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Location:North Adams
On Campus:60%
  • Fall 09/06-12/18
  • Spring 01/17-05/07

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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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 students develop the critical thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in today's complex global economy.

Campus Location - MCLA is located in North Adams, in the Northwestern corner of Massachusetts, in Berkshire County's vibrant arts community, offering great shops,restaurants, galleries, and museums within walking distance.

Unique Academic Programs
  • Arts Administration - The program's internship and future employment opportunities are enhanced through MCLA partners in the Berkshires, such as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, where MCLA students and graduates actively participate in many aspects of arts administration.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Arts Administration

Athletics: Athletic Training

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Business Administration

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Junior High/Middle School, Secondary Education

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Health Science

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/14/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance: $2,755 Year Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: Mandatory health insurance may be waived with proof of current insurance coverage (on-line waiver form).

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/14/2017.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,040
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2237.00 per semester for 19 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
225 meals per semester $355 declining balance

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.