Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee School of Engineering


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Recent Reviews

Nick
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that will provide the edjucation you desire, in a town you fall in love with. Dont follow a freind or a lover go where you always dreemed, and once you get there be the person you always wished you were. Throw your hair back and live your desires there's only one college experience, but you get to choose yours. Regret nothign, try everything once, live the life you want, but get the grades you need, make your time worth while.

matthew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit colleges to see what kind of campus you like. find out about the students and social life before you get there. get o...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit colleges to see what kind of campus you like. find out about the students and social life before you get there. get out there and meet people when you get on campus, find your click of people and make good friends. choose a school for the right reasons and if it dosnt fit you try and transfer out sooner than later so you dont regret it later.

What's unique about your campus?

urban location, small classes

Thomas
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that has many options for recreation, social life, exposure to different people and ideas, and somewhere worth ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that has many options for recreation, social life, exposure to different people and ideas, and somewhere worth the money you put in. Examine placement rate and difficulty. Then compare cost. MSOE is difficult and expensive and it takes up a lot of dedication. Social and family life takes a back seat as you accel to the top of the knowledge tree. Choose somewhere that you can put your life on hold and do what you want to do or advance to a working level as fast as possible. choose one or the other.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Social life. There aren't very many young women but it is slowly getting better. Some of the people might as well be robots or computers. Others are cocky naive etc. When you find a cool person work out together and you'll be fine.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Hardworking, dedicated, addiction-free, strong-willed people. Know your sciences or be willing to learn. Be able to entertain yourself here.

Brad
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The job placement rating for MSOE graduates is intimidating, but it must really be earned. If you are very serious about engi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The job placement rating for MSOE graduates is intimidating, but it must really be earned. If you are very serious about engineering and are willing to give four years of you life towards it then it will definitely be worth it. Don't expect your 4.0 in high school to come with you to MSOE with you though (it's very hard to get A's here, only 13 or so people in it's history ever graduated with a 4.0), but you will definitely learn alot for your money. I (along with many of my friends) had internships during the summer after freshman year, but this school definitely isn't the place that you're going to find a significant other or many more friends. With a 88% rate of male students, there isn't much diversity and atleast 60% of the students are very introverted (meaning they stay indoors and play WOW or halo). It's a very expensive school (but don't let the initial amount intimidate you, they give roughly $10,000 to accepted students as an "academic scholarship" right away), but will definitely be worth it if you are interested in engineering.

What's unique about your campus?

I consider the small class sizes to be the best part about MSOE. I have had only one lecture class during my time at MSOE and every other class has had the same amount of people as a class that I would have had in high school. This gives a very personal feeling with the professors (who are actually professors by the way, there are no TAs) and allows for some very intellectual class sessions. Especially in classes that are difficult it helps to have professors that know the names of the students (very similar to high school).

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

For the past years since I have been at MSOE they have boasted over a 97% placement rating for graduating seniors in the program that I am majoring in. In other programs they have recorded 100% placement ratings in previous years. Employers in the midwest love anyone with an engineering degree from MSOE and are even willing to gather students for internships during the summers (I even had an internship right away after my freshman year). It's a very tough and introverted school (not very exciting), but the rewards for getting a degree are unbelievable.

mathew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important factor in finding the right place is not about acheiving academic excellence, it is about achieving satisfaction. Take me for example, i am a somewhat less-than-satisfactory engineering student. I began my college experience searching for a degree that would bring me financial reward. Not once did i think about what would make me happy. By Junior year, i lost interest, my grades dropped, and my personal life was impacted. Not until then did i find that achieving academic/career excellence was not what i wanted, but it surely was not what i needed. What i needed was to other people happy. Not only the people i love, but also there is a certain part of me that takes pleasure in seeing the reaction of a complete stranger when i take two steps out of my way for them. I changed my focus to ultimately design a spinal implant for little kids and i have ever since been awakened by this understandng; i needed self-actualization, the top of the pyramid. This changed my life, and it is the best advice i can offer.

What kind of person should attend this school?

top in their high school class, excelling in math and science related courses

Brian
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly helpful and good people to be around

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly helpful and good people to be around

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In looking for the appropriate school you must consider many things. First, does the school have majors that would lead to a desired career? Second, where is the location? Thirdly, I would ask what type of college experience you are looking for. Are you looking for a party school or a school that places you in your studies all the time? Next, I would have the prospect look into what clubs or organizations interest them. Clubs such as fraternities, sororities, sports or any other. Next would be the living space. This is the part that separates college from high school. You can live at home with different hours or you can live with your friends in your own apartment. Housing gives a student the experience and can make or break the feeling of college. Bottom line, what things make the student happy? Or what things can you look for in a college to fulfill those needs and wants? Lastly, money is a concern, but it should not be the driver of the decision. Choose where to go because you want to go there.

Aimee
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

MSOE is best known for its hight academic standards and excellent career placement upon graduadion. annually, the graduating ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

MSOE is best known for its hight academic standards and excellent career placement upon graduadion. annually, the graduating class has about a 95% placement

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you look at all your options, and make sure you have your finances set each year. If you don't, life will be hard. Also, don't fail classes. Get your homework done right away, then you can play later without having to worry.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had had know just how hard it was going to be to be a college student. It is a lot harder than high school and you cannot just breeze your way through.

Nathan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Producing brilliant engineers that have zero social lives.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Producing brilliant engineers that have zero social lives.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I found that if i would have taken a year of basic classes to really find what i enjoyedd i would have been better off. At the Milwaukee school of Engineering I was not able to do this, whereas i may have been able to at a different school. So my advice would be to make sure you really know what you want to do before you choose your major.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish i would have challenged myself more academically in high school. Since I didn't challenge myself the transition was very difficult and is reflected in my GPA.

Robert
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Figure out what is most important in the students life first. Decide what type of needs the student required at a school. Fin...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Figure out what is most important in the students life first. Decide what type of needs the student required at a school. Find out if the student prefers a fast paced, more work type environment or a slower paced, more time to grasp the concepts environment. When a college is decided, ensure it contains a degree the student is interested in and possibly backup degrees if the student is not 100% sure of his or her career choice. Also check the surrounding area of the college campus for entertainment during the weekends.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about the school is the male to female ratio. There are many males in the school compared to females mostly because engineering is stereotyped as a male dominate career.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone that is not will to work hard wouldn't make it very far. The course work at the school is very demanding and many professors expect extremely professional looking work.

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  • 2,642
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $37,980
  • Acceptance rate
  • 66%

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