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Tuition

$8,975

$17,920

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,200
Declined + 586
Total Received 1,786
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. English/Communications
  3. Sociology
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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 1,716
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

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Public

1,538

undergraduate students

178

graduate students

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Test Scores

Not Reported

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North Adams, MA

105-acre campus in North Adams (population: 13,583), 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
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

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

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,200
Declined + 586
Total Received 1,786

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 - $14,468
Total with Avg. Aid $3,987

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,468

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,972,662
State $874,166
Institutional $2,109,117
Other external $378,193
Total $6,334,138

Non-need-based

Federal
State $12,600
Institutional $117,413
Other external $71,140
Total $201,153

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

90%

1,538
students

Female
60%
926

Male
40%
612

Graduate

10%

178
students

Female
60%
106

Male
40%
72

undergraduateFull-time

87%

1,353
students

Female
60%
807

Male
40%
546

undergraduatePart-time

13%

185
students

Female
65%
119

Male
35%
66

Student Break-down

9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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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