From the School

Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM education, integrating an intense academic curriculum in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business with applied professional and cooperative learning experiences. Through this proven approach, Kettering University inspires students to realize their potential and advance their ideas.

During study terms, students learn in small classes taught by professors, not teaching assistants. During work terms, they gain professional experience at corporations related to their studies. Students in all degree programs alternate between study terms and work terms.

Kettering students graduate with up to 2 1/2 years of real world experience and envy-worthy resumes. Our students have done everything from testing ballistic systems and re-engineering crowd management to designing biomedical tools.

All of this experience pays off. Research shows that students who participate in co-op and experiential learning programs are more mature, better problem solvers, and more technically knowledgeable. Employers know that Kettering students are the cream of the crop 98% of Kettering University students graduate with job offers within their fields or are attending graduate school within six months of graduating. The average yearly starting salary of a Kettering student is $58,698. Kettering ranks among the top 1% of private institutions in the U.S. to offer $1 million plus return on investment to its graduates according to Affordable Colleges Online.

Overall

From The School

Admission to Kettering University is competitive and based on scholastic achievement and extracurricular interests, activities, and achievements. Applicants are required to have completed the following courses (one credit represents two semesters or one year of study): Two credits algebra, one credit geometry, a half credit trigonometry, two credits laboratory science (one of these credits must be from physics or chemistry, and both are strongly recommended), and three credits English. Applicants must submit SAT or ACT scores. Most Kettering University students rank at or near the top 10 percent of their high school class.

Kettering University also accepts transfer students. A minimum of 14 credits is required, but 16-20 credits are strongly encouraged. Admission decisions for transfer applicants are based on college records for those who have completed at least 30 credits.

Although applications are accepted all year long, prospective students are encouraged to file their application early in their senior year. Early application significantly improves students' chances for early co-op employment. Interested students can apply online at www.kettering.edu/apply.

Overview

Applicants
1,587
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.65

GPA Breakdown

46%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 650
SAT Math
590 - 660
ACT Composite
25 - 29

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

The unique structure of Kettering's program allows students to fulfill the academic requirements of 160 credit hours throughout a four and a half year period. This is completed over nine academic semesters and up to 11 co-op work semesters. Students also complete a capstone thesis project on behalf of their co-op employer during their senior year for credit toward the 160 required hours. The academic year consists of two 11-week academic terms on-campus in Flint and two 12-week academic terms working for the corporate employer; students alternate their time between Flint and the employer's site. On average, a freshman student who spends 24 weeks during the academic year working for the professional co-op employer earns $11,000.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Kettering University's four and a half year cooperative and experiential learning program allows students to earn designated Bachelor of Science degrees in:
APPLIED BIOLOGY
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
APPLIED PHYSICS
BIOCHEMISTRY
BIOINFORMATICS
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
CHEMISTRY
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
COMPUTER SCIENCE
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Kettering also offers more than 50 minors, concentrations, specialties, courses of study and dual degrees, in areas such as Applied Optics, Pre-Law, Computer Gaming, System and Data Security, and Pre-Med. Additionally, the school offers 12 Master’s Degrees, including an accredited MBA program. Please visit kettering.edu for more information.

Students Say

Kettering University is, "one of the best engineering schools in the country," and an, "unique cooperative education program that allows you to gain real job experience as a part of the curriculum." Students say, "The college is built on the fundamentals of having real-world work experience while attaining your degree," and they feel, "Kettering puts you ahead of your peers and prepares you for the real world." Additionally, "Kettering has small class sizes," which, "allow for individual attention from professors." Students say, "although the workload can be intimidating at times," it's a "rewarding school that gives [you] just as much as you put in." Professors are, "mixed bag," and a computer engineering major says, "There are some professors that are out-of-this-world fantastic, and there are others that can't teach their way out of a paper sack." This being said, professors are praised for being, "people with industry and research experience," who, "bring it into the classroom," and "train students not for the final exam, but for the real world."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
134
with Terminal Degree
100

96
Men
38
Women
31
Minority
6
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential

Prominent Alumni


Keith Allman '85
President & CEO- Masco Corporation

Mary T. Barra '85
CEO-- General Motors Company

Paul Bascobert '87
President of Local --Yodle, Inc.

Robert C. Kagle '78
GLobal Partener & Co-Founder--Benchmark Captial

David Kenny '84
Chairman & CEO-- The Weather Company

Raj Nair '87
Group Vice president & Cheif Technical Officer, Global product Dept-- Ford

Karenann Terrell '86
Excecutive Vice President & Chief Information Officer --Walmart

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $18,490 per term. Kettering is proud to offer students a Fixed Tuition Guarantee. Students making normal progress towards their degree will pay the same tuition rates for their entire college career. Kettering has also eliminated all academically-related fees in its all-inclusive tuition package.

