Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

Tuition & Fees

$10,930

$19,875

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
53%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
36%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
30-36
18%
24-29
31%
18-23
35%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,432
Declined + 322
Total Received 1,754
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Public

1,345

undergraduate students

162

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 3521
ACT 1908

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Location

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 1,507
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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North Adams, MA

105‐acre campus in North Adams (population: 12,970), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
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
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
53%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
36%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
30-36
18%
24-29
31%
18-23
35%
12-17
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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 or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,432
Declined + 322
Total Received 1,754

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Gina Puc
Dean of Enrollment Management and Community Relations
P: 800 969-6252
F: 413 662-5179
admissions@mcla.edu

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,911.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,030
Room $6,650
Board $4,780
Additional fees $9,900
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $23,560
Average Financial Aid - $16,911
Total with Avg. Aid $6,649
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 413 662-5219
F: 413 662-5105
finaid@mcla.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Bonnie J. Howland
Director of Student Financial Services
bonnie.howland@mcla.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aikido, basketball, boxing, broomball, cheerleading, dance company, flag football, golf, indoor soccer, kickball, lacrosse, Nerf football, skiing, softball, step team, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Laura Mooney (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Dot Houston (women's)
Associate Athletic Director For Administration And Compliance/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
MASCAC
Mascot
Trailblazers
School colors
navy and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Allied Health
Art
Arts Management
Athletic Training
Biology
Biotechnology
Broadcast Media
Business Administration
Business Information Systems
Chemistry
Communications
Community Health Education
Computer Science
Corporate Communications
Creative Writing
Education
English/Communications
Environmental Studies
Event/Sports Management
Film Studies
Fine/Performing Arts
Health Science
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
Radiologic Technology
Sociology
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,507

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

1,345
students

Female
60%
805

Male
40%
540

11%

162
students

Female
63%
102

Male
37%
60

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

1,145
students

Female
61%
696

Male
39%
449

15%

200
students

Female
55%
109

Male
45%
91

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

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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