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Location:North Adams
On Campus:75%
  • Fall 09/02-12/17
  • Spring 01/20-05/09

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
2%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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We are the public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA ranks high nationally for small classes (1:13 faculty-to-student ratio), innovative teaching, personal interactions with faculty, opportunities for faculty-supervised research, and a supportive, collaborative environment. Our curriculum and hands-on learning help you develop the critical thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in today's complex global economy.

Campus Location - MCLA is located in North Adams, in the Northwestern corner of Massachusetts, in Berkshire County's vibrant arts community, offering great shops,galleries, and museums within walking distance.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Arts Administration, Fine Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Film, Journalism, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Junior High/Middle School, Secondary Education

English: English, Film Studies, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/9/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee: $150 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $2,292 Year Plan B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $190 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/9/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $5,119 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $355 declining balance plan.
  • $2164.00 per semester for 20 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.