Tuition & Fees

$10,559

$19,504

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
49%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
26%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
36%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
30-36
12%
24-29
24%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,492
Declined + 455
Total Received 1,947
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Public

1,407

undergraduate students

181

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Business Administration
  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 1,588
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: 13,064), 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
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
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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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
49%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
26%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
36%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
30-36
12%
24-29
24%
18-23
48%
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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,492
Declined + 455
Total Received 1,947

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
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
Director of Admission
P: 800 969-6252
F: 413 662-5179
admissions@mcla.edu

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,345

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,030
Room $6,350
Board $4,630
Additional fees $9,529
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $22,739
Average Financial Aid - $15,345
Total with Avg. Aid $7,394
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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

Elizabeth M. Petri
Director of Financial Aid
e.petri@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
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
Sociology
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

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

1,588

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

1,407
students

Female
62%
869

Male
38%
538

11%

181
students

Female
60%
109

Male
40%
72

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

1,201
students

Female
62%
735

Male
38%
466

15%

206
students

Female
66%
134

Male
34%
72

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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 Some

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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