Tuition & Fees

$9,563

$18,508

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
33%
400-499
40%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
9%
30-36
7%
24-29
50%
18-23
40%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,535
Declined + 556
Total Received 2,091
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Public

1,457

undergraduate students

184

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English/communications
  2. Business Administration
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies
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Codes

SAT 3521
ACT 1908

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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 1,641
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)

North Adams, MA

105‐acre campus in North Adams (population: 13,708), 20 miles from Pittsfield and 45 miles from Albany, NY. Served by bus; major airport serves Albany, NY (45 miles); air 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
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
33%
400-499
40%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
9%
30-36
7%
24-29
50%
18-23
40%
12-17
3%

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

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,535
Declined + 556
Total Received 2,091

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,098,780
State $996,518
Institutional $1,912,499
Other external $494,522
Total $6,502,319

Non-need-based

Federal
State $26,000
Institutional $121,889
Other external $77,052
Total $224,941

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%

1,457
students

Female
63%
920

Male
37%
537

Graduate

11%

184
students

Female
67%
123

Male
33%
61

undergraduateFull-time

87%

1,280
students

Female
63%
796

Male
37%
484

undergraduatePart-time

13%

177
students

Female
71%
124

Male
29%
53

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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