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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

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.

Web Sitewww.mcla.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,444
   Women903 (62.5%)
   Men541 (37.5%)
Graduate Students200

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate77% of 2,013 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.20
SAT Math440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading450-580 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite20-25 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,929
Out-of-state: $32,874
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,875
Out-of-state: $18,820
Room and Board
$10,078
Average Percent of Need Met79%
Average Freshman Award$15,549
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$29,933

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
90
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

North Adams Population13,533
Nearest Metropolitan AreaAlbany-Schenectady-Troy New York Metro Area
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 85% of freshmen, 59% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotMohawks
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
74.8% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students0.6% from 2 countries
First-Year Students Returning79.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
37.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
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Average 4.00 3.90 560 630  
Low 4.00 3.80 560 630  
High 4.00 4.00 560 630  
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