Since its founding in 1908 as an independent undergraduate institution, Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, has remained steadfast to one central commitment: to provide a balanced, comprehensive education in liberal arts and sciences, fulfilling the highest standards of intellectual excellence. The distinctive Reed experience includes a challenging curriculum involving wide reading, conference and laboratory-based teaching in small groups, and a student body motivated by enthusiasm for serious intellectual work. Reed offers a B.A. in one of 22 major fields and numerous interdisciplinary fields, as well as a master of arts in liberal studies degree.
During summer 2011, Reed will break ground on a $28 million performing arts building packed with stages, studios, classrooms, and practice space, made possible by the Centennial Campaign. For the first time, the music, dance, and theatre departments will be united under one roof as the college makes a historic bricks-and-mortar commitment to the performing arts.
Social life at Reed consists of a wide variety of on- and off-campus opportunities for diversion, including art, music, theatre, lectures, movies, and sports.
Reed College is on a beautiful 116-acre tree-lined campus in residential southeast Portland. The campus features a lake and canyon with abundant wildlife and native plants.
Facilities include 24 buildings and 23 residence halls. Recent improvements include a new technology building, expanded and renovated physics laboratories, and additions and expansions to the library, biology building, studio arts building, sports center, and psychology building.
Downtown Portland is about 15 minutes by bus. Mt. Hood and Reed’s ski cabin are about 90 minutes away. The Pacific coast is about 90 minutes the other way