Milwaukee School of Engineering campus

Overview

Applicants
2,574
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.62

GPA Breakdown

43%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 680
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
258
with Terminal Degree
146

163
Men
95
Women
27
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Construction Management
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

  • Engineering

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Operations Research

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse


Students Say

Just as its name implies, Milwaukee School of Engineering is an institution "for engineers, by engineers, and from engineers (generous alumni donations.)" At this small urban school, the primary focus is on "Producing high quality engineers that are immediately prepared to contribute to the workforce upon graduation." To that end, "Most of the professors have been in the industry before teaching, so they understand what employers are looking for." In addition, the "intense and application-based curriculum" incorporates "more lab hours into our schedules than most schools." For many, the school's strong local reputation and "great placement rate after graduation" are irresistible lures. At the same time, the education is undeniably intense. In every major, "The work is very rigorous," and "Some professors have quite strict grading [policies]." Furthermore, MSOE is on the quarter system, so students take "many classes in a short time span," Even if you never sleep, "19 credits of on-track study are too much to handle." On the upside, students get plenty of face time with their professors, as "Classes are no larger than 30 students, and we never have teaching assistants." Some engineers would love the opportunity to take classes in the liberal arts and sciences or to see the university "offer more diverse minor degree options." In addition to engineering, "MSOE has a very respected nursing program" and business program.

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Michael Barber '82
COO, Healthcare Systems, GE Healthcare

Mr. Allen J. Carlson '79
President and CEO, Sun Hydraulics

Dr. Gary A. Stimac '73
Former Sr. Vice President and Gen. Manager, Compaq

Dr. Dwight D. Diercks '90
Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, NVIDIA

Mr. Brian J. Stark '71
Retired President, Controls, Johnson Controls Inc.

Dr. Alan J. Ruud '69
Vice Chairman, Cree Inc.

Dr. John E. Duncan '79
Vice President, Industrial Division, ZF Industries

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,994

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,887

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,692

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,243

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
84%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,121

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,890
Required Fees
$1,650
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,174
Transportation for Commuters
$500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,596
Out of State
33%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

24% female
76% male
33% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Students Say

Not your typical college atmosphere, there are "a lot of social introverts, and not many girls" at MSOE. "The school is 80 percent male" and populated by students "of above-average intelligence"—most were probably "the smart kid in high school." "Gaming culture is very strong" throughout campus, and the "Typical student has his or her head buried in their laptop playing World of Warcraft or something, at all hours of the day." However, "Students tend to work together to get through classes," creating a bond between students. They tell us, "We tend to speak the same language and get along well, despite minor rivalries between majors." While engineers dominate the school population, students note that "Trends are shifting as the business and nursing schools become more popular," and "There is a growing number of outgoing students looking for things to do outside of video games." "In the nursing program, students are very outgoing," and usually very studious; though there is a "division between engineers and nursing students."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
35%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
79%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Wellness Housing

Students Say

MSOE is very good at keeping their students busy with homework every night, so most undergrads barely think about life outside the lab. A current student bemoans, "With the work load around this place, it's a miracle anyone has a second of free time to go to sleep." In rare moments of rest, a fairly large percentage of students "stay in their rooms and play video games." Others "watch movies, play games, go to hockey games, [or] just hang out" with other students. "There are different fraternities and sororities for students to join," as well as a small but nonetheless noticeable group of athletes on campus. By junior or senior year, many students "have managed to break out of their shell and join clubs or sports teams." Some students also take advantage of the weekend "to go enjoy Milwaukee." In this cosmopolitan city, "There's always something going on in the community, such as Bucks games, Admirals games, Brewers games, Wave games, plays, operas, live music, and many other things."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
78
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
4

4% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

34% participate in intramural sports
17% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Raiders)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Raiders)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Nat'l. Society of Black Engineers; Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers; International Student Organization; and Society of Women Engineers. See our website at: http://www.msoe.edu/community/campus-life/student-organizations/page/1567/student-organizations

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Marquette University
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Marquette University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Marquette University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
110

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Seandra Mitchell
Director of Undergraduate Admission

Address
1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109

Phone
(414) 277-7150

Email
mitchell@msoe.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kern Center and Viets Field
Student Life and Campus Center (dining and game room)
The Grohmann Museum
Rapid Prototyping Center
Ruehlow Nursing Complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
BMO Harris Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation
Shops of Grand Avenue
Milwaukee Art Museum (www.mam.org)
Milwaukee Public Museum (www.mpm.edu)
Miller Park - Brewer's Baseball
Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee County Zoo, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Marcus Amphitheater c/o World Festivals, Inc. and other opportunities offer outdoor recreation for all.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
explore@msoe.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Week nights preferred

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City buses, taxis, airport shuttle, on-campus shuttle service are all means of transportation to MSOE's campus. Mitchell International Airport, AmTrak Train Station and Greyhound Bus Terminal

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north: Take I-43 south to downtown Milwaukee. Then take Highway 145 east/McKinley Avenue exit (exit # 73 A). Turn left (east) on McKinley; proceed for about six blocks. Turn right on Broadway to the specific building or parking lot on campus. From the south: Take I-94 west/I-43 north to downtown Milwaukee. Continue north on I-43, then take Highway 145 east/McKinley Avenue exit (exit # 73 A). Proceed on McKinley for about six blocks. Turn right on Broadway to the specific building or parking lot on campus. From the west: Take I-94 east to downtown Milwaukee; then take I-43 north toward Green Bay (exit # 310B,; then take Highway 145 east/McKinley Avenue (exit #73A). Proceed on McKinley for about 6 blocks. Turn right onto Broadway to the specific building or parking lot on campus.

Local Accommodations
Astor Hotel, Best Western Inn Towne, Pfister Hotel, Wyndham Hotel, Hotel Metro, Plaza Hotel and the Ramada Inn