Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a small four-year, public school with 1,800 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1894 and is the only college located in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will give you the opportunity to obtain a several-month certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or postmaster certificate.

MCLA follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 20 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, English and Literature, Education, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
75%
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts student retention rate is fair at 75% (close to Massachusetts average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is below average: 50%.

Student to faculty ratio at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is pretty good, 13:1. Learn more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$17,500
Average tuition costs are close to the nationwide median - around $10,000 per year. The additional fees at MCLA not covered by tuition are around $7,500, which comes to a total of $17,500 annually.

Read the details about Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
72%
As reported in recent data, 1,586 applications were submitted and 1,144 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to become a student at this school.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score information at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,000
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 1,100 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable - around $5,000 per academic year.

Based on the college crime information, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Location and Maps



Post Address: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 375 Church St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-4100, USA
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