A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    B-
  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

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Kettering University

Cost

Net Price
$34,825/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,755/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,444/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,709/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,743/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,771/ year

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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
24%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,760Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Engineers
    31%
  • Smart
    31%
  • Smart, passionate, unique
    31%
  • Bland
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.45 responses
Poll
85%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Co-op!
    50%
  • Immersive Co-Op Experience
    45%
  • Ugly engineers
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
48%
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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Kettering University is a wonderful school! The classes you take prepare you for your co-op experiences in your designated fields. The co-op experience has been by far the greatest thing that I've experienced. It lets me experience what I will do in the future with my degree once I graduate. Also with the co-op experience it allows me to manage my money, gain responsibilities living on my own, and gain responsibilities within the company I work for.
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Kettering University is a great school. The co-op program is the main draw for the majority of students, and with good reason. You are able to go to school and work in the real world. The way our schedule works, you are in school for 3 months and then you work for 3 months, go to school 3, work 3. We get breaks for Summer and Winter just like everyone else but we are also getting work experience. We also go right into the classes you will need for your degree and skip over a lot of the gen ed classes. There is also a really good system set up for tutoring. The food is pretty good and you can use your meal exchange at the Einsteins across the street. There are a massive amount of clubs, but there some really cool ones. Like you can get certified for scuba diving. There are a lot of intramural sports but no official teams (it's a nerdy school, what do you expect). The dorms are nice and you have more space than you would expect, and campus safety is always on duty.
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.