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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
1,202
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts overview
Location North Adams, Massachusetts
Online mcla.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in North Adams, Massachusetts, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 1,355 prospective students applied, and 1,188 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 171 enrolled in the school.  980 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 222 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $1,030 plus fees of $10,276. MCLA is ranked 517 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

MCLA is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts overview
SAT 960/1180
ACT 17/21
GPA 3.3
Applications Accepted
87.7% 
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Massachusetts Resident Tuition
$1,030
In State Costs for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$10,276
Room and Board $11,913
Budget for Other Expenses$3,232
Total One Year Cost$27,651
Out of State Resident Tuition
$9,975
Out of State Costs for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$10,276
Room and Board $11,913
Budget for Other Expenses$3,232
Total One Year Cost$36,596

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students
Subject Percent of Class
English and Literature 20%
Business 20%
Social Sciences 15%
General Studies 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167288 IPEDS survey data for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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