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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Kettering is an above-average private university located in Flint, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,807 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Kettering acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Hardware Engineering. Graduating 61% of students, Kettering alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $70,700.
About Kettering University...
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
70%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1190-1350
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$37,703/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,564/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
23%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,807Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
82
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Smart, passionate, unique
    32%
  • Engineers
    29%
  • Smart
    29%
  • Bland
    7%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.47 responses
Poll
84%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Immersive Co-Op Experience
    50%
  • Co-op!
    45%
  • Ugly engineers
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$80,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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The reputation of Kettering University precedes it. Whenever my college comes up in conversation, people are impressed with my dedication to an accelerated engineering college. In all honesty, they should be, it is difficult, but worth it. With the high level of academics in the STEM field and the hands-on work experience half of the year, it is a top-of-the-line educational experience!
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Overall, a great school due to Kettering's unique co-op program, along with awesome professors and courses that encourage students to succeed. The return on the investment is quite high, if not one of the highest in the nation, even though the tuition is quite expensive. The campus is based in Flint, MI, which is not the highest quality location. Though, the staff at Kettering do their best to make it extremely safe. The actual dorms on campus are nice (a fridge and microwave are included in each room), but the food isn't the best.

Kettering is a great school for any engineering students who are willing to exceed in a rigorous, hands on environment. The semester moves quickly because each term is 10 weeks long, as opposed to the regular 15 week semester.

If you are a non-engineering major and/or a chemical engineering major it can be extremely difficult to find a co-op unless you have connections.
Kettering has a wonderful campus. Their engineering labs are extraordinary, and all of the extra-curricular activities that are available blow me away!