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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, which changed its name from North Adams State College in 1997, was founded in 1894 as a public, liberal arts college. Its 75-acre campus is located in North Adams, northwest of Springfield.

Website: www.mcla.edu/

Public
Co-ed
1,277
Undergraduate
Students
(62.0%) 792 Women
(38.0%) 485 Men
175
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 1,931 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,792
Out-of-state: $35,737
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,930
Out-of-state: $19,875
Room and Board
$11,430
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$16,354
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,212
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
90
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

North Adams Population
13,533
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Albany-Schenectady-Troy New York Metro Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Mohawks
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
10.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.8% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students
0.5%
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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