Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)

North Adams, MA

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Student Essentials

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Trailblazers
Nickname: MCLA
Website: www.mcla.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $8,525
Out-of-State Tuition: $17,470
Retention Rate: 75%
Enrollment: 2,476
Year Established: 1894

About MCLA

For residents of Western Massachusetts who wish to get a personalized, quality education at a reasonable price, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is ideal.

Located in North Adams, Massachusetts in the Berkshires, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is part of the Massachusetts state university system.

Undergraduate degrees at MCLA may be obtained in such fields as Arts Management, Business Administration, Communications, Computer Science, Education, Environmental Science, Fine and Performing Arts, Psychology, Sociology and Women’s Studies.

Master’s degrees are awarded in Education and Business Administration, as well as several other areas.

With a small student body, MCLA remains small enough to give each student a personalized learning experience. Classes remain small and professors accessible.

However, the size does not by any means diminish the number of opportunities available at MCLA.

A partnership with the prestigious Williams College allows students to enroll in classes at Williams while getting their degree at MCLA.

Students also have the opportunity to enroll in internships at local businesses so that they might get hands-on job training and build their resume. Study abroad options are also available to all students.

The Massaschusetts College of Liberal Arts campus also abounds with experiences of all kinds. For example, the school regularly hosts lectures and presentations from world-renowned politicians, authors and experts in various fields.

Student life features campus housing, a student-run commercial-free FM radio station, school publications and a student-run television station. There are also student clubs and organizations, a center for community service and a women’s center.

Financial aid is available and awarded to eligible students in different forms.

MCLA Map & Location

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church St
North Adams, MA 01247


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Getting Around MCLA

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

4/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for North Adams, MA

Winter
Dec
34
15
Jan
29
7
Feb
33
11
Spring
Mar
41
19
Apr
54
31
May
66
41
Summer
Jun
75
50
Jul
79
54
Aug
78
52
Fall
Sep
70
43
Oct
58
33
Nov
46
26

MCLA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,941
Freshman Class 311
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,476

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 71%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 17%
Latino 3%
African American 8%
Caucasian 71%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 17%

Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 66%
Men 34%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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