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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

About This Campus

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.

Location Information

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.

Chance of Placement

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Host Payment (A)
N/A
Home Payment (B)
Excellent

Fast Facts

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Location | North Adams
Population | 15,000
Enrollment | 1,644
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/06-12/18
Spring | 01/17-05/07

Campus Diversity

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White | 73%
Black | 9%
Hispanic/Latino | 8%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 2%
Other | 5%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
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

Theater:

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 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
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/14/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $2755 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

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/14/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 60% living on campus
  • Double: $3040
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to 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.
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