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.
Roaming Reedies Student Edition: Hawthorne Neighborhood Tour
Watch four Reedies explore Hawthorne Boulevard, which is just a fifteen-minute bus ride from campus and one of the coolest neighborhoods in town. They sample bougie smoothies and Straight from New York Pizza (because Portland pizza isn’t a thing… yet), browse thrift shops, and visit the Hawthorne outpost of the world-famous Powell’s Books.
Navigating the Admission Process
Is Early Decision Right for Me?
Hear from five current Reedies about the benefits of applying and finding out early. They discuss how applying Early Decision removed some of the stress from their senior year and let them show their enthusiasm for Reed.
Move-in Day Q&A: College Search Advice
Milyon Trulove (Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid) talks to new Reedies and families on move-in day and gets their unfiltered advice on the best ways to approach the college search.
The college application process has a lot of moving parts. In this event recording, Assistant Dean of Admission Marissa Seiler walks you through the different rounds and required materials and answers questions.
Reed in Context
Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, puts Reed in the greater context of higher education and unpacks the differences between a college and university and a bachelor of science vs. a bachelor of arts degree.
Understanding Financial Aid
Sandy Sundstrom, Reed's Director of Financial Aid, demystifies financial aid, explains how it works, and shows you how to apply. This overview, featuring Reed-specific examples, is a handy guide for understanding the financial aid process.
Top Tips for Writing your Personal Statement
Our admission counselors explain their top tips for writing your college essay.
Getting to Know Campus and Communities
Reedie Room Tour: Jojo’s Room in Bragdon
Jojo is a sophomore linguistics major. Watch as she takes you on a tour of her room in Bragdon Hall.
Roaming Reedies: Portland Farmers Market at PSU, Part 1
Join Milyon (Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid) and Karnell (Vice President for Student Life) as they visit the Portland Farmers Market and sample everything from hot sauce to kombucha.
Roaming Reedies Student Edition: Sellwood Neighborhood Tour
Watch a group of Reedies explore Sellwood, which borders Reed and is easy to reach by bike, bus, or car.
Roaming Reedies Student Edition: Portland Gardens Tour
Watch as four Reedies venture out to explore Portland’s bounteous blooms. Rachel, Lydia, Noah, and Rayn visit the Japanese Garden, the International Rose Test Garden, and the Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Reed Alumni: Day in the Life of a Research Assistant
Meet Ipsita Krishnamurthy ’20 as she takes you on a tour of her day as a research assistant at Oregon Health & Science University. Ipsita wields a pipette like a pro and introduces you to all the fellow Reedies in her lab.
Reed Alumni: Day in the Life of a Park Ranger
Meet Hanna Dörnhofer ’16, a Reed grad, bio major, and community engagement park ranger. Hanna takes you through her day as she counts frog eggs, clears brush, and reflects on how Reed prepared her for her role.
Majors and Programs
Academic Panel ’23
Professors Kathy Oleson and Nigel Nicholson discuss what makes Reed’s academic program one of the most distinctive in the country.
Faculty Office Hours - Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Professor of Chemistry Kelly Chacón and Professor of Biology Sarah Schaack talk about their departments and the biology, chemistry, and biochemistry and molecular biology majors at Reed.
Faculty Office Hours - Psychology
Join Professors of Psychology Jennifer Henderlong Corpus and Enriqueta Canseco-Gonzalez in their virtual office hours as they discuss the psychology major at Reed.
Faculty Office Hours - English, Creative Writing, and Comparative Literature
Join Professors Samiya Bashir, Libby Drumm, and Jay Dickson in their virtual office hours as they break down studying English at Reed.
Engineering Pathways at Reed
There are many paths from Reed to a career in engineering. Watch this panel discussion to learn more about the 3:2 engineering program.
Pre-Medical Pathways at Reed
Watch Milyon Trulove's conversation with three members of Reed’s pre-med advising team.