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MSOE Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into MSOE? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,511 out of 2,326 applicants or 65% were admitted making MSOE a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Milwaukee School of Engineering typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 652 1,674 2,326
Accepted 337 1,174 1,511
Acceptance Rate 52% 70% 65%
Enrolled 133 385 518
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 33% 34%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Milwaukee School of Engineering and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that MSOE regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Milwaukee School of Engineering.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1165. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1355 out of 1600. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1260 1450
SAT Reading 630 690
SAT Math 630 760
ACT Composite 25 30
ACT English 23 29
ACT Math 26 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >78%
27 to 30 Avg + 65%-78%
25 to 27 Avg - 55%-65%
23 to 25 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 23 Low <44%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >76%
1355 to 1450 Avg + 65%-76%
1260 to 1355 Avg - 52%-65%
1165 to 1260 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 1165 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Milwaukee School of Engineering. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Milwaukee School of Engineering was 3.69 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MSOE accepts 65% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 50% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Milwaukee School of Engineering and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239318 IPEDS survey data for Milwaukee School of Engineering.



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