Why Reed?

Why Reed?


I glanced upward from my computer and saw a wall covered with posters, each displaying a beautiful computer modified image of a college campus. One of them struck me for months. It was a clear aerial view of a field of green trees dotted by multicolored buildings and rooftops. Underneath the image, a name - Reed College - sparked an interest in my head. To this day, I still do not know what caught my attention. Maybe it was the name or the trees or the majestic griffin.

I was never interested in big schools where everyday life is bombarded with Greek social activities. Reed College is the ideal size with a gorgeous campus not too far from my home. The Canyon really caught my attention because I have been dreaming to read ancient Greek literature while being engulfed by nature. I want an education to be something deeper than grades. As far as I know, most teachers would agree that grades are just efficient tools to whip students in line. Although grades definitely matter in Reed, I am more interested in the process of spending time and effort to learn new things. I have always received A’s in my classes so I am looking forward to learn in a more challenging and interactive environment surrounded by eccentric students. For a...

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