Founded in 1908 in southeast Portland, Oregon
Reed students pursue the bachelor of arts degree in 40 majors and programs. The curriculum includes a yearlong humanities course, broad distribution requirements, and a senior thesis. A 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and small conference-style classes allow faculty members to truly mentor students and engage with them in individual discussions. Reed also offers a graduate program leading to a master of arts degree in liberal studies.
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The following accommodations offer discounts to the Reed community:
An expansion and renovation of the building completed in 2002 provides additional computer workstations and study spaces with wired and wireless network connections, high-density shelving for print collections, and a computer classroom for library instruction.
General-purpose student computing labs, known as the Information Resource Centers (IRCs), are located in the Educational Technology Center. All current students have access to the IRCs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for work on course assignments or independent projects.
If you have your own insurance coverage and do not want to join the Reed plan, you must provide proof of comparable health insurance coverage annually by submitting a completed health insurance waiver form via paper waiver or online through IRIS under Student Forms.
Social life on the Reed campus is informal, and all activities are open to all who are interested. There are no fraternities or sororities. Nearly seventy-five percent of the students live on campus, and the small house groupings in the residence halls provide a congenial social environment without exclusiveness. A variety of extracurricular opportunities abound in cultural affairs, community service, and recreational sports.
Reed provides everything you need to take advantage of Oregon’s active lifestyle. Lace up your shoes, dive into the pool, grab some gear from the backpack coop, or go trekking into the wilderness: It’s your adventure.
One of the great things about Reed is that it’s easy to get involved and find your niche. If you don’t see what you want in the student organization database, feel free to start your own group. Above are some of the student organizations:
Reed College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the American Chemical Society, and is a member of the Association of Liberal Studies Programs.
Reed has given me a lot of self confidence both in my personal life and my academic life. The professors can be really great. The administration is lacking, and not as supportive of the student body as it could be. However, financial aid is amazing.
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