Milwaukee is known for its clean and friendly community and its rich ethnic heritage. Milwaukee is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Wisconsin, and is about 90 miles north of Chicago, Ill.

MSOE is in a vibrant downtown neighborhood called East Town. There are countless activities within walking distance from campus including shopping, theaters, restaurants, professional sporting venues and more. Lake Michigan is only a few blocks away.

Milwaukee has four distinct seasons. Lake Michigan influences the climate considerably, cooling the city in the warm months and moderating cold temperatures in the winter.


Milwaukee’s nicknamed Cream City because of its distinctive cream colored brick and Brew City because of its rich brewing history.

Milwaukee borders the 22,300 square miles of Lake Michigan. The lake actually touches 14,200 square miles of Wisconsin. The Milwaukee RiverWalk spans nearly 3 miles along the Milwaukee River, taking you through downtown Milwaukee.

There are 150 restaurants in downtown MKE. Milwaukee is home to major festivals and events including Summerfest. Experience 17 museums in downtown Milwaukee and 25 including the surrounding counties. There are 25 theaters within city limits & a little over 30 in the Greater Milwaukee area. Milwaukee is the birthplace of Harley-Davidson. Milwaukee has over 150 state and county parks.