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MCLA is a small, liberal arts college in the beautiful Berkshires with a supportive, inclusive community, 50 academic programs, hundreds of internship options, and hundreds of ways for you to shine. Find out more and schedule a visit now.

First year studentsFirst Year Experience Program Immerses Freshmen in Academic, Social Life

Through FYE, new students receive direct support from peer advisors – experienced MCLA students who not only mentor and attend a class them – they also socialize together. “I cannot think of a better way to start off your first year at college,” said Sarah Pudney ’18, who now serves as a peer advisor. ...Read More

Two students sitting at a tableNew Entrepreneurship Minor Enhances Liberal Arts

It may be part of the business department, but a new entrepreneurship minor may be added to most – if not all – of the programs that MCLA offers.  Every discipline in the liberal arts can be coupled with this new minor to make that degree more effective, according to Dr. Thomas Whalen. ... Read More

Marianne YoungMCLA Continues Strong Legacy of Preparing Innovative Educators

According to Marianne Young, who recently joined the campus as an instructor and the education program review coordinator, “There’s always a need for great teachers, a need for innovative teachers, a need for strong, independent thinkers for teachers. We need that now more than ever. That’s where MCLA comes in.” ...Read More

Play video from Passing StrangeA Season in Four Plays: MCLA Performing Arts

Starting with the Tony Award-winning "Passing Strange," MCLA's Performing Arts Department will produce four plays for the 2017-18 season. Next up is "Tartuffe," a biting satire aimed at religious hypocrisy, which opens Friday, Dec. 1. ...Read More


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