The Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, 4-year institution located in Milwaukee, WI. The school was founded in 1903 by Oscar Werwath who was the first person to plan an American institution based on an applications-oriented curriculum. Located just a few blocks from Cathedral Square and Juneau Park (at lakefront), the 20+ acre urban campus buildings feature contemporary architecture. The school sits just 3 blocks from the Milwaukee River; not far from the Milwaukee Bay portion of Lake Michigan. The compressed nature of the campus, along with its close proximity to many of the local amenities, makes getting around easy. There is no shortage of activities in Milwaukee, as any urban dweller would attest.