C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State College Athletic Association
Address
375 Church St
North Adams, MA 01247
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Scores Range
860-1090
ACT Scores Range
19-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Cost

Net Price
$13,539/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,364/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,754/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,041/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,233/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,057/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,378Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Enthusiastic about courses involving interests
    39%
  • Trying to learn
    28%
  • Expecting the wrong thing
    17%
  • Unmotivated.
    11%
  • High school leveled students at college
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Average and small
    33%
  • Thriving with opportunity for those who take it
    27%
  • Small but mighty
    20%
  • The community balances out the size of school.
    13%
  • Painfully boring and pitiful.
    7%

After Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Reviews

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For freshmen year you have to live in either the main dorm building, Hoosac Hall, or the suit style building, Berkshire Towers. After than you can live in either those two or in the Flagg Townhouses at the back of campus. Most people want to live in the townhouses because they offer a greater feeling of independence and you get to live with a larger group of friends. It is relatively easy to change your housing throughout the semester if you need to, but most people like where they are assigned. The dorm buildings have both been renovated in the past few years and are very modern and updated, the townhouses are a little outdated but still pretty great. It is very easy to socialize and find fun activities to do within your building. All the housing options are within a five minute walk of all buildings on campus. There is a mandatory residency requirement of living on campus from freshmen through junior year, which is not unreasonable and most people live on campus all four years.
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I am a member of the Greek community within my school, yet the school fails to recognize my fraternity and other organizations on campus, to be completely honest, Greek life plays a major part in the social aspects within the campus, yet non-Greek students can't see past the parties, but fail to realize that Greeks, at least in my school actually have the highest GPA on campus and do multiple hours of community services collectively and individually. Hopefully faculty within the school, recognize the hard work Greek members within the campus do positive things, everyone should be open-minded and believe in stereotypes and stigmas. I am proud that I am a member of a fraternity in which there are members of different races and ethnicity but also of different sexual orientation together forming a brotherhood.
Not all sides of political aspects are represented. People who do not conform on the liberal side are left out and targeted. It feels as though everyone is against you, although they say they are trying to incorporate that other side as well to be peaceful. I find that it is very hard to make friends here and the social scene is hard to tap into because everyone is so secretive about everything.