College Factual  by our College Data Analytics Team
       Unbiased Factual Guarantee

Reed College Data & Information Overview

44% Acceptance Rate
2% Student Loan Default Rate
Want the scoop on Reed College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Reed offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more.
All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Reed College Ranked?

Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

Explore Best Ranked Schools for You

Explore the best ranked schools for the programs you are most interested in.

Overall Quality

Reed was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

See all of the rankings for Reed College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Reed?

44% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Reed College is a competitive 44%, 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.

Learn more about Reed College admissions.

Reed College Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
98% Full Time Teachers

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 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Reed College

88% Freshmen Retention
64% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% 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  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Reed for first-time, full-time students is 64%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100

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

Reed College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,338 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
53.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,366 undergraduates at Reed with 1,338 being full-time and 28 being part-time.

How Much Does Reed College Cost?

$33,350 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
$29,464 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Reed is $33,350. 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 +
$18,787 $14,034 $20,493 $25,270 $43,187

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 46% of students took out student loans averaging $7,366 a year. That adds up to $29,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Reed is 2.1%. 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.

Get more details about paying for Reed College.

How Much Money Do Reed Graduates Make?

$50,784 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Reed make around $50,784 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Reed students since it is 20% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Reed College make the most money.

Location of Reed College

Oregon State
1,338 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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.

Get more details about the location of Reed College.


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

32 Majors With Completions
326 Undergraduate Degrees
2 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Reed College. Of these students, 326 received undergraduate degrees and 2 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
General Biology 25 NA
Mathematics 22 NA
Physics 21 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 18 NA
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 18 NA
Anthropology 17 NA
Chemistry 16 NA
General English Literature 16 NA
History 16 NA

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

Online Learning at Reed

3% Take At Least One Class Online
0% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 54 students took at least one online class at Reed College. This is a decrease from the 1,274 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 54 6
2019-2020 1,274 318
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Reed College.

If you’re considering Reed College, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.

Curious on how these schools stack up against Reed? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare college on the features that matter most to you!

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.

Popular Reports

College Rankings
Best by Location
Degree Guides by Major
Graduate Programs

Compare Your School Options