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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Kettering University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504
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Kettering University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1120-1340
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$37,169/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,641/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,665/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,997/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,391/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,368/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
24%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,782Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Smart, passionate, unique
    33%
  • Engineers
    30%
  • Smart
    30%
  • Bland
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.46 responses
Poll
84%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Co-op!
    48%
  • Immersive Co-Op Experience
    48%
  • Ugly engineers
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$78,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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Kettering University Reviews

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I thoroughly enjoyed the co-op program. It is great to be able to work full time while earning your degree, without work and school overlapping. I wish that tuition was lower, but the co-op program attempts to offset the high cost. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get a straight answer from financial aid or student accounts regarding your awards and payments. The university spends a lot of time, money, and energy on recruiting potential students; however, for currently enrolled students it is difficult to get support from the university in a number of things regarding student life (starting a new club/organization, hosting an event, etc.).
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If you're a technically-minded person who likes to get your hands dirty and wants to pursue a career Engineering, Kettering is definitely the place for you. The co-op program is unrivaled at other universities and the school does everything possible to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. The campus is on the smaller side compared to larger public universities, but I enjoyed having a smaller student body, as it allowed for lower student-to-professor ratios and an environment where you got the chance to know most of your classmates. Additionally, the school has done a lot in recent years to upgrade and modernize the campus and facilities. I'd recommend the school with absolutely zero reservation.
Curriculum isn't as difficult as expected - just compacted. Professors are average, but you can get close with them as the school is small, which creates a good sense of community. The closeness allows for a level of safety that Flint in itself make not make you feel, but it is a great city with a lot to offer when you're done studying. Kettering's food isn't exceptional, but there are a lot of good places to eat close to campus. Greek life is a massive part of campus life, but not anything like the stereotypical Greek life. Definitely would recommend as it increases involvement and social life. Greek life is the focal point of the party scene, which is much more exciting than anyone would expect. Overall, a great school with a lot of opportunities both before and after graduation.