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Founded in 1894, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. is a Public college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,444 full time undergraduate students, and 200 full time graduate students.
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 91 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at MCLA are considered Less Selective, with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 41% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
33 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated campus food 2.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.
37 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
37 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
37 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
15 Students rated Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
I believe that just like every other school, MCLA tries its best to do what is right by its students. I’m not going to lie and say that the school does not have faults, because it does, BUT I can tell you that I love it there. The school is affordable, the area is quiet (perfect for what i wanted), and for me, it’s my safe place.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a fine college, however I have decided to change my career path to professional acting, and MCLA does not offer what I would like. Also, it's a pretty small school which is great, but they also don't have everything in erms of academics.
MCLA has a lot going for them, but I believe that the administration has to listen to what the students are asking for. Many of us are involved or trying to get involved, but when there are no professors, it is hard to get involved and ensure that you will graduate on time when there are always questions on if we will have professors the next year.
MCLA is a campus full of artistic and creative individuals who are very excepting. This campus is very friendly to everyone no matter your gender or sexuality. The professors really help you when your grades are down because you're more than just a number at this school. I'm actually apart of Greek Life and can tell you from personal experience that there is no pressure to join and that there are parties but it isn't overwhelming and you will get your schoolwork done. The only downside to this school is the crappy Cafeteria food, but we've been trying to change that through our SGA.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
The first thing I would tell myself if I could go back in time and talk to myself is to smarten up. I would tell myself to be prepared because the transition from high school to college is much greater than what some make it out to be. I would give myself the advice to be putting effort into school work and caring about school now, not waiting until college to start caring. I would tell myself high school is a big stepping stone into your college future, embrace it, cherish it, and do well.
My classmates are loud and social but dedicated to their education.
Everything i could've hoped for in a college.
Public school with a private atmosphere.
The price was significantly lower than other colleges I looked at. When I was first looking at schools I toured MCLA and the people were friendlier compared to other colleges.
I wish I had known to pack heavier clothing! That is honestly the only regret that comes to mind when I see this question. The climate is different from the city, and I should have expected that I would soon become accustomed to living around a great deal of nature and experiencing the natural beauty of the Berkshires. Being involved in the outdoors previously in life would have better suited me for the change in geography.
This is a wonderful school for people who are ready to shine. If you are the kind of student that isn’t sure what you want to do, but is passionate about learning, this is a great school. Both faculty and peers will help you find a niche that fits you, where you can find a happy future with a career you will love. There is some partying, which is expected. (With a relatively small student body, classrooms are often intimate, so be prepared for being a part of the conversation.
The current meal plan options are the worst thing about going to MCLA. Going to a small school means having a small dining hall with hours that do not seem to fit all the students' needs. It's particularly problematic when students are looking for something to eat late at night. However MCLA is working towards fixing this and is currenty working on redoing the meal plan options as well as looking to have food options available later in to the night.
There is a Starbucks on campus.
I consider the size of my school the best thing about it .The reason i like the size is becasue thers is not to many people , teacher get to know almost all there student, they get help from there teachers becasue theres class size is not big.
hates rural areas
The Burasr's office. I have yet to have an experience with them that did not make me cry. I never seem to have enough money to pay for my schooling, and they are often a little insensitive to helping me pay in my own time or find the most available methods. Paying in general is difficult, and dealing with the bursar's office, who always seems to want me to pay more, makes life very stressful and hard to handle sometimes.
Yes. There are plenty of weird kids and plenty of financially needy kids. There's also a lot of ethnic diversity here. The typical "pretty girl" and stoner also are likely to attend this school because MCLA focuses less on grades than on extra circulars.
The professors know your name but the classes are very easy.
The terrible food and the lack of cell phone service/wifi.
The stereotype at MCLA is that most of the students are poor, which is true for the most part.
There are a lot of stereotypically-weird students who go here. From the students with pink hair and piercing to the ones who love working on sets for plays, every breed of weirdo can be found here.
Whether public safety should carry guns and the new cafeteria system
The classes that filled up first this semester were:
Concepts in Biology, Intro to Biology, The Chemistry of CSI, Elementary Spanish 1, Intro to Literature, and College Writing 2.
Don't get too excited, this school is by no means focused on biology. The curriculum is set up that every student (regardless of major) needs 1 year of a language, must take College Writing 2, must take Intro to Lit and must take a lab science.
Hoosac Hall is the freshman-only dorm (it's very loud and impersonal)
Berkshire Towers are for anyone to live in (that's where I live)
Townhouses/Apts are on campus and you have to be a Sophmore, Junior or Senior to live there (and are both extremely loud)
The best part of the social scene on campus is that you can usually get free food at least 3 times a week if you know where to look. Yesterday they gave out free caramel apples with sprinkles, sometimes they give out free munchkins and apple cider etc. The worst part is how loud it is. I can hear people screaming standing in front of my building until 3am some nights and I live on the fourth floor.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
98% of students
attending Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts receive some sort of financial aid.
47% were awarded federal grants.
While 96% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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