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Milwaukee School of Engineering

Founded in 1903, the Milwaukee School of Engineering is a small, private university created with an emphasis on academics, research and technology. Located in the heart of Milwaukee, the nonprofit university offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in engineering, business and nursing. About 3,000 students attend the school with an average class size of 21 students. The majority of MSOE students are men who attend full-time; the student body has more than 200 international students from about two dozen foreign countries. The college also offers a number of need-based and merit-based grants and scholarships, and nearly all of its students receive some form of financial aid. Outside of the classroom, students can get involved in Greek life, intramural and club sports, or student government. Referring to St. Patrick as “the patron saint of engineers,” students celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for an entire week each spring, with activities like an egg drop, a mashed potato contest and a parade.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$54,400
% of students who get any grants
93%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$25,400
Average price for low-income students
$15,480
admissions
Acceptance rate
63%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1260/28
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
2,605
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
77%
% of students who get merit* grants
16%
Average merit grant
$13,893
student success
Graduation rate
67%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 3 years
$65,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
50%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Jan 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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