1,407
Students
Financial aid thermometer
15,345
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
76
76%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a Comprehensive institution located in North Adams, MA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 375 Church Street
North Adams, MA  01247-4100
United States
Contact Phone: 413-662-5000

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Management Information Systems Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Community Health Services Counseling Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Theater/theater Arts Management Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,947
Applied
1,492
Accepted
1,407
Enrolled
77%
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Female Admissions

693
Females Applied
485
Females Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,254
Males Applied
1,007
Males Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.2
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Sliding scale applies (GPA and SAT) if below 3.0

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan December 1st December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 480 580
SAT Math 490 610
ACT Composite 19 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

1,030
In-state
9,975
Out-of-state
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Fees

9,529
Full-time student fees
10,980
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

15,345
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,219
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,006
Avg. Loan Aid
3,362
Avg. Grant Aid
6,475
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
76%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
80%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,407
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.43%
Black or African American 8.72%
White or Caucasian 72.87%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.37%
Asian 2.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.08%
Other 3.52%

Gender

Male (38.24%)
Female (61.76%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 58%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Summer Reading Program, Midnight Madness and Midnight Breakfast

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Activities Council, Student Government Association, The Beacon (Student Newspaper), Harlequin-Musical Theatre Company and Dance Company

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

166
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 87
Part-time - 79
Male - 84
Female - 82