This Is Reed

Reed College is an oasis for creative and analytical minds. Here, you can unleash your curiosity, embrace paradoxes, and excel in our vibrant community, all while living in the dynamic city of Portland, Oregon.

Immerse yourself in a transformative journey of learning—where thought-provoking discussions echo through our classrooms, campus, and residence halls. From local research opportunities to global exploration, Reed opens doors to a world of inspiration. Join us at Reed, where your intellectual adventure awaits.

The Value of a Reed Education

Going Beyond Grades

At Reed, we've redefined academic excellence. Although letter grades are given, rather than receiving them at the top of your assignments, you get direct feedback from professors. Experience the transformative power of Humanities 110, engage in dynamic conference-style classes, and explore diverse courses beyond your major. Forge your own path of growth at Reed College.

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Academic Exploration through Research

Immerse yourself in Reed’s culture of hands-on learning. Coauthor a research paper with a professor or study abroad to gain fluency in a foreign language. No matter your interests, gain valuable insights and real-world experience that will prepare you for future educational and career pursuits.

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The opportunity to collaborate with curious and passionate students is one of the extraordinary features of the Reed academic experience.

Sarah Schaack
Professor of Biology

Close-Knit Campus Community

Reed's student population fosters a vibrant and inclusive environment that sparks innovation and mutual growth. Join our clubs, which foster outside-the-classroom intellectual discourse, thought-provoking opportunities, and playful—even mischievous—camaraderie. Or participate in Reed traditions from Canyon Day to Scriptorium.

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Explore the City and Beyond

Bike and hike or ski and surf—it’s all possible from our unparalleled location in Portland, Oregon. Embark on exciting adventures beyond our campus borders.

Reed gave me the option to do more academically and creatively. I have been able to create my own path as well as understand that to lead is to listen to others . . . I am a much better person because of my Reed education.


Ready for Success

Reed’s rigorous curriculum and focus on research cultivate in-demand analytical skills, empowering you for career success and admission to top graduate schools. Whether you want to pursue a doctorate or become a medical doctor, your Reed experience will broaden your horizons and shape your future.

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