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MCLA is full of diverse, talented, and creative faculty, staff, and students. Join our community and learn from our world-class professors, gain experience with internships, see the world with study abroad, and make life-long connections with our faculty, staff, and fellow students.

We strive to enroll qualified students from all over the country, who exhibit the potential for academic and personal growth, and will benefit from a liberal arts education.

  • MCLA offers powerful results. Our alumni work in exciting careers all over the world and study at prestigious universities both here and abroad. Check out their stories.
  • Our over 80 programs of study in the liberal arts, humanities, and sciences offer a varied and interesting education for the multi-faceted student.
  • Our 13:1 student to faculty ratio and average class size of 18 allows for personalized and direct access to our amazing professors.
  • With over 50 clubs, activities, and organizations and 13 Division III sports, there is always something to do and be involved in.
  • A variety of study abroad, internship, service learning and research opportunities allow our students to gain valuable real-world experience. 
  • Our community is one of a kind. We are located in the city of North Adams in the beautiful Berkshires, voted one of the 15 Best Cities for Creative 20-Somethings by Mic.

MCLA operates on a rolling admission basis for both our Fall and Spring semesters. Our Early Action deadline is December 1st. To ensure the maximum amount of financial aid and scholarships, we encourage students to apply before our priority deadline of March 1stApply today!


Questions? Contact us!

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