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MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college. Our campus, part of the Massachusetts State University system, is nestled in the culturally rich and scenic Berkshires in North Adams, Mass. 

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MCLA has consecutively been named a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report.

That's because we offer:

  • Small undergraduate classes (1:13 faculty-to-student ratio)
  • Innovative teaching
  • Personal interactions with faculty
  • Opportunities for research
  • A supportive, collaborative community

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MCLA provides a strong, supportive, diverse community - both on campus and off. We offer the ideal environment for learning, growing, and developing leadership skills. Check out what's happening on campus and read the latest news

We can help you find your voice and make your mark, right from the start

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