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Tuition

$8,525

$17,470

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,135
Declined + 554
Total Received 1,689
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

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 1,799
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3521
ACT 1908

Social Networks

Public

1,600

undergraduate students

199

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
16%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
44%
400-499
37%
300-399
7%
30-36
9%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
9%
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North Adams, MA

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North Adams, MA

105-acre campus in North Adams (population: 13,632), 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
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
16%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
44%
400-499
37%
300-399
7%
30-36
9%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
9%

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

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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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,135
Declined + 554
Total Received 1,689

Admissions Contact

Annette S. Jeffes
Dean of Admission and Enrollment Management
P: 800 969-6252
F: 413 662-5179
admissions@mcla.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,030
Room $4,910
Board $4,154
Additional fees $7,495
Total $17,589
Average Financial Aid - $14,131
Total with Avg. Aid $3,458

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,131

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,061,493
State $792,234
Institutional $1,902,056
Other external $358,962
Total $6,114,745

Non-need-based

Federal
State $8,098
Institutional $153,100
Other external $69,605
Total $230,803

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

89%

1,600
students

Female
59%
950

Male
41%
650

Graduate

11%

199
students

Female
65%
129

Male
35%
70

undergraduateFull-time

88%

1,408
students

Female
60%
831

Male
40%
577

undergraduatePart-time

12%

192
students

Female
62%
119

Male
38%
73

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
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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) Required of Some
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