Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247-4100

About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards master’s degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,675
Student Age% Under 2572%
 % 25 and Over27%
 % Age Unknown1%
Attendance Type% Full-time78%
 % Part-time22%
Race/Ethnicity% White76.5%
 % Black4.9%
 % Asian0.7%
 % Latino4.1%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown13.5%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyArts Management
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted71%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled30%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT7%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800580 / 800
 SAT Math450 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3622 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,575
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,520
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid91%
 % Undergraduates with Loans88%
 % Undergraduates with Grants67%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$950
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,246
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,771
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,124
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,124
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,724

Neighborhood Data for the North Adams Area

Median Age39
Median Household Income$36,424
Total Population13,763
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.3% 51.7%
 Age 0-950.9%49.1%
 Age 10-1747.5%52.5%
 Age 18-2450.7%49.3%
 Age 25-2951.5%48.5%
 Age 30-3948.3%51.7%
Race/Ethnicity% White91.8%
 % Black3.3%
 % Asian0.3%
 % Latino3.4%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Pacific Islander0.4%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,246
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,771
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$532
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50053.9%42.1%17.8%
 $500 to $7497.0%36.4%0.0%
 $750 to $99929.6%16.7%29.3%
 Over $10009.6%4.9%10.1%
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