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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,800 Students

77% Admitted

  • 1,588 full time
  • 416 part time
  • 639 men full time
  • 919 women full time
  • 1,687 applied
  • 1,136 admitted
  • 308 enrolled

1,407 Undergraduates

$10,135 Tuition/Year

  • 200 Graduates
  • 44 Non-Degree
  • $10,135 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $10,980 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: New England Town, on fringe of an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Megan from North Adams, MA
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  • There are so many opportunities here for students, from studying abroad, to getting jobs on campus, to getting involved in club activities. The student-to-faculty ratio is small so the professors…

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  • Abigail from Quincy, MA
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  • mcla is a tight knit community. it encourages striving for greatest and stepping outside of one's comfort zone. though small, it has so many opportunities to offer its students.…

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  • Anonymous
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  • The college is small and friendly. MCLA offers many different degrees and althetic opportunities. The professors are very helpful and care about helping you succeed.…

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Mission Statement

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a public, residential, liberal arts college, which offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Its distinctive purpose is to provide a high quality alternative to private liberal arts institutions at a lower cost.

Special features include selective admission, small classes, individualized attention, and academic excellence in an attractive college setting. A challenging curriculum provides flexibility for motivated students to shape their own course of study and encourages them to combine traditional coursework with experiential learning, such as internships, study abroad, and other field experiences. Working with a diverse student body in an intellectually challenging environment, MCLA faculty and staff develop liberally educated citizens with the knowledge, perspectives, critical thinking abilities, and values necessary to become active members of their communities and leaders in their chosen professions.

To accomplish this mission, we seek to develop curricula that integrate liberal arts and

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Located in North Adams, MA
  • Public
  • 1,800 students enrolled
  • 77% admitted
  • $10,135 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kate
  • I am a current student here

    I believe what has kept me coming back is that I am able to be myself at this school. MCLA is an arts school, which gives it this great sense of creative freedom. The atmosphere, teachers, and students all make this experience worth while. It is true what they say about how the friends you make at college will last you a life time. I feel at MCLA I have met my most best friends.

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  • Benjamin from Troy, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I personally love MCLA. My group of friends are probably one of my greatest reasons for wanting to go back. It is a small school so you become closer with your friends than you would at a larger school. You also have a lot of freedom to become active in the school. So far I have joined the concerts committee and got the rapper Sam Adams to our school, and I have started the first MCLA photo gallery through the photo club. The possibilities at this school are endless and there is always faculty or staff that are willing to help.

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  • Katlynn from Bucksport, ME
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I think I can fit in here the size works to my advantage because it is small, and i was raised in a small town I will be like going to my high school just way may more expensive

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