About Reed

Founded in 1908 in southeast Portland, Oregon, Reed College is a coeducational, independent liberal arts and sciences college. Referred to as one of the most intellectual colleges in the country, Reed is known for its high standards of scholarly practice, creative thinking, and engaged citizenship.

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 9:1 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.

Reed Students: What is a Reedie?

We've asked proud members of each graduating class since 2009 to tell us about themselves, their theses, and their Reed experiences. Learn more.

Inclusion and Diversity

Reed College is a community dedicated to serious and open intellectual inquiry, one in which students, faculty, and staff can fully participate, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socio-economic status, or disabilities. Learn more.


Reed College is an institution of higher education in the liberal arts devoted to the intrinsic value of intellectual pursuit and governed by the highest standards of scholarly practice, critical thought, and creativity. Learn more.


Reed students are dedicated to serious and open intellectual inquiry and to a community in which everyone can fully participate, regardless of identity.

Facts about Reed



First Classes

Academic Calendar

Portland, Oregon

Degrees Offered

Institutional Research

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