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

Will You Get In?

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
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Reviews

456 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!
Review Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
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.