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Reed Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

31.3%
Admission Difficulty for Reed College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Reed? The school has a 31% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,786 out of 5,705 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 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1340-1510
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Reed College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1340
SAT Scores for Reed College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1510
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 9 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 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 1255. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1425 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Reed College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >43%
1425 to 1510 Avg + 31%-43%
1340 to 1425 Avg - 21%-31%
1255 to 1340 Reach 13%-21%
Less than 1255 Low <13%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
51%
ACT Scores for Reed College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Reed College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 33
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 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Reed College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Reed College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >43%
31 to 33 Avg + 31%-43%
29 to 31 Avg - 21%-31%
27 to 29 Reach 13%-21%
Less than 27 Low <13%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.9
Typical High School Grades
A-

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Reed will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Reed College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 67% Good
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

Admission Statistics

Reed College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,408 2,297 5,705
Accepted 1,023 763 1,786
Acceptance Rate 30% 33% 31%
Enrolled 188 167 355
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 22% 20%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
33

Applicants have 33 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Reed College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Reed College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.