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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
MSOE is a highly rated private college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,491 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the MSOE acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Nursing. Graduating 74% of students, MSOE alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $61,000.
1025 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Milwaukee School of Engineering Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

MSOE Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1190-1370
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$24,337/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,740/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
21%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    94%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,491Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
105
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Hardworkers
    61%
  • Nerds
    33%
  • Defeated
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.34 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Nerd academy
    39%
  • Internship-magnet
    33%
  • Nerd Center
    17%
  • Fast-paced
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$71,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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I have just completed by first year at MSOE as a Nursing major. I have to say that I love it. MSOE's professors are very passionate about what they teach to students and are always super helpful. The campus is in a great area with so much to do around, and it is very beautiful. It is a very hard school and you have to have at least a 77 for nursing prerequisites in order to move to the next class. This is a big challenge for a lot of the students as the classes are not easy, but they can be done with persistence and determination. For social life, it is what you want it to be as it is a small school. You have to find your people just like anywhere else! I've met great friends in my 1st year and we have gone out many weekends together and made great memories. There are plenty of parties, sport events, and more for whatever you like. It is a very safe campus, public safety is great! I love MSOE and I would definitely recommend it for those who want a great education.
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MSOE has so much to offer to any and all types of students. Being a student with austim was very worried and nervous attending a college with zero people I would know. Freshman week being only ones on the campus truly broke the ice. I was attending as much as possible to learn what the campus will be like for the next 4 years. All are very welcoming; Advisors are easy to communicte with to progress correctly. I knew on my first visit this would be my college! Is amazing to see a dream come true and how well I fit in this college. They are so helpful, working hard for all to succeed.
This spring quarter at MSOE, due to the pandemic, were delivered completely online. The professors were very understanding and made the transition very easy. All professors could be reached easily if needed and were very helpful in taking additional time outside of online lectures to answer questions. My only issue regarding the online format was the inconsistency between professors and their choice of platform they would be conducting their classes through. I found that this made the new online experience more difficult to get used to and harder for me to keep track of all my classes. Though most of my professors were proficient in this area, I did wish that all of my professors were more flexible with due dates as my at home situation was vastly different in light of the pandemic. Similarly, having time outside of the time that was allotted for quizzes and exams to capture, convert, and upload files of work would have been appreciated in all of my classes.