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Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM education, integrating an intense academic curriculum in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business with applied professional and experiential learning opportunities. Through this proven approach, Kettering University inspires students to realize their potential and advance bold ideas.

During study terms, students learn in small classes taught by professors, not teaching assistants. During work terms, they gain professional experience at corporations related to their studies or in intensive full-time research experiences in labs alongside faculty. Students in all degree programs alternate between study terms and work terms throughout their undergraduate education.

Kettering students graduate with up to 2 1/2 years of real world experience and envy-worthy resumes-giving them a significant head start in their careers. Our students have worked on world-changing technologies ranging from the future of mobility and transportation technologies to designing biomedical tools, testing ballistic systems, re-engineering crowd management and designing rides at Disney World. Kettering University is one of the top universities in the nation at producing patent holders-Kettering produces more inventors per graduate than all but three universities in the U.S., ranking higher than Stanford University and Carnegie Melon University.

Research shows that students who participate in co-op and experiential learning programs are more mature, more creative problem solvers and more technically knowledgeable. Kettering students are in demand 98% of Kettering University students graduate with job offers within their fields or are attending graduate school within six months of graduating. The average yearly starting salary of a Kettering student is $64,000. Kettering ranks among the top 1% of private institutions in the U.S. in return on investment, offering more than $1 million in lifetime ROI to our graduates, according to Affordable Colleges Online. Kettering University ranks first in the Midwest in ROI and Alumni Earning Potential, according to Payscale.com.

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Overview

Applicants
1,931
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.66

GPA Breakdown

47%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
610 - 690
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
146
with Terminal Degree
99

105
Men
41
Women
30
Minority
8
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
9%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Bioinformatics.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.


Students Say

Kettering University is, "one of the best engineering schools in the country," and an, "unique cooperative education program that allows you to gain real job experience as a part of the curriculum." Students say, "The college is built on the fundamentals of having real-world work experience while attaining your degree," and they feel, "Kettering puts you ahead of your peers and prepares you for the real world." Additionally, "Kettering has small class sizes," which, "allow for individual attention from professors." Students say, "although the workload can be intimidating at times," it's a "rewarding school that gives [you] just as much as you put in." Professors are, "mixed bag," and a computer engineering major says, "There are some professors that are out-of-this-world fantastic, and there are others that can't teach their way out of a paper sack." This being said, professors are praised for being, "people with industry and research experience," who, "bring it into the classroom," and "train students not for the final exam, but for the real world."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Keith Allman '85
President & CEO- Masco Corporation

Mary T. Barra '85
Chairman & CEO-- General Motors Company

Henry Juszkiewicz '76
Chairman & CEO-- Gibson Guitar Corp.

Robert C. Kagle '78
Founder and General Partner-- Benchmark Capital

David Kenny '84
Senior Vice President, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, IBM

Raj Nair '87
Executive Vice President and President, North America, Ford Motor Company

Denise Gray '86
President, LG Chem Power

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
9%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,737

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,373

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,435

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,330

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$43,490
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$3,480
Transportation for Commuters
$3,659

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,240
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,889
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

3.84%
Asian
2.86%
African-American
5.19%
Hispanic
75.51%
Caucasian
5.24%
Unknown
4.16%
International

19% female
81% male
15% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

Kettering is, "a university for an extremely specialized kind of student." "The typical student is a Caucasian male interested in engineering." Students describe themselves as, "geeky and awkward," "inventors [and] go-getters," and say, "If you enjoy taking things apart and seeing how they work, you will do just fine." Many complain about the, "awful male-to-female ratio," but they say there are "programs focused on bringing minority students to campus." Most students are "studious," but they "know how to balance it with fun," and "students spend time working hard, and then they relax hard." Although, "Kettering has a lot of nerdy people," "there are quite a few outgoing and social people," and "Greek life at Kettering is about 45 percent." While, "students may drink for fun," and "fraternities throw the occasional party on the weekend," "It's not a big party school," partially because "all fraternities and sororities are required to be dry, as the entire campus is." Regardless, "There's always a meeting, mixer, or activity to take part in for fun," and "Students love spending time together, whether it be relaxing, studying, or going to local events."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
9%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Students Say

Kettering University offers a, "very friendly environment," where, "it's really easy to be known and to make a difference on campus." Students say, "Kettering is very good at supporting its students and leading them toward a successful future," and they rave about "fantastic tutoring programs," "effective student government," and the "engagement of the entire community in clubs, groups, and philanthropic activities." A junior says, "One of the greatest strengths for our school is our Greek life. At Kettering, Greek life rules the school," and another student adds, "Intramural sports are a big part of campus life along with all of the clubs we have on campus as well." That being said, many feel, "It would be nice to have more of a sense of school spirit on campus," and they say, "The university could improve on activities to engage interaction among students." Students say they desire better, "communication between students and administration." There are complaints about location, with students saying, "The surrounding area isn't the best."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Health, Counseling & Disability Services, Wellness Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Christina Reed

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
48
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
1

15% join a fraternity
9% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

3% participate in intramural sports


Student Services

Health
Womens Center

Sustainability

61/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Microsoft, HP

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sheila Adams Cowes
Dir Enroll Events & Visitor Relations

Address
1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504-6214

Phone
810-762-9532

Email
sadams@kettering.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
CS Mott Engineering and Science Center
Connie and Jim John Recreation Center
Frances Wilson Thompson Residence Hall
Academic Building
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Kettering University provides an exceptional education that is based on experiential learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and an expanding set of relevant degree programs. Our students take their classroom learning to a variety of work settings and bring their working knowledge to the classroom. Prospective students are encouraged to visit campus to learn more about our academic programs, and to meet our faculty, students and staff.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Flint Cultural Center
Flint Farmer's Market
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Frankenmuth Bavarian Village
Birch Run Mall - Premium Outlets
Flint Cultural Center includes Sloan Museum, Buick Gallery & Research Center, Longway Planetarium, The Whiting, Flint Youth Theatre, Flint Institute of Arts, and Flint Institute of Music.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:00 - 5:00
810-762-9532

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M - F, 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:30 pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Contact our office

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
customerservice@kettering.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis and shuttle buses provide easy access to Flint Bishop Airport which is 10 minutes from campus. The city of Flint is served by trains and buses as well. The campus is 80 miles from Detroit Metro Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
www.kettering.edu/visit

Local Accommodations
Most major hotel chains have properties in or near Flint. For those flying to Flint the Holiday Inn Gateway, Courtyard by Marriott, Wingate and others sometimes provide complimentary shuttle service to campus. Links to area accomodations can be accessed through the admissions web site.


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