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U.S. News and World ReportFor the third consecutive year, MCLA has been named a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report.

Focus on Diversity

You can be yourself at MCLA, developing confidence and comfort in your authenticity and ability to make a real contribution to the world. Diversity is an integral part of the liberal arts mission, reinforcing the role that MCLA plays as an agent of social change in our work toward respect, acceptance, and justice for citizens in a democratic society.


ALANA Students

ALANA is a commonly used acronym to refer to students of African-American, Latino/a, Asian-American, and Native American heritage. Our Multicultural Education Resource Center offers a number of opportunities for ALANA students to build a strong community. 

To connect with the MCLA community, please like the MCLA Office of Admission page on Facebook.

Group Visits

MCLA understands the importance of raising students' aspirations to achieve a higher education. It is our commitment and pleasure as a state university to provide access to our campus. Therefore, we strongly encourage group visits to our campus, especially for non-profit organizations and college access groups (such as Upward Bound, TRIO, Gear Up, Bottom Line, etc.). Saturday visit requests are also welcomed and are arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Group visits include a student-led campus tour, information session with a small panel of students, and a reduced-price meal option for students who are first-generation or receive free or reduced-price lunches.

To make reservations or to join our mailing list please contact Meg McMahon at  

Focus on Diversity

Affirmation of cultural identity and cultural sharing is an integral part of the student experience here. Our students are diverse - in ways that are apparent and ways that are harder to identify at first glance - but one thing they all have in common is the experience of MCLA.


Overnight for Accepted Students

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