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Intellectual. Inspiring. Transformative. For over 100 years, Reed has sought to provide the finest educational program in the country, offering students an extraordinary environment in which to discover their passions and pursue them with depth and determination.

Apply to one of the most distinctive colleges in the country

Reed is steadfast in its belief in the intrinsic value of rigorous scholarship and the joy of serious intellectual pursuit. Founded as a liberal arts powerhouse, Reed remains dedicated first to undergraduate teaching. 

Join an unconventional and progressive community

The Reed community is self-directed and guided by the Honor Principle. This dual commitment to the independence of thought and mutual trust and respect helps to create an environment in which students feel inspired, challenged, and fulfilled.

A deeply collaborative academic environment

Reed provides a singular example of the liberal arts experience: a structured curriculum with an emphasis on independent inquiry; extensive feedback from professors instead of letter grades on assignments; and a deeply collaborative academic environment. You will learn how to learn—how to dedicate yourself to studying and how to work toward the production of new knowledge.


Located in the Pacific Northwest in the dynamic city of Portland, Oregon, Reed is the perfect environment in which to live, discover, learn, and grow.

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