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Academics

Situated on a compact 22-acre campus, Milwaukee School of Engineering offer nineteen majors and a unique academic track system, which outlines a student's course trajectory until graduation. MSOE operates on a trimester system where courses are ten weeks long. With an undergraduate enrollment of about 2,600, class sizes are small, and this "allows constant communication with professors and a student body that works together with each other." The professors here are "very clear about what they expect in their classroom" and "do not give away A's, but rather make sure everyone works hard to earn the grade they receive." Nearly all of MSOE instructors have "years of industry experience that allow them to modify lectures to fit the needs" of the current crop of students; they are "very accessible in and out of the classroom and all have a desire to see success." Still, students agree that "some professors are not the best" in terms of clear instruction or classroom engagement, but "MSOE it is a smaller school so you have other friends/professors you can talk with to get help."

Student Body

Milwaukee School of Engineering students find that their "peers are easy to talk to because everyone seems to have a common interest." Because the school mainly caters to engineering, nursing, and business, "you really only see three types of students," and most are "generally friendly and accepting." "The same kids who love sci fi, video games, unicycling, and all these other nontraditional interests can thrive and even become prominent leaders representing the student body," says one student. The majority (74 percent) of these "ambitious and intelligent" students are men and quite a few tend to be "fairly introverted." There's also a large number of veterans and transfer students. Heavy course loads are the norm: "No one who goes to MSOE sort of likes their major, everyone loves it and plans to work in their given field."

Campus Life

MSOE students spend mornings and afternoons in class with "relatively packed schedules," and "almost all students are involved in an organization/club." Gaming is popular here, as well as "building things like robots," and there is "an exceptional gym for the size of the school" that students use to unwind. Weekends are typically spent "working at jobs or working with lab groups," and weekend evenings involve "relaxing with friends as much as possible." Recreational activities are "popular but underutilized," and "intellectual activities are highly sought after." The RAs in the dorms "are fairly good about trying to get the students out and about," but "many students stick to themselves or a small group of introversion." Milwaukee is a "good-sized city," with "great bars with cheap beer, Brewers game and tailgating, Bucks games, [and] Admirals games" to while away the non-academic hours, There is even a nearby beach on Lake Michigan with "a large set of volleyball courts." Students do warn that "it is Milwaukee and it freezing through most of the school year."

Overview

Applicants
2,686
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.62

GPA Breakdown

44%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 660

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
260
with Terminal Degree
151

162
Men
98
Women
33
Minority
3
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business/Commerce, General

  • 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
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Human Computer Interaction


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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dr. Michael Barber '82
President and CEO, Molecular Imaging & Computed Tomography, GE Healthcare

Mr. Allen J. Carlson '79
Retired 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
Chairman, DeltaHawk Engines Inc.

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,627

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,666

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,279

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,745

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,666

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,719
Required Fees
$1,710
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,384
Transportation for Commuters
$700

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,102
Comprehensive Fee

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
2,675
Foreign Countries Represented
29

Demographics

3.74%
Asian
2.32%
African-American
5.46%
Hispanic
67.03%
Caucasian
8.26%
Unknown
10.80%
International

26% female
74% male
33% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
40%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
74%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
70
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
4

5% join a fraternity
12% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

32% participate in intramural sports
15% 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/campus-life/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

73/99

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
Campus Center
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 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


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