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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA 4-Year Public

About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a public, state school located in the small town setting of North Adams, MA, less than an hour from Albany-Schenectady-Troy New York Metro Area.

Founded in 1894, the institution currently enrolls around 1,202 students a year, including 1,076 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Acceptance rate: 88%

Average GPA: 3.3

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2021?

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts accepts around 88 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 3.3 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 351 students who started at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts as first-time freshman, 159 graduate within four years.

Around 53 percent of students who started at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $29,096 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts a good school for YOU?

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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

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

18 to 26

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

960 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

480 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$24,243

In State

$43,738

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,030
$20,525
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 1,507 students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, including 1,355 undergraduate students and 152 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from MA and 30% percent of students are from other states.

85%

Full Time

15%

Part Time

70%

In State

30%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,507

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

82%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,306

Out-of-State

$30,801

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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