Hi guys, I love Portland and everything, and I love Reed. I just value the existence of it and of course its cool name. But an average typical starting salary of 44200? Whoa, what happened to that. Why's the starting salary so low? I mean of course it's not all about the money, but coming from a poor family, I really need to start earning some bucks after paying through college, and that's like, the average starting salary after graduation for Asbury University or Waltham Forest College. Ever heard of those places? Exactly. I mean how come it has a lower starting salary for graduates than 50th rank national schools like Purdue and UIUC? How does this reflect Reed's reputation really? I mean you can go into UIUC with poor stats and still be earning more bucks after college, without earning a 3.9 and a 2100 in order to get into Reed College. Now I'm really starting believe in the College Board stats. And not to be offensive or anything, but don't Reed thesises all focus on such narrow topic with really no implications. Like a biology professor from Reed studying just one peculiar Japanese frog. I mean how's that really going to change the world? Reedies seem to write their thesis's on really weird topics, as far as I perceive, that are really closer to 'nerds' sitting inside their basements building some software rather than really going out and doing things that change the world. As far as my opinions go, does Reed seem really not like the college for me? I mean one guy from our senior class this year went there, but no one was like really congratulatory, and I'm just not sure if just because I don't so easily 'fit in' at my school, I'll fit in Reed. I'm not a hipster, I'm just a shy guy who's more closer to Walter Berglund in Freedom and the main character from "How I became stupid". Am I really not going to fit in at Reed?