#3 Best Value Colleges in Wisconsin

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee School of Engineering overview
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Online msoe.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Milwaukee School of Engineering overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Established in 1903, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is a private institution known primarily for its strong emphasis on technical education and practical experience. Located in the heart of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, near the city's vibrant downtown area, MSOE offers a campus that combines urban accessibility with a focused learning environment. The campus features a mix of modern and historic architecture, including facilities designed specifically for engineering education and hands-on learning. MSOE's academic profile is characterized by a dedication to STEM fields, with popular majors including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. The university is selective in its admissions process, seeking students who demonstrate a firm grasp of mathematics and science. On-campus housing is available, with a variety of residence hall options for students who choose to live within the university's community. Although MSOE is not predominantly known for athletics, it does support a range of sports teams known as the "Raiders," which compete in the NCAA Division III.

In the most recent statistical year 5,478 prospective students applied, and 3,477 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 672 enrolled in the school.  2,570 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 159 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $44,601 plus fees of $1,905. MSOE is ranked 243 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












MSOE is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
Milwaukee School of Engineering overview
SAT 1160/1405
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.65

Applications Accepted

Milwaukee School of Engineering overview
Applications Due Sep 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Milwaukee School of Engineering
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,905
Room and Board $12,494
Budget for Other Expenses$1,938
Total One Year Cost$61,938

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$68,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Milwaukee School of Engineering students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 66%
Business 17%
Health Professions 9%
Engineering Technology 7%
Communication 1%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239318 IPEDS survey data for Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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