Top 10 Reasons to Choose MSOE


Milwaukee School of Engineering has a variety of options for motivated students to get a jump start on their futures in engineering, nursing, business, and other STEM fields. There are hundreds of reasons to choose MSOE, but here are the top ten:


1. Top-Ranked Programs

MSOE’s undergraduate engineering programs have been ranked 9th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. MSOE is also highly ranked by Forbes, Business Insider, Princeton Review, PayScale Inc. and others.


2. In-demand Degrees

MSOE offers bachelor’s degrees in architectural, biomedical, biomolecular, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and software engineering; actuarial science; business administration; computer science; nursing; accounting; construction management; and user experience. The University is educating the professionals and leaders of tomorrow. Graduates are creative, high-tech problem solvers who are ready to hit the ground running.


3. Career Placement Rates

Few universities in the country can beat MSOE’s average placement rate of 96 percent — not to mention graduates’ average starting salary of $65,428. You’ll find MSOE alumni working at Google, Johnson Controls, NVIDIA, Rockwell Automation, Harley-Davidson, Tesla and more.


4. Direct Admission

MSOE offers direct admission to all majors. Students start in their program classes right away. There are no waitlists and students don’t have to “apply” to a school or department during their sophomore year.


5. Best Value

MSOE’s average financial aid package is $26,740 (gift aid only), making the cost well within the reach of most families. But cost is only part of the equation; MSOE also offers tremendous value:

• Highest ROI of all colleges and universities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota that offer bachelor's degrees (Georgetown University Center on Education and the workforce, 2019).

• Best Colleges for Your Money 2020 — Money magazine, based on quality of education, affordability and outcomes.

• Best Value Colleges — in the top 25 nationally and No. 1 in Wisconsin according to SmartAsset.com

“I was happily surprised with the financial aid package MSOE provided — it was more than any of the public schools that I applied to,” said Collin Seubert, class of 2017.

MSOE also guarantees students will get all the classes needed to graduate in four years, when they need them, if they start and stay on track in their major.


6. Real-world Experience

Most universities talk about offering hands-on work, but few can match the hundreds of hours of laboratory experience students receive at MSOE. In fact, there are more labs on campus than classrooms — and they’re all available to undergraduates. MSOE students can also start internships as early as freshman year and nursing clinicals as early as sophomore year!


7. Expert Professors

Teaching comes first at MSOE. Every class (which averages just 20 students) and lab is taught by seasoned faculty members who have an average of seven years of relevant business or industrial experience in their field. There are no teaching assistants at MSOE.


8. A Place to Fit In

Students have plenty of opportunities to get fit, get involved or just get social. MSOE offers more than 100 academic, professional and social organizations and club and intercollegiate sports.


9. A Place to Grow

MSOE is dedicated to helping students reach their potential. They are surrounded by a diverse body of smart students who are interested in making the most of every academic, social and recreational opportunity they can find in Milwaukee and around the world.


10. Location, Location, Location

Living and learning in East Town — a vibrant downtown neighborhood and one of Milwaukee’s most exciting and safest areas — students are within walking distance of professional, academic, cultural and recreational opportunities. And campus is just blocks from Lake Michigan. MSOE was also ranked #1 as the Best College Location in Wisconsin by Niche.com.


Are you ready to join a community of learners? Apply today at msoe.edu/apply. There’s no essay and it’s free!