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
    C+
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State College Athletic Assoc
Address
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
Website
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$15,035/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,614/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,687/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,727/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,875/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,613/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,280Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
45%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Reviews

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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!
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I just transferred, but the small community and beautiful surroundings are what drew me here! The professors seem very qualified, and there are so many opportunities for professional connections post-graduation.
At MCLA, I feel that the institution hires teachers that do not utilize their profession to help students. In several of my classes, such as Programming in Java I and Introduction to Statistics, I had to teach myself majority of the material because both teachers (Mike Dalton and Erin Kiley) were condescending and made me feel stupid for asking questions when I did not understand something