Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Rankings

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In the World#4175 of 14178
In North America#1178 of 2629
In the United States#1105 of 2528
In Massachusetts#49 of 90
In North Adams#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
82%
Average SAT
1065
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,345
Graduates
162
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
mcla.edu

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate82%78%84%
Applicants1,7546761,078
Admissions1,432528904
Freshmen enrolled full time285117168

246 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

103 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
253 or 89%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 960
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are 960-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
27 or 10%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are 18-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Other Tests Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1076 (71%)
Black or African American141 (9%)
Hispanic140 (9%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown76 (5%)
Two or more races41 (3%)
Asian27 (2%)
Nonresident Alien3 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,761
Students receiving aid
100%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$1,030$3,420
Tuition in-state$1,030$3,420
Tuition out-of-state$9,975$3,420
Fee in-district$9,900$3,420
Fee in-state$9,900$3,420
Fee out-of-state$9,900$3,420

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,020
Combined charge for room and board$11,430
Room charge$6,650
Meal charge$4,780

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General458
English Language and Literature, General53
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other51
Education, General1222
Psychology, General30
Fine and Studio Arts Management16
Sociology16
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General14
Visual and Performing Arts, General13
Biology & Biological Sciences, General11
History, General7
Environmental Science6
Computer and Information Sciences, General6
Physics, General5
Mathematics, General4
Political Science and Government, General3
Art & Art Studies, General3
Athletic Training & Trainer2
Chemistry, General2
Philosophy1
Grand Total30030
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate61%58%63%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%

Publications & Citations

Publications
347
Citations
7,390

Publication count by topic

Physics
91
Psychology
67
Sociology
33
Biology
31
Computer science
19
Political science
13
Mathematics
12
History
10
Medicine
10
Art
9
Economics
7
Chemistry
5
Materials science
5
Business
3
Philosophy
3
Geography
3
Engineering
3
Environmental science
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History148238
Sociology1651580
Physics17251,745
Philosophy201811
Economics2103476
Psychology21481,802
Art21498
Biology31211,358
Geography332574
Political science334026
Mathematics468549
Medicine501183
Environmental science50328
Computer science507660
Business52117
Chemistry531449
Materials science56125
Engineering60261

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901114
199155
19921818
19931020
1994411
1995725
1996430
1997221
1998217
19993617
200039
2001229
2002128
2003234
2004350
2005257
2006783
20073132
20088167
20098224
20106236
20116277
201214295
201316422
201414417
201519607
201620610
201714650
201822556
201914646
202017630

General info

Alternative namesMCLA
Founded1894
WikipediaMassachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Colorsnavy blue, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff359
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address375 Church Street
North Adams, Massachusetts, 01247-4100
United States
City population14,000
Phone4136625000
Fax+1 (413) 662 5010

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