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This is Reed: Video Library

Whether you are new to the college search—and looking for guidance—or newly admitted to Reed, we invite you to learn more about the application process and explore Reed's distinctive academic program and unique community.

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Roaming Reedies: Ramen with the Deans

Reed College’s Milyon Trulove, vice president and dean of admission & financial aid, and Karnell McConnell-Black, vice president of student life, explore Portland's food scene, starting with Kayo’s Ramen Bar.

Navigating Admission Process

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Top Tips for Writing your Personal Statement

Our admission counselors explain their top tips for writing your college essay.

RECAP! Writing Your Personal Statement—College Application Workshop Week

The college essay is unique. We’ll let you in on the dos and don'ts and show you a few sample essays from successful Reed applications.

RECAP! Navigating Selective College Admission—College Application Workshop Week

Milyon Trulove, vice president and dean of admission & financial aid, discusses how to navigate the selective college admission process. Watch this session and learn how selective institutions think about transcripts, extracurriculars, the application essay, and more.

RECAP! Acing the Interview—College Application Workshop Week

Take a deep dive into the college interview to discover why interviews are an important part of the application process. Learn tips for communicating effectively and establish a mindset that will help you ace the interview.

Reed in Twenty Minutes

Milyon Trulove, vice president and dean of admission & financial aid, introduces you to Reed. Find out more about our dedication to the life of the mind and our commitment to each other and our community.

Majors and Programs

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Biology Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the biology department and faculty areas of research.

English Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the English department and faculty areas of research.

Humanities 110 Roundtable Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the humanities department and faculty areas of research.

Political Science and Economics Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the political science and economics departments and their areas of research.

Math Department Roundtable Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the mathematics department and faculty areas of research.

Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology departments and their areas of research.

Getting to Know Campus and Communities

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Roaming Reedies: Ramen with the Deans

Reed College’s Milyon Trulove, vice president and dean of admission & financial aid, and Karnell McConnell-Black, vice president of student life, explore Portland's food scene, starting with Kayo’s Ramen Bar.

Reedie Room Tour

Houses, halls, blocks, and apartments—Reed has 27 residence halls grouped into three neighborhoods. Tour Rachel's room and learn what living at Reed is like.

The Return to Reed

The Reed community has come together on campus once again. Thanks to a great deal of dedication and care from each and every student, staff, and faculty member, Reed is thriving.

Living and Learning at Reed

Reed is thriving thanks to a well-thought-out plan that involves deliberate choices from our community.

Learning in Earth, Wind, and Fire

At Reed, students follow their inquisitive instincts to explore ideas and create new knowledge. This year, it just happened to take place in our new outdoor learning tents. Watch how the outdoor space helped students and faculty move forward.

Fall 2020 Semester at Reed

We have run out of ways to describe the complexities of our shared experience over the course of 2020. As the fall 2020 semester at Reed comes to a close, a cooperative spirit has prevailed. We look forward to 2021 with optimism for finding a semblance of normalcy as a learning and living community.