Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts
4-year Public university


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a public institution established in 1894 with rural setting located at North Adams. It is ranked 184 in High School Counselor Ranklings. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,734 (2018-19); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,679 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,407. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#184 in High School Counselor Ranklings
Location North Adams, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1894
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
1,407 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $10,734
Outstate Tuition Fee $19,679
Room and Board Fees $10,980
$34,900 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


77% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.2 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PRE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$15,219 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$6,784 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $35,085
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
76% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships
Total Worth $1,000 to $4,000 a year
Eligibility All incoming Freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance continued full-time enrollment with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Grant
Total Worth $200 - $4,500 a year
Details Available for undergraduates enrolled for six or more credits who demonstrate need.
Part-Time Grants
Total Worth $200 - $600 a year
Details Available to part-time undergraduate residents of Massachusetts enrolled for 6-11 credits who demonstrate need.


1,407 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
73% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
54% Students graduate within 6 years