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Tuition & Fees

$8,975

$17,920

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,493
Declined + 573
Total Received 2,066
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. English/communications
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), founded in 1894, is the public liberal arts college of Massachusetts. Located in the City of North Adams in the northwest corner of state. MCLA is located 1 hour from Albany, NY and 3 hours from Boston, MA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 1,765
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3521
ACT 1908

Social Networks

Public

1,562

undergraduate students

203

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
33%
400-499
41%
300-399
11%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
48%
300-399
8%
30-36
5%
24-29
20%
18-23
53%
12-17
22%
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North Adams, MA

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North Adams, MA

105-acre campus in North Adams (population: 13,533), 50 miles from Albany, NY, and 20 miles from Pittsfield, MA. Served by bus; major airport serves Albany, NY (45 miles); airport also serves Hartford, CT (90 miles); train serves Rensselaer, NY (40 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
33%
400-499
41%
300-399
11%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
48%
300-399
8%
30-36
5%
24-29
20%
18-23
53%
12-17
22%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,493
Declined + 573
Total Received 2,066

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Gina Puc
Director of Admission
P: 800 969-6252
F: 413 662-5179
admissions@mcla.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,030
Room $5,210
Board $4,270
Additional fees $7,945
Total $18,455
Average Financial Aid - $14,445
Total with Avg. Aid $4,010

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,445

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,199,632
State $1,016,088
Institutional $1,545,971
Other external $407,429
Total $6,169,120

Non-need-based

Federal
State $30,270
Institutional $101,188
Other external $60,844
Total $192,302

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
MASCAC (Division III)
Mascot
Trailblazers
School colors
navy and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Allied Health
Art
Arts Management
Athletic Training
Biology
Biotechnology
Broadcast Media
Business Administration
Business Information Systems
Chemistry
Computer Science
Corporate Communications
Creative Writing
Education
English/Communications
Environmental Studies
Event/Sports Management
Film Studies
Fine/Performing Arts
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Journalism
Liberal Arts
Literature
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science/Public Policy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Relations
Sociology
Theatre
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Undergraduate

88%

1,562
students

Female
63%
978

Male
37%
584

Graduate

12%

203
students

Female
64%
129

Male
36%
74

undergraduateFull-time

88%

1,378
students

Female
62%
852

Male
38%
526

undergraduatePart-time

12%

184
students

Female
69%
126

Male
31%
58

Student Break-down

9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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