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MSOE Admission Requirements

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chances of getting into Milwaukee School of Engineering

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.1%
Admission Difficulty for Milwaukee School of Engineering
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into MSOE and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,079 out of 3,294 applicants were admitted making MSOE a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Milwaukee School of Engineering typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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MSOE SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
25%
SAT Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1280

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Milwaukee School of Engineering?

Milwaukee School of Engineering typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Milwaukee School of Engineering admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >74%
1280 to 1370 Avg + 63%-74%
1190 to 1280 Avg - 50%-63%
1100 to 1190 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 1100 Low <37%
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MSOE ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
81%
ACT Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MSOE?

Admission data indicates that MSOE regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 81 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Milwaukee School of Engineering admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >76%
27 to 30 Avg + 63%-76%
25 to 27 Avg - 53%-63%
23 to 25 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 23 Low <42%
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MSOE GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.69
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Milwaukee School of Engineering. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Milwaukee School of Engineering was 3.69 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MSOE accepts 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Milwaukee School of Engineering students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 50% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Milwaukee School of Engineering admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 995 2,299 3,294
Accepted 574 1,505 2,079
Acceptance Rate 58% 65% 63%
Enrolled 120 477 597
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 32% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Milwaukee School of Engineering and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Milwaukee School of Engineering Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Milwaukee School of Engineering
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
B
Beloit College

Beloit, Wisconsin

W
Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois

I
Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

C
Calvin College

Grand Rapids, Michigan

H
Holy Cross College

Notre Dame, Indiana

K
Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, Michigan

V
Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin

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

FAQs

Does Milwaukee School of Engineering prefer SAT or ACT?

25% of students submit their SAT scores to MSOE. 81% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Milwaukee School of Engineering?

63% of those who apply are granted admission to MSOE. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Milwaukee School of Engineering?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1370. 25% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Milwaukee School of Engineering?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 81% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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