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Why choose Reed?

  1. The campus features architecture based on the Tudor-Gothic style, and a forested canyon nature preserve at its center.
  2. The college has many prominent alumni, including over 50 Fulbright Scholars, 60 Watson Fellows, 2 MacArthur Fellows, and 31 Rhodes Scholars.
  3. Reed is the only private undergraduate college with a primarily student-run nuclear reactor supporting its science programs.


Quick Facts:

Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

City Population: 593,820

University Population: 1,471

Climate: The climate is mild, but periods of extreme hot and cold can affect parts of the state.

Nearest Airport: Portland International Airport

Website: www.reed.edu

Reed College was founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, as an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences. Reed provides one of the nation's most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program balancing broad distribution requirements and in-depth study in a chosen academic discipline. 

Social life at Reed consists of a wide variety of on- and off-campus opportunities for diversion, including art, music, theatre, lectures, movies, and sports. The list of activities and organisations is long and constantly growing - with every activity open to all.

Reed College is on a beautiful 116-acre tree-lined campus in residential southeast Portland. The campus features a lake and canyon with abundant wildlife and native plants. Facilities include 24 buildings and 23 residence halls. Recent improvements include a new technology building, expanded and renovated physics laboratories, and additions and expansions to the library, biology building, studio arts building, sports center, and psychology building. Downtown Portland is about 15 minutes by bus, Mt. Hood and Reed's ski cabin are about 90 minutes away, and the Pacific coast is about 90 minutes the other way.