Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts

Overview

Address375 Church Street
School Websitewww.mcla.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

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StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a small public, 4-year college based in North Adams, Massachusetts that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is post-master's certificate. In the 2019 academic year, 1,931 students applied to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Of those students, 1,423 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was $1,030, in addition to fees of $9,529. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has a 56% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts acceptance rate is 74%. To put this into perspective, 1,423 of the 1,931 students who applied to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts had an SAT score between the range of 990 and 1,230. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was between 19 and 26 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the tuition for in-state residents is $1,030. Combined with fees of $9,529, room and board costs of $10,980, other expenses of $3,226 and the $1,200 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $25,965.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $19,504 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to $34,910 for out-of-state students.

Students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was $4,780 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 46%.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio11:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has a good gender split, with 62% of undergraduates being female and 38% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Massachusetts residents; in fact, 72% of all students reside in Massachusetts. However, 27% of students come from out-of-state . This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 11:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 23% students enroll at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts part-time; the other 1,121 students enrolled full-time.

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