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I chose MCLA because it’s a new environment I could explore and has a small, intimate community where I knew I could thrive academically and socially. I’m involved on campus through a variety of clubs including Nexxus Step Team, Men of Color Initiative, and VP of Christian Fellowship. My college choice was easy once I realized how great of a campus culture exists at MCLA. Also, my mom was happy to hear about the New England tuition reduction.
Psychology/Health Science,/Child & Family Studies
Performing Arts (Theatre), Education (Elementary)
I chose MCLA because of the small knit community and the location of the Berkshires. At MCLA I can connect with professors individually and be able to receive great opportunities because of it. North Adams is also a unique art town with lots of different places to explore! In the Education and Theatre departments, I was able to find a place that I felt like I really belonged.
Community Health Education/Health Sciences
South Boston, MA
I chose MCLA because it was a different environment than what I was used to. Coming from a city to a suburban area was a big change, but I’m glad I did it because it gave me a chance to explore new things like visit the Hoosac Tunnel and MASS MoCA, my favorite museum. I’m a part of the NeXXus step team, Women of Color, Latin American Society and Black Student Union. Being involved in these clubs gave me a group of people I can trust and build amazing relationships with and has been a great experience.
English & Education
I chose MCLA for 2 reasons: the first being the gorgeous scenery around me all the time. I still wake up in awe over the vast mountains that surround North Adams. The second reason is that the school felt like a community. It's much more personal and it is very clear that every individual student is valued as their own person. I love MCLA because it feels like a home away from home. It is extremely welcoming and a good fit for so many different people, no matter what your interests are.