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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Overview

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a public, state school in the small town setting of North Adams, Massachusetts. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was founded in 1894 and now enrolls around 994 students per year year, which includes 870 undergrad students. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts provides housing for up to 1,020 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on the Student Life page.

2022 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.2
In-State Tuition $11,580
Out-of-State $20,525
Percent of Need Met 78%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $18,769

Is Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

It is moderately difficult to get into Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The university admitted 91% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,371 students applied to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and 1,247 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, around 72% come back the next year. 58% of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts meets 78% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts full-time are awarded $18,769 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,541 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Based on this information, is Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts a good school for you?

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Where is Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Located?

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is located in the small town setting of North Adams, Massachusetts, in the suburbs of Albany-Schenectady-Troy New York Metro Area.

If you are interested in seeing Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Route 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike), MA Route 2 to North Adams, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albany International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and North Adams are like without leaving home.

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College Info

375 Church Street North Adams, MA 01247-4100

Campus Setting: Small Town

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$24,243

In State

$33,188

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,030
$9,975
Fees
$10,276
$10,276
Housing
$11,737
$11,737
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is like? There are approximately 994 students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, including 870 undergraduate students and 124 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from MA and 31% percent of students are from other states.

87%

Full Time

13%

Part Time

69%

In State

31%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

994

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

91%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,306

Out-of-State

$20,251

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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