestic, for all four years.

Learn about Cost & Aid at Reed

Visit and Experience Reed

Get a taste of Reed’s vibrant academic and collaborative culture. We offer in-person and virtual tours where you can explore our campus and talk to an admission counselor.


Residence Life

Experience the community spirit of Reed as you live on campus. As a first-year student, you’ll live in clusters called “neighborhoods” that help you build friendships and express yourself as you transition to life at Reed.

Housing & Dining

What is a Reedie?

They studied mouthbrooding fish, analyzed Beyoncé and Katy Perry, translated Chinese and Russian, played frisbee, learned to rock climb, and sang in Reed's Collegium Musicum.

Meet 12 from the Class of 2023

Contact Us

Have questions? We're here to help. Contact our admission team for personalized assistance with your application, a campus visit, or any other questions you may have.
Phone: 503-777-7511 (local) | 800-547-4750 (toll-free)
Fax: 503-777-7553