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MSOE Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

62.8%
Admission Difficulty for Milwaukee School of Engineering
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into MSOE? The school has a 63% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,818 out of 2,893 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 22 percent. Milwaukee School of Engineering typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1220-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
10%
SAT Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Estimated Average SAT 1320
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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 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Milwaukee School of Engineering admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >74%
1320 to 1420 Avg + 63%-74%
1220 to 1320 Avg - 50%-63%
1120 to 1220 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 1120 Low <37%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 30
Estimated Average ACT 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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 Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

Milwaukee School of Engineering admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 832 2,061 2,893
Accepted 471 1,347 1,818
Acceptance Rate 57% 65% 63%
Enrolled 120 395 515
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 29% 28%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Milwaukee School of Engineering and what considerations affect 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

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