Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Reviews
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is one of the best state schools in Massachusetts. For its low cost, the education you can receive here is outstanding. With myriad departments run by doctoral professors, the opportunities for success and engagement do not end. I have been able to find multiple internships in my field and connect with opportunities for advancing my education after MCLA thanks to my advisors. I have no complaints about this school at all!
As a Freshman: The professors are very passionate, and you get a very close relationship with them, but the rest of the staff and administration is abysmal. And while the school website and staff promote diversity, the president never talks about it. Still, the counseling services are fantastic for anyone with mental disorders: they have both therapists and a psychiatrist on site. Just don't let that make you think it's easy to accommodate someone with a mental illness or special need: they make you run circles to do it.
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.