Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: Ranking & Review

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North Adams
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United States
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World
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115205466
Top 33%

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate77%70%80%
Applicants1,9476931,254
Admissions1,4924851,007
Enrolled undergraduates289108181
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,588609979

483 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

123 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores262
Percent of students submitting SAT scores91%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
530
Math
550

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores25
Percent of students submitting ACT scores8%
ACT Composite
23

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$24,635$33,580
Off-campus$23,318$32,263
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,524 and other expenses per full academic year.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,020 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,030$9,975
Fees for full-time undergraduates$9,105$9,105
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$43$416
Tuition for Full-time graduates$3,096$3,096
Fees for full-time graduates$3,096$3,096
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$172$172

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services491867
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies5151
Psychology4343
English Language and Literature & Letters4343
Visual and Performing Arts4242
Social Sciences3838
Education112031
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2626
History1717
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1313
Natural Resources and Conservation66
Physical Sciences44
Health Professions and Related Programs44
Mathematics and Statistics33
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Grand Total35138389

A total of 351 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

At the master's level 38 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate54%54%55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesMCLA
Founded1894
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsnavy blue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff338
Instructional FTE113
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitemcla.edu
Address375 Church Street
North Adams, Massachusetts, 01247-4100
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Fringe
City population14,000
Phone4136625000
Fax+1 (413) 662 5010

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