Reed is known for its mandatory freshman humanities program, for its required senior-year thesis, and as the only private undergraduate college with a private nuclear reactor. Also notably, most students do not receive their grade reports, as by tradition there is a lack of emphasis on grades. Portland mayor Bud Clark attended Reed.
It has a reputation as a school where recreational drug use is openly tolerated. "When you say Reed," College President Colin Diver said, "two words often come to mind. One is brains. One is drugs."
- Reed College on Wikipedia