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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts


MCLA is a public residential liberal arts college which offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Its distinctive purpose is to provide a high quality educational experience at an affordable price. 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 professional studies; affirm the value of excellent teaching and reward scholarly and creative activity; expand opportunities for experiential learning to include field experiences community service international programs and independent studies; create a campus community that fosters intellectual cultural social and recreational activities that enrich education and where the value and worth of all people are affirmed and celebrated; achieve greater diversity within our faculty administration staff and student body; challenge students to succeed and support them in their efforts; and extend our cultural and educational resources to enhance the quality of life in the Berkshires.

School Information

375 Church St
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-4100
P: (413) 662-5000
F: (413) 662-5010
Calendar: Semester
Locale: Town: Distant
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Common name(s): MCLA

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 2,574Total Students
  • 1,014Male Students
  • 1,560Female Students
Faculty
  • 252Total Faculty
  • 141Male Faculty
  • 111Female Faculty
  • 14:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 17,020

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,000

Books & Supplies

$ 8,658

Room & Board

$ 1,983

Other Expenses

$ 28,661

Total

Admissions

1,687
total applicants

67%
admitted (1136)

18%
enrolled (308)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
450-550
Math
440-560
Reading
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
19-23
Composite

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Required
Admissions Test Scores?
Required
Other Test?
Recommended
College Prep?
Required
Recommendations?
Recommended

Degrees & Programs

Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fine and Studio Arts Management
History, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Sociology
Visual and Performing Arts, General

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