I am a transfer student to Kettering from a community college, and haven't found the classes to be that challenging. The challenging part is that they overload you with 16-20 credits in a 11 week semester, and that is what makes the experience more difficult than other schools. Personally, since I have always had to have a job while attending the community college, I was use to this stress so this hasn't been difficult. I have found that many of the professor are much more arrogant than my professors at the community college (even though all the professors I had at the community college were also PhD) making communication or asking for help much more difficult. Kettering has a chip on its shoulder for being the best of the best, but what really makes Kettering a good school is their co-op experience. The co-op experience is great at Kettering and the students are usually paid very well, typically above $14 dollars an hour.