Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

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Milwaukee School of Engineering can be found in Milwaukee, WI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 3,000 students enrolled each year at MSOE.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to MSOE. A score in the range of 1180 - 1370 on the SAT exam, or 25 - 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the MSOE average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.42 - 3.64. Roughly 60% of all students which applied were accepted at MSOE, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 27% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall MSOE Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Milwaukee School of Engineering was reported as 61.7% in Fall 2020 with over 3,550 applications submitted to Milwaukee School of Engineering. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MSOE ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • MSOE Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Milwaukee School of Engineering?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Milwaukee School of Engineering has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Milwaukee School of Engineering has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.3%
  • 2017-2018: 62.8%
  • 2018-2019: 63.1%
  • 2019-2020: 61.7%
  • Projected MSOE Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 58.5%

How Does MSOE Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Milwaukee School of Engineering is nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design68.0%
Alverno College69.4%
Wisconsin Lutheran College89.2%
Mount Mary College57.9%
Cardinal Stritch University81.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MSOE (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 660
Math610 - 710
Total Score1180 - 1370
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 30
Math26 - 30
Composite Score25 - 30
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