375 Church Street North Adams, MA 01247 (413) 662-5224
http://www.mcla.edu admissions@mcla.edu
About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Year of Foundation 1894
  • Size of Campus N/A
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,435
Application
  • App. Deadlines Rolling
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 6,326 in-state, 15,271 out-of-state
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 25
We are the public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA ranks high nationally for small classes (1:13 faculty-to-student ratio), innovative teaching, personal interactions with faculty, opportunities for faculty-supervised research, and a supportive, collaborative environment. Our curriculum and hands-on learning help you develop the critical thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in today's complex global economy.We provide a strong, supportive, diverse community-both on campus and off-enabling an ideal environment for learning, growing, and developing leadership skills. We help you find your voice and make your mark, right from the start. Choose your path:
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Delta Mu Delta, Lambda Iota Tan, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Lambda Theta, Society of Physics Students
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 2
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Associates, A2J (Addicted to Jesus)
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 2%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African American Study Group, Multi-cultural Student Society, Latin American Society, B-Glad
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Concerts, Dances, Student Play Productions, Spring Fling, Spring Semi Formal
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest bus North Adams, MA (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Albany, NY (45), Hartford, CT (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Rensselaer, NY (40)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 53%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 8
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 38%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 26%
  • Number of students using college housing 61%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 20%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Museums Student Art Gallery
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Subscriptions 93
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 360,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 4,250
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Library Facilities Local History Collection, Database of 8,000 full-text journals
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 187,000
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,244
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 19%