Bachelor On Campus

Comparative Literature

Reed College

48 months
62420 USD/year
62420 USD/year
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The Comparative Literature program at the Reed College crosses the borders of individual national canons to explore works from different languages, cultures, and periods.


The Comparative Literature program at the Reed College involve analyses of the relationships between literature and other artistic media, studies of genre, or reflections on different kinds of reading and interpretation. It may also take the form of interdisciplinary research grounded in connections between literary studies and other disciplines in the humanities or the social sciences.


By the middle of the sophomore year, each Comparative Literature major will develop an individual plan of coursework in consultation with a member of the faculty committee overseeing the program. 

  • The student may select a group of eight classes in the Division of Literature and Languages that facilitate the study of a particular theoretical or historical problem
  • The student may design an interdisciplinary track that includes at least six literature courses in the Division of Literature and Languages (two of these literature courses must be at the 300-level or higher in a language other than English) and three or more courses in an allied field. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literature
  • Comparative Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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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