North Adams, MA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts


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Recent Reviews

Amey
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Massachusetts College of LIberal Arts is best known for liberal arts and providing students the opportunities to explore many different fields.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When it comes to finding a college, go and look. Schools are very different in person then they are on paper. Plus when you go to view a school you are able to get a feel for the campus community. Its like buying a new house or a new car, you go and look at it first and take it for a test drive. As far as making the most out of your college experience: Get involved. You don't have to get involved with everything, even if its one thing that you like doing go out and find it and join. If there is nothing that you like doing create your own club. It is a sure thing that you will find others on your college campus that enjoy the same thing. Last but not least, have fun!

Deborah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would make a list of all the things that you think are important to you, and a list of all the things that have been helpfu...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would make a list of all the things that you think are important to you, and a list of all the things that have been helpful in the past/you KNOW are important to you. Don't overlook the importance of visiting a school and getting involved in a summer study program or an orientation program. These programs really help you get involved in campus life right away, without the stress of classes!! Don't be afraid of new things, and don't be afraid of making the wrong decisions. You have your whole life to figure out what you want to do. A Note to Parents: You just want your kids to be happy, right? What's the point of life if you can't enjoy it! These next four years will be some of the most memorable and life changing, make sure they're not going to be full of regret or "I wish I had done this instead."

What kind of person should attend this school?

If you like the small school environment and a tight knit environment that cares about it's impact on the world, and if you like to get involved in the way your school works, this is the school for you!! We're in a quiet town where it's easy to make friends for life! Come as you are and enjoy MCLA!! Go Trailblazers!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes the city, a mall 5 minutes away, and clear sunny 75 degree weather should NOT attend this school. We definitly have Northeastern weather, we're located in the mountains and the closest "mall" (if you could call it that) is 30 minutes away!

luis
Describe the students at your school.

nature loving, music loving, sports playing liberal hippies

Describe the students at your school.

nature loving, music loving, sports playing liberal hippies

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

apply to more colleges than you think you should, and try to get as much financial aid as possible. dont let your parents tell you what school to go to. dont be a dick.

What kind of person should attend this school?

nature loving, music loving, sports playing liberal hippies

Laura
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go on every college visit you can. If you get a chance to attend an overnight, do that as well. The more places you experienc...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go on every college visit you can. If you get a chance to attend an overnight, do that as well. The more places you experience the better you can understand where you fit.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

To be myself from the start because people respect you more for that.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is liberal, has an open mind, and doesn't judge others. Athletes, liberals, anime fans, and the like all can find their niche.

Darsa
Describe the students at your school.

Excitied about learning and put in a strong effort.

Describe the students at your school.

Excitied about learning and put in a strong effort.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Other than being in the berkshire we have a large theater department. Our physics department is small, but we have plenty of one-on-one time with the teachers that way and learn more than we would a a big school where we would just be numbers and not people.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The name isn't as important as your child being comfortable with their surroundings. Some students like big schools where they become a number in the masses and not stand out, others like small schools where they can be an individual and learn more one-on-one with their professors. Since going to MCLA I've already done internships with Harvard and NASA, so I guess small schools work great for me.

Angelina
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for a school, always make sure that the school you've chosen is going to cater to what you want. That might be ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for a school, always make sure that the school you've chosen is going to cater to what you want. That might be difficult, beause you have to take in financial considerations as well. But if you're into the night life, it might not be the best idea to go to a college in the woods. As for making the most of the college experience, make sure to join organizations and take many longs walks around the town where your college is located. Get to know the area and the people around you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person that shouldn't attend this school is someone that likes a loud, noisy city. Someone who isn't interested in art or music, or who prefers to spend their times at clubs would not do well at that school. I knew one girl that left the school because she said she felt like the mountains were imprisoning her; I feel as thoug they keep me safe. Even the topography influences people's feelings.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

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.

Fayla
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

MCLA is small, lively, friendly and the perfect place to be weither your from a small town or large town. there are many thin...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

MCLA is small, lively, friendly and the perfect place to be weither your from a small town or large town. there are many things to do at MCLA and around the surrounding towns.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very well rounded, friendly and amazing people.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Theres a lot of advice to give students and parents both when looking for the right college. definately tour the campus' more than once, make sure they have everything you are looking for, find out about all the clubs and organizations on campus, talk to students who live there, get a feel for how far away from home you are and if you can handle it. see what surrounds campus. if your in a boring town with nothing to do maybe that specific school isn't right for you. make sure it has majors and minors your looking into..and ones you can possibly switch to. if you are thinking of joining a fraternity or sorority check them all out. you can never be to sure which one is right for you. and most importantly enjoy it

Dale
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You first should look at what type of college are you most interested in. Do you want a 2 year college or a 4 year college. Y...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You first should look at what type of college are you most interested in. Do you want a 2 year college or a 4 year college. You have to see if the size of the school is what you want not to big or not small. Does the school have a good reputation and how do they look for student graduating in the area they want. How much does the cost of tuition and everything cost. Will your son or daughter have a good liveing inviorment. Are they looking for a good sports programt do they want a quiet liveing area or a stimualting fun exsiting liveing area. How far is it from your house or how far away is it from store like pharmisy, grosry store, mall, theater. You have to look in what you child wants and also do you like it.

What's unique about your 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.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A student who likes a small class size, who likes music, and theater. Someone who want to have a nice place to just hang out with no worries and just study or get away from lifes troubles. A person who is freindly and get along with everyone they meet.

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,444
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,875
  • Acceptance rate
  • 77%

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