Reed College Top Questions

Describe your favorite campus traditions.


Reed is best known for rigorous academics, didactic learning environment , and liberalism.


Its academics. When I first visited Reed, I spoke to a student who had gone to Harvard for a year, but then ended up at Reed. She told me how much more she loved the entire atmosphere at Reed, even though the academic standard was so much higher here. And it is. Reed is an incredible school for students who are truly interested in learning, discussing, and exploring. Only people who are serious about education should come here.


Reed is best known for academic stress, drugs, free-thinking, and lots of books. The communism, atheisim and free love of the '60s have been replaced with capitalism, cynicism and celibacy.


It shook its beautiful mane and asked me if I wanted to ride.