College Junior 2013-11-01T01:53:59Z
The financial aid office is great and always willing to explain the process to students.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:53:34Z
Computer services is pretty excellent.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:51:01Z
People will tell you that you won't ever see the sun again, but that's not true. Yes, it rains. Yes, it's grey a lot. But it doesn't get too cold, it hardly snows, and fall, spring, and summer are gorgeous.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:50:02Z
There aren't a ton of options immediately in the neighborhood, but what is there is good and it isn't hard to venture out farther to more spots. Portland is a foodie city!
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:49:06Z
The bus system is pretty good in Portland and I use it all the time.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:48:13Z
Organized sports are relatively non existent, though there is a huge variety of PE courses.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:47:07Z
Dorms can vary pretty vastly, but the nicest ones are quite nice.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:46:15Z
It's different to typical colleges.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:45:22Z
It is challenging and rigorous and you will become a better student for it.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:45:22Z
For a small college we have a pretty broad selection of courses and every department is pretty great in their own ways.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:44:12Z
It's not known for being hugely diverse, but I think the college does try to promote diversity and I think we have a surprising amount of international students for being such a small school.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:42:18Z
Portland is a very cool and amazing city. I feel more at home here than at my real home!
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:41:34Z
I have learned such an incredible amount since beginning Reed and do not think other schools will teach you how to think as well.
College Sophomore 2013-08-28T03:18:01Z
You can get wireless internet almost all over campus. I've found this really convenient for my phone bill, because I can get a minimal data plan.
Unless you are crazy about printing everything, you really don't need a printer. Printers are all over campus, and you get a decent amount of printing credit to begin with. I printed only when I had to, and ended up with a lot of money left over. The speed has never been an issue; I could easily stream Netflix any time of the day.
Some words of warning, however: Like many campuses, Reed is really strict on illegally downloading copyrighted content. You can get you internet suspended for a week or two for torrenting a single song. So be careful there.
College Sophomore 2013-08-28T03:09:52Z
Lots of food carts all over Portland provide good, cheap food. There are a few decent places within close walking distance, but taking a short bus ride will give you greater options.
College Junior 2013-08-11T22:35:55Z
The psychology department at Reed is phenomenal. I may be biased, but it's really wonderful. Professors have a wide range of expertise, but all come together in a way that makes the department feel like a family. I've loved every psych class I've taken and wouldn't want anything else.
College Junior 2013-08-11T22:31:51Z
Reed is governed by the Honor Principle which is not easily defined. The basic core of the principle is to act with honor. If something seems dishonorable to you, do not do it. Although this seems very ambiguous and lax, I find it to be surprisingly wonderful and effective. Students really do strive to act with honor and uphold the Honor Principle.
College Junior 2013-08-11T22:29:56Z
Reed has a beautiful campus. There is plenty of green/outdoor space between our spacious front lawn and the canyon. All of the facilities are very nice and mostly quite new.
College Junior 2013-08-11T22:27:34Z
All Reed seniors must write a senior thesis and defend it in order to graduate. This is an extremely laborious task and the culmination of one's time at Reed. Although some other colleges have honors programs tat require a thesis, the universality of the Reed thesis showcases the rigor of our academics and shapes how students learn. The knowledge that we will all embark on this task and complete it to join our fellow alumni is empowering and fosters a wonderful sense of community.
College Sophomore 2013-06-29T07:30:12Z
If you want to party, then you can go make yourself a party. There aren't a lot of bars near Reed and no clubs. If you go to downtown portland, both can be found. Unless, you have a car or a friend who has a car going at at night to downtown portland would be inconvenient because the buses don't run that late and Reed does not offer any shuttles from there. Although, not a lot of people venture out to downtown portland for clubs and bars, mostly just concerts.
College Sophomore 2013-06-29T07:25:48Z
Not a lot of people enjoy sports at Reed. There isn't a big following for any of the sports and the facilities are alright.
College Sophomore 2013-06-29T07:17:22Z
I really like the weather at Reed. It does rain a lot and only the beginning and ends of the school year are some-what hot.Most days are cloudy which I like.
College Sophomore 2013-06-29T07:13:42Z
Portland Transportation is pretty reliable and easy to manage and it takes you to most places you would want to go. Reed doesn't have any sort of buses to help students get from place to place mostly because its unnecessary. The longest you take walking from place to place is 10-15 minutes. Regularly students who have farther distances to travel on a daily bases simply bike or skateboard. Having a car is nice and Reed has sufficient parking. Although having a car is not a necessity unless you plan on having a job off-campus that requires you to need that sort of transportation tool. Even then, using the bus would be an option. My problem with transportation would be that Portland buses don't run late at night or really early in the morning. Also, there is no student discount which would be convenient.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-29T18:13:32Z
Feels very rich and white. 50% of students pay full tuition. Only 8 black freshmen last year... We're getting better w/latino folks and it's a safer space than many for people of all/most genders/sexual orientations. People from all of the country and world, which is nice. You can build a diverse group of friends, the MRC is great for this, but you sort of have to work for it.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-29T18:09:07Z
Okay bus system, doesn't run late though, and weekend hours are rough. Bicycling is nice, but rain is not. Late bus around campus for late night studying, stops to early for party transport. Stuff is close and campus is small, so I tend to walk.
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