Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. Only 155 institutions were named to the “Best in the Midwest” list on The Princeton Review’s website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

The 155 colleges chosen for this list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review also designated 226 colleges in the Northeast, 124 in the West, and 138 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 643 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to quality of their science lab facilities -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.  Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site. The profiles also have a "Survey Says" list that reveals topics about which students surveyed at the school were in highest agreement.

In addition to being named one of the “Best in the Midwest,” MSOE was one of only 23 colleges included in The Princeton Review’s “2014 Fire Safety Rating Honor Roll.” The honor roll honors colleges and universities concerning their on-campus housing fire safety and fire prevention practices and policies. MSOE was the only university in Wisconsin to be named to the Fire Safety Honor Roll.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th  anniversary. MSOE offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 94% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.