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Situated on a compact 22-acre campus, Milwaukee School of Engineering offer nineteen majors and a unique academic track system, which outlines a student's course trajectory until graduation. MSOE operates on a trimester system where courses are ten weeks long. With an undergraduate enrollment of about 2,600, class sizes are small, and this "allows constant communication with professors and a student body that works together with each other." The professors here are "very clear about what they expect in their classroom" and "do not give away A's, but rather make sure everyone works hard to earn the grade they receive." Nearly all of MSOE instructors have "years of industry experience that allow them to modify lectures to fit the needs" of the current crop of students; they are "very accessible in and out of the classroom and all have a desire to see success." Still, students agree that "some professors are not the best" in terms of clear instruction or classroom engagement, but "MSOE it is a smaller school so you have other friends/professors you can talk with to get help."

Student Body

Milwaukee School of Engineering students find that their "peers are easy to talk to because everyone seems to have a common interest." Because the school mainly caters to engineering, nursing, and business, "you really only see three types of students," and most are "generally friendly and accepting." "The same kids who love sci fi, video games, unicycling, and all these other nontraditional interests can thrive and even become prominent leaders representing the student body," says one student. The majority (74 percent) of these "ambitious and intelligent" students are men and quite a few tend to be "fairly introverted." There's also a large number of veterans and transfer students. Heavy course loads are the norm: "No one who goes to MSOE sort of likes their major, everyone loves it and plans to work in their given field."

Campus Life

MSOE students spend mornings and afternoons in class with "relatively packed schedules," and "almost all students are involved in an organization/club." Gaming is popular here, as well as "building things like robots," and there is "an exceptional gym for the size of the school" that students use to unwind. Weekends are typically spent "working at jobs or working with lab groups," and weekend evenings involve "relaxing with friends as much as possible." Recreational activities are "popular but underutilized," and "intellectual activities are highly sought after." The RAs in the dorms "are fairly good about trying to get the students out and about," but "many students stick to themselves or a small group of introversion." Milwaukee is a "good-sized city," with "great bars with cheap beer, Brewers game and tailgating, Bucks games, [and] Admirals games" to while away the non-academic hours, There is even a nearby beach on Lake Michigan with "a large set of volleyball courts." Students do warn that "it is Milwaukee and it freezing through most of the school year."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Seandra Mitchell
Director of Undergraduate Admission

1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109

(414) 277-7150


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kern Center and Viets Field
Campus Center
Grohmann Museum
Rapid Prototyping Center
Ruehlow Nursing Complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
BMO Harris Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation
Shops of Grand Avenue
Milwaukee Art Museum (www.mam.org)
Milwaukee Public Museum (www.mpm.edu)
Miller Park - Brewer's Baseball
Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee County Zoo, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Marcus Amphitheater and other opportunities offer outdoor recreation for all.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

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Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Week nights preferred


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City buses, taxis, airport shuttle, on-campus shuttle service are all means of transportation to MSOE's campus. Mitchell International Airport, Amtrak Train Station and Greyhound Bus Terminal

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north: Take I-43 south to downtown Milwaukee. Then take Highway 145 east/McKinley Avenue exit (exit # 73 A). Turn left (east) on McKinley; proceed for about six blocks. Turn right on Broadway to the specific building or parking lot on campus. From the south: Take I-94 west/I-43 north to downtown Milwaukee. Continue north on I-43, then take Highway 145 east/McKinley Avenue exit (exit # 73 A). Proceed on McKinley for about six blocks. Turn right on Broadway to the specific building or parking lot on campus. From the west: Take I-94 east to downtown Milwaukee; then take I-43 north toward Green Bay (exit # 310B,; then take Highway 145 east/McKinley Avenue (exit #73A). Proceed on McKinley for about 6 blocks. Turn right onto Broadway to the specific building or parking lot on campus.

Local Accommodations
Astor Hotel, Best Western Inn Towne, Pfister Hotel, Wyndham Hotel, Hotel Metro, Plaza Hotel and the Ramada Inn


Applicants: 2,893
Acceptance Rate: 63%
Average HS GPA: 3.67



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