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  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 1,825 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Kettering acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Graduating 63% of students, Kettering alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $70,700.
1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504
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Kettering University Rankings

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Kettering Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1190-1370
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$39,036/ 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
$20,191/ 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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
21%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,825Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
55
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Smart, passionate, unique
    34%
  • Engineers
    31%
  • Smart
    28%
  • Bland
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.51 responses
Poll
85%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Immersive Co-Op Experience
    46%
  • Co-op!
    42%
  • Fast-paced
    8%
  • Ugly engineers
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$80,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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Kettering University enhances a student's experience through its work study course curriculum. The academic experience is one of rigger and true character development, however, is not unfair in what it asks. The ease of co-op (work study) attainment and execution is unmatched by most other universities, especially at this tuition rate. My only gripe with Kettering University is their governing. Kettering University spends a large portion of their funding on gaining new students, but tends to forget about its current students. Kettering University's president and governing figures do not regularly demonstrate the desire to listen and improve the campus based on current student's wants and needs. Although I do not feel I have any voice in what happens to campus policies, I do feel as though my degree and academic experience will be a great return on investment.
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.