74%

Acceptance Rate

$6,493

Avg.Financial Aid

002187

FAFSA Code

About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,452

Website

www.mcla.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

There is a public university in North Adams, MA called Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The university covers an area of 105 acres. It was in 1894 when the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was founded. Navy and gold are the official colors of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. In addition to over 1,407 undergraduate students, MCLA also boasts of over 181 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 1,588. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 87 full-time, 42 part-time faculty. Interestingly, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has an ethnically diverse student population. At MCLA around 70% are white, 10% are Black or African American, and 10% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, at the university, around 87% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 62% of the students are females and 38% are males. In its 126 years of existence, MCLA has produced several known personalities like John Barrett, Daniel E. Bosley, Anton Strout, and Ken Hill. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 74 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education), and NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges). Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has around $13 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

375 Church Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4136625000
Fax: 4136625010
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Usually, the rankings of colleges/universities by Forbes and US News are considered trustworthy by applicants and experts. However, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications. Generally, the ranking of a college is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

74%

SAT Range

990 - 1230

ACT Range

19 - 26

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Though the varsity takes in only a few number of students, and the admission to MCLA is fairly easy. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. The SAT score in the range of 960-1170 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 18 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 22. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 375 Church Street, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-4100. To gather more information, they can call them at (413) 662-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$15,714

Average Annual Cost

$1,030

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$9,529

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,980

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,226

Total One Year Cost

$25,965

Before applying to MCLA, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $30,083. For students seeking financial assistance, the college offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

70%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

51 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

49 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

44 Graduates

Psychology, General

43 Graduates

Sociology

36 Graduates

Biology, General

26 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

21 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

20 Graduates

History

17 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

13 Graduates

Education, General

11 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

8 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

6 Graduates

Political Science and Government

5 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

4 Graduates

Chemistry

4 Graduates

Mathematics

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Physics

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,277

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

46%

Full-time

87%

Part-time

13%

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

73% White

4% Unknown

8% Black

10% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

27%

Out Of State

73%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$64,343 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,350/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,630/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,630/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Trailblazers

School Colors

navy and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

19

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by MCLA. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,271 per year. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at MCLA costs around $4,630 per year. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At MCLA, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The college has enrolled around 38% male and 62% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$28,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$22,528

$26,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$234 - 270

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

87%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,493

Students Receiving Federal Grants

46%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,780

Students Receiving State Aid

43%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,074

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

78%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,275

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,226

$30K - $48K

$8,375

$48K - $75K

$5,857

$75K - $110K

$3,619

> $110K

$2,053

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$371,258

The financial aid department of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $4,856, whereas the financial aid is $4,296. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $2,290 and institutional aid worth $4,296. At MCLA, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $371,258 per year.

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