MCLA is a public college located in North Adams, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,201 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the MCLA acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and English. Graduating 54% of students, MCLA alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,100.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
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.31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Reviews
I went to go visit MCLA this year around April . What interested me about the college was the fact that it was community oriented, and everyone knew each other. Which is just like my high school City on a Hill. Everyone my high school knows each other and it's very giving in making a better for the students. I believe that MCLA is just like that as well. It being a small college and being able find myself throughout the college experience, gives me hope and excitement that they are there to help anyone and everyone. That they will help you continue your path to your future even if it's stating with tiny steps!
MCLA really was my college right from the start. The faculty and staff were incredibly supportive and knowledgeable. The President was always around campus and really made us feel like we were all important. Truly a great experience and for a great price, I wish I could relive those years! Anyone on the fence should really consider this institution.
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!