Reed College

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Reed College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Portland, OR, a predominately urban area. There are around 1,600 students enrolled each year at Reed College.

The majority of students getting into this school got an SAT score within the range of 1325 to 1520, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 30 to 34. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Reed College average GPA ranges from 3.75 to 3.96 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 39% with 17% of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Reed College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Reed College was reported as 39.5% in Fall 2020 with over 5,820 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 30 - 34
  • Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into Reed College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Reed College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Reed College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 31.3%
  • 2017-2018: 35.6%
  • 2018-2019: 35.0%
  • 2019-2020: 39.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 33.9%

How Does Reed College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Reed College is forty-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Warner Pacific College97.4%
Lewis & Clark College72.2%
Pacific Northwest College of Art87.6%
University of Portland76.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Reed College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading670 - 750
Math655 - 770
Total Score1325 - 1520
ACT®Score Range
English31 - 35
Math27 - 33
Composite Score30 - 34
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