Reed College was founded in 1908 as an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences. The school is located in Portland, Oregon. Reed provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program balancing broad distribution requirements and in-depth study in a chosen academic discipline.
Reed welcomes applications from international students whose educational interests would be served by Reed’s programs in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The college seeks students who are well prepared academically and who are serious about a broad-based education. Admission to Reed is competitive and is based upon a close examination and comparison of credentials from many highly qualified applicants. Each international student’s application for admission is reviewed carefully by at least two Reed College admission professionals. Intellectual curiosity, academic performance, and an understanding of Reed are among the criteria used to evaluate each applicant’s candidacy.
All financial aid at Reed is granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Reed offers no academic or athletic scholarships. Need is determined through an assessment of your family’s financial resources and ability to contribute toward the total cost of your education. This assessed family contribution is subtracted from the total cost of tuition, fees, room and board, books, incidental expenses, and a travel allowance. The amount remaining is your demonstrated financial need.
Even though Reed is an independent college, funds from the United States government provide a significant portion of a student’s financial aid package. These funds are available only to students who are U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status in the U.S. As a result, when Reed offers financial aid to international students, the entire package is composed of Reed funds. Since these funds are limited, Reed can only offer financial aid to approximately 15 to 25 international students each year. In a typical year, 100 to 125 qualified international freshman and transfer applicants compete for these few awards. For applicants who demonstrate need, Reed will admit only those who also receive financial aid awards. All offers of financial assistance include grants, work opportunities, and loans. Loans must be repaid to the college.
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