Reed Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Reed College
How hard is it to get into Reed and can I get accepted? The school has a 35% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,087 out of 5,957 applicants were admitted making Reed a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 9 percent. Reed College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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Reed SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT61%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||640|
|SAT Composite 25th||1310|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||750|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1520|
|Average SAT Score||1420|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Reed College?
Reed College typically requires applicants to be in the top 11 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1310 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1200. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1520 and Above||Good||>48%|
|1415 to 1520||Avg +||35%-48%|
|1310 to 1415||Avg -||24%-35%|
|1205 to 1310||Reach||16%-24%|
|Less than 1205||Low||<16%|
Reed ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT51%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||31|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Reed?
Admission data indicates that Reed regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Reed College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>52%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||35%-52%|
|30 to 31||Avg -||27%-35%|
|29 to 30||Reach||21%-27%|
|Less than 29||Low||<21%|
Avg. High School GPA3.9
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Reed College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Reed College was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Oregon for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Reed will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||8%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||5%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||2%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
62% of Reed College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||62%|
|Top 25% of class||27%|
|Top 50% of class||98%|
|Bottom 50% of class||2%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||20%||17%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Reed College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209922 IPEDS survey data for Reed College.
Frequently Asked Questions
61% of students submit their SAT scores to Reed. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
35% of those who apply are granted admission to Reed. Admission competition is high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1310 and 1520. 61% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.