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 1918 to 2190, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 28 to 33. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Reed College average GPA ranges from 3.68 to 3.89 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 49% with 25% of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Reed College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Reed College was reported as 48.5% in Fall 2013 with over 2,890 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

  • SAT Scores: 1918 - 2190
  • ACT Scores: 28 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.89

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Reed College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 40.5%
  • 2010-2011: 42.6%
  • 2011-2012: 39.8%
  • 2012-2013: 35.9%
  • 2013-2014: 48.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 42.4%

How Does Reed College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Reed College is fourteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lewis & Clark College62.9%
Warner Pacific College52.7%
Pacific Northwest College of Art64.7%
University of Portland66.8%
George Fox University75.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Reed College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading660 - 750
Math620 - 720
Writing638 - 720
Total Score1918 - 2190
ACT®Score Range
English29 - 34
Math26 - 32
Composite Score28 - 33
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