Private 4 Year

Reed Admission Requirements

Portland, Oregon

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Chances of getting into Reed College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Reed College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Reed and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Reed is 42%.  It ranks #1 in Oregon and #172 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Reed is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 2,391 out of 5,647 applicants were admitted.

Reed College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.9. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Reed application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Reed College.

Reed SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
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Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Reed College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
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SAT Scores for Reed College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Reed ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Reed College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Reed College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Reed GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Reed College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Reed. 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.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

55% of Reed College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Reed College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 55%
Top 25% of class 78%
Top 50% of class 97%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Reed College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,452 2,195 5,647
Accepted 1,507 884 2,391
Acceptance Rate 44% 40% 42%
Enrolled 207 158 365
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 18% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Reed College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Reed College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Reed College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Reed College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.


Does Reed College prefer SAT or ACT?

61% of students submit their SAT scores to Reed. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Reed College?

42% of those who apply are granted admission to Reed. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.