Reed College

Reed College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Reed College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Reed College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Reed College was awarded 111 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mathematics and statistics.

Overall Quality

Reed is ranked #716 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Reed also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in Oregon ranking.

See all of the rankings for Reed College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Reed?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Reed College is a competitive 36%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 61% of students accepted to Reed submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 670 and 740. Math scores were between 640 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Reed College  ( 670 to 740 )

SAT Math Scores for Reed College  ( 640 to 760 )
Reed received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Reed College  ( 30 to 33 )

Learn more about Reed College admissions.

Reed College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Reed it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Reed College is 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Reed College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Reed College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Reed the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 69%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Reed College.

Reed College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,457 undergraduates at Reed with 1,420 being full-time and 37 being part-time.

How Much Does Reed College Cost?

The overall average net price of Reed is $33,767. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Reed

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,630 $13,123 $19,277 $26,961 $47,974

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Reed, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Reed, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $6,910 a year. That adds up to $27,640 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Reed is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Reed Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Reed make around $42,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Reed College make the most money.

Location of Reed College

Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed College is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Portland makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Reed are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3203 Se Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-8199
Phone: 503-771-1112

Reed College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Reed College. Of these students, 309 received undergraduate degrees and 4 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 26 NA
Economics 23 NA
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 20 NA
Political Science & Government 20 NA
General Biology 19 NA
Computer Information Systems 18 NA
History 18 NA
Physics 18 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 17 NA
General English Literature 15 $16,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Reed College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Learn more about online learning at Reed College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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