Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$11,306

$20,251

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
600
25th
480
75th
21
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,188
Declined 167
Total Received 1,355
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Public

1,572

undergraduate students

350

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 1,922
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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
no
Students are not 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
600
25th
480
75th
21
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,188
Declined 167
Total Received 1,355

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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Financial Aid

88%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,422

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,030
Room $7,196
Board $4,717
Additional fees $10,276
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $24,419
Average Financial Aid - $7,422
Total with Avg. Aid $16,997
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
MASCAC

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Education, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
History, General.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
Sociology, General.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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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

1,922

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

1,572
students

Female
63%
985

Male
37%
587

18%

350
students

Female
71%
249

Male
29%
101

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

1,192
students

Female
61%
725

Male
39%
467

25%

380
students

Female
69%
260

Male
31%
120

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

10%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

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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