- A National Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College (U.S. News and World Report)
- 55 Clubs and Organizations
- Dynamic civic learning and community service programs
About This CampusWe are the public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts state university system. For the third consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is ranked as a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA ranks as No. 9 on the organization’s list of top public colleges and also appears on U.S. News’ list of Top National Liberal Arts colleges. It is notable for its for small classes (12:1 student-to-faculty 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 InformationMCLA 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.