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grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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MCLA is a public college located in North Adams, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,145 undergraduate students. The MCLA acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include English, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 61% of students, MCLA alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,100.

About

375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Rankings

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MCLA Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1170
ACT Range
18-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,418 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,761 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 25 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 31 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 31 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    4%
  • None
    81%
  • Some
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,145 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
200
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • 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
No data available  
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 38 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Average and small
    31%
  • Thriving with opportunity for those who take it
    25%
  • Small but mighty
    19%
  • The community balances out the size of school.
    19%
  • Painfully boring and pitiful.
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
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

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