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Chances of getting into Milwaukee School of Engineering

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
60%
Admission Difficulty for Milwaukee School of Engineering
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into MSOE and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at MSOE is 60%.  It ranks #4 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. MSOE is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,439 out of 4,059 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent (SAT 1180/1370 ACT 25/30). Milwaukee School of Engineering typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.72. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The MSOE application fee is $0 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Milwaukee School of Engineering. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 25% of students submitted SAT scores and 81% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

MSOE SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1180-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT 
25%
SAT Scores for Milwaukee School of Engineering
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1180
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 prefers applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. MSOE ranks #3 in Wisconsin and #140 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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%
1275 to 1370 Avg + 60%-74%
1180 to 1275 Avg - 44%-60%
1085 to 1180 Reach 29%-44%
Less than 1085 Low <29%
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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 and #206 in the U.S. 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 + 60%-76%
25 to 27 Avg - 47%-60%
23 to 25 Reach 35%-47%
Less than 23 Low <35%
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MSOE GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.72
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Milwaukee School of Engineering?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into MSOE. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Milwaukee School of Engineering was 3.72 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- 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 60% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Milwaukee School of Engineering students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 28.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 30.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 20.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Milwaukee School of Engineering admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,245 2,814 4,059
Accepted 697 1,742 2,439
Acceptance Rate 56% 62% 60%
Enrolled 166 407 573
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 23% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
308

Applicants have 308 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Milwaukee School of Engineering is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor 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.

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?

60% 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 1180 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.