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MCLA is a liberal arts college in the beautiful Berkshires with a supportive, inclusive community, 80+ academic programs, hundreds of internship options, and hundreds of ways for you to shine. Find out more and schedule a visit now.

2019 US News & World Report - national top ten public liberal arts college

MCLA Ranked Among "Top Public Schools" in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 National Rankings

U.S. News and World Report has named MCLA one of the Top Public Schools in the U.S. alongside some of the nation’s most prestigious and innovative public colleges.
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MCLA Tops List of Best Equity Campuses Across the U.S.

A new report from USC’s Race and Equity Center has identified MCLA as one of the top public institutions nationally for serving black students well. According to Dr. Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, chief diversity officer, this recognition is a call to action and further impetus for infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into everything we do. ... Read More

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Discovering MCLA’s 60-Acre Forest

Did you know that MCLA includes its own 60-acre forest? Located in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains and just a short walk from the main campus, it’s filled with mature, second-growth mixed hardwood trees, and is used for teaching, ongoing research, ecological monitoring, outdoor classes, student-led projects, and more. ... Read More

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New Alumna Enjoys Recruiting Work as She Fills Technology Positions

As an MCLA student, Michelle Laga ’18 served two internships, which helped her gain confidence and skills she uses today as a recruiting specialist. “It is important that students serve an internship because it helps them determine if they are in the right field. They also will get experience: internships are great resume builders.” ... Read More


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