Intellectual. Free-thinking. Rigorous. Laid back. Classical. Iconoclastic. Paradoxical. Liberal. College guides grapple to define the Reed College experience, but they all tend to agree on two points: Reed is one of the most distinctive colleges in the nation and it is not for everyone. Reed attracts serious students, and often brings out the best in them. Always engaged, often engrossed, and occasionally engulfed in a demanding, exhilarating educational adventure, "Reedies" thrive on a mix of classical study, critical analysis, and guided inquiry that rewards creativity, independence, and reflection. Classes are small, faculty make themselves accessible, and students adhere to an honor principle both inside and outside the classroom.
Reed recruits nationally, with strong representation from California, the Pacific Northwest, and the eastern corridor. The student body is also composed of 8 percent international students. A recent survey of graduating seniors at 52 liberal arts colleges found Reed students one and a half times more likely to be satisfied with their education than the national average and twice as likely to say they would choose Reed again. Reed ranks first among U.S. liberal arts colleges in percentage of graduates going on to earn doctoral degrees and fourth among all institutions of higher education. The breadth, depth, and rigor of the curriculum provide great preparation for nearly any career. Many Reed alumni found or lead companies and organizations, earn medical or law degrees, write books or create works of art, and work to make life on the planet better for all.
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