Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, MA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
77%
Acceptance Rate
1,947
Students Applied
96%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
225
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018
Test Optional
No
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
66%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
US States Represented
23
Countries Represented
2
8%
Submitting ACT
91%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1085
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
610
Reading
25th
480
75th
580
3.20
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
17%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
9%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
64
$30k - $48k
18
$48k - $75k
40
$75k - $110k
30
$110k+
60

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-969-6252
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.43 Average Rating
For potential students, I would recommend getting to class on time every day, it helps with your grade, classes are only five minutes from the dorm rooms, and the teachers take notice and you get on their good side. Get involved in clubs that you enjoy, do not just join clubs for the number. Clubs become more beneficial when you actually enjoy them and want to participate. Attend all of the first days activities because it is the best way to meet your friends early on when everyone is still looking to find their place. Paper plates, plastic cups and dining ware are essentials if you are going to be living in a dorm room since it is difficult to wash dishes in the bathroom. Oh, and one last tip; become friends with an upperclassmen so they can drive you grocery stores such as Wal-Mart, or Price Chopper.
Benjamin from Troy, NY
Attendance is a HUGE part of success. Classes are small, the campus is small, and the professors know you by name.

Make sure you have warm clothes and a good winter coat. It gets cold very quickly in the Berkshires.

Not all cell carriers works here. AT&T has the best coverage.

Don't hide who you are. Be yourself. It is a very accepting school. The campus is also very diverse for it's size. Put yourself out there.

Take advantage of all the stuff you can get into for free with your student ID card: Mass MOCA, Big Y silver savings club card, discounts in town, etc.
Gillian from Easthampton, MA
Do what you want but go with an open mind to new ideas, people, clubs, classes and everything else the school has to offer. Be open and willing to explore and try new things. Also, get yourself out there! Talk to teachers, do good in your classes and make friends with them after all these people can help recommend you for jobs down the road, they also could have the key to some very important doors you need opened.
Kate
The single most important thing to do at M.C.L.A. is attend class. Attendance is very important, especially in small classes where participation is a major part of the grade. Also, get to know the professors; they can help you achieve any goal you put your mind to.
Megan from North Adams, MA

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