|Location||North Adams, MA|
MCLA is a public- residential- liberal arts college- which offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Its distinctive purpose is to provide a high quality educational experience at an affordable price.Special features include selective admission- small classes- individualized attention- and academic excellence in an attractive college setting. A challenging curriculum provides flexibility for motivated students to shape their own course of study and encourages them to combine traditional coursework with experiential learning- such as internships- study abroad- and other field experiences. Working with a diverse student body in an intellectually challenging environment- MCLA faculty and staff develop liberally educated citizens with the knowledge- perspectives- critical thinking abilities- and values necessary to become active members of their communities and leaders in their chosen professions.To accomplish this mission- we seek to develop curricula that integrate liberal arts and professional studies; affirm the value of excellent teaching and reward scholarly and creative activity; expand opportunities for experiential learning to include field experiences- community service- international programs and independent studies; create a campus community that fosters intellectual- cultural- social and recreational activities that enrich education and where the value and worth of all people are affirmed and celebrated; achieve greater diversity within our faculty- administration- staff- and student body; challenge students to succeed and support them in their efforts; and extend our cultural and educational resources to enhance the quality of life in the Berkshires.
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
WILLIAMSTOWN, Massachusetts 01267
Adams, Massachusetts 01220
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