48 months
62420 USD/year
62420 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The French program at the Reed College will help you to acquire a critical appreciation of French and Francophone literature and the ability to express themselves in the spoken and written language. In keeping with Reed’s general educational goals, students are expected to broaden their preparation by pursuing work in humanities, other literatures, and the fine arts.


The French program at the Reed College offers a wide range of literary interests and critical attitudes. The course offerings, organized mostly by genre, cover all important periods and movements in French and Francophone literature.


In addition to the general course offerings, seminars are available on special topics, and independent studies may be arranged. Recent seminar topics have included contemporary French poetry, French feminist theory, surrealism in literature and the other arts, Rousseau, Flaubert, and French cinema.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First-Year French
  • French Literature and Culture of the Middle Ages
  • Early Modern French Literature and Culture
  • Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture
  • French Narrative and the Novel Prior to Realism
  • Late Twentieth-Century French Fiction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application
  • Reed Writing Supplement
  • Self-reported SAT or ACT scores if available (neither will be used in our evaluation)
  • School Report (completed by your counselor; this form is available through the Common Application)
  • Counselor recommendation
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (for any college you have attended, whether or not you want credit for those courses at Reed)
  • Two Teacher Evaluations (from two different academic disciplines; must be different from the counselor recommendation, as well)
  • Early Decision Agreement
  • (ED I and ED II applicants only, must be signed by the applicant, parent/guardian, and high school counselor)

Tuition Fee

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    62420 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 62420 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    62420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62420 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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