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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 20 students. The majority of students are men who attend full-time; the student body has more than 160 international students from more than 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.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: The school is planning to resume in-person classes for the fall quarter starting in September.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$55,200
% of students who get any grants
93%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$25,400
Average price for low-income students
$17,100
admissions
Acceptance rate
63%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1280/28
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
2,580
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
77%
% of students who get merit* grants
16%
Average merit grant
$14,090
student success
Graduation rate
74%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 5 years
$66,500
% earning more than $28,000
90%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
rolling

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

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: The school is planning to resume in-person classes for the fall quarter starting in September.

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

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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