Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 662-5410
(800) 969-6252
Fax: (413) 662-5179

Contact: Steve King
Assistant Dean, Director of Admission and Student Records
Main Address
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 662-5000

www.mcla.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 1,584
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 332
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,531
Graduate enrollment: 358

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts – General B
Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Education – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service C

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(413) 662-5000
Website:www.mcla.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:mcla.edu/Admissions/Prospective-Students/index
Address:375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247-4100
Setting:31
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,644
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,528 (93% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,875
Out-of-state Tuition:$18,820
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,719

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services211
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education111
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total3192

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,875
Out-of-state$18,820
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,012
Out-of-state$6,012

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid26498%
Grant or scholarship aid21178%$6,719
Student loan aid26096%$5,594

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,05572%$6,415
Federal student loans1,10176%$9,124

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,0131,337676
Percent admitted100%77%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%9%30%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,644
Undergraduate enrollment1,444
Graduate enrollment200

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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