Room and Board for the 2014-2015 academic year is $3,620 per term.

*Please remember that tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.

Financial Aid

Kettering University offers traditional needand merit-based financial aid, including a generous merit scholarship program. In fact, more than 92% of Kettering students receive some level of financial assistance. Factor in co-op earnings the average hourly wage of a Kettering student is $14.20 for freshmen and $18.44 for seniors – and our fixed-rate tuition guarantee, and students are looking at one of the best values in education today. Aid is given as grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study awards. Students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and request a copy of the analysis be sent to Kettering University. The University works to create a financial package based on those results.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
75
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,800

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,560

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,419

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,880

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

College life should offer students more than just learning opportunities. To this end, Kettering offers more than 50 student organizations, such as SAE, DECA and Engineers without Borders, and numerous social activities and intramural sports. Approximately a third of Kettering students join the 13 national fraternities and six sororities that are represented on campus. The school's active student government produces programs to develop peers' leadership skills, self-confidence, interpersonal relations, and organizational operations.

Students come from approximately 48 states and 18 countries, so they also benefit from learning and sharing with this diverse community.

Students Say

Kettering is, "a university for an extremely specialized kind of student." "The typical student is a Caucasian male interested in engineering." Students describe themselves as, "geeky and awkward," "inventors [and] go-getters," and say, "If you enjoy taking things apart and seeing how they work, you will do just fine." Many complain about the, "awful male-to-female ratio," but they say there are "programs focused on bringing minority students to campus." Most students are "studious," but they "know how to balance it with fun," and "students spend time working hard, and then they relax hard." Although, "Kettering has a lot of nerdy people," "there are quite a few outgoing and social people," and "Greek life at Kettering is about 45 percent." While, "students may drink for fun," and "fraternities throw the occasional party on the weekend," "It's not a big party school," partially because "all fraternities and sororities are required to be dry, as the entire campus is." Regardless, "There's always a meeting, mixer, or activity to take part in for fun," and "Students love spending time together, whether it be relaxing, studying, or going to local events."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,741
Out of State
18%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
29

Demographics

3.30%
Asian
4.23%
African-American
3.23%
Hispanic
80.72%
Caucasian
5.41%
Unknown
7.71%
International

18% female
82% male
18% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

Kettering University is located in Flint, MI, roughly 60 miles north of Detroit and a short drive from Lake Huron. Flint has approximately 100,000 residents. The Flint Cultural Center -located just one-and-a-half miles from campus houses the Sloan Museum, Whiting Auditorium, Longway Planetarium, the Flint Institute of Music, and the Flint Institute of Arts. The nearby DTE Energy Music Center is one of the nation's top-ranked amphitheater venues and hosts more than 70 events each summer. While a sizable city, Flint also has 11,000 acres of woods, water and trails to offer all part of Michigan's largest country park system. Students can enjoy golfing, hiking, kayaking, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling, and more. All freshmen live on campus while 34% percent of students live on campus the remainder of their college experience.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The unique structure of Kettering's program allows students to fulfill the academic requirements of 160 credit hours throughout a four and a half year period. This is completed over nine academic semesters and up to 11 co-op work semesters. Students also complete a culminating undergraduate experience during their senior year for credit toward the 160 required hours. These capstone experiences come in the form of a thesis project on behalf of their co-op employer, a research thesis project, a professional practice thesis project or an entrepreneurship thesis project. The academic year consists of two 11-week academic terms on-campus in Flint and two 12-week co-op terms working for the corporate employer; students alternate their time between Flint and the employer's site.

Off-Campus Opportunities

More than half of a Kettering student's time is spent off campus, fulfilling professional co-op and experiential work requirements at a corporation that relates to their degree or interests. On average, students spend 11 academic semesters working for their employer and nine academic semesters in the classroom. Students work at one of Kettering's more than 500 employer partners located throughout North America and the globe. On average, students earn between $40,000 and $65,000 over their entire college career.

Student Organizations & Activities

The unique structure of Kettering's program allows students to fulfill the academic requirements of 160 credit hours throughout a four and a half year period. This is completed over nine academic semesters and up to 11 co-op work semesters. Students also complete a culminating undergraduate experience during their senior year for credit toward the 160 required hours. These capstone experiences come in the form of a thesis project on behalf of their co-op employer, a research thesis project, a professional practice thesis project or an entrepreneurship thesis project. The academic year consists of two 11-week academic terms on-campus in Flint and two 12-week co-op terms working for the corporate employer; students alternate their time between Flint and the employer's site.

Students Say

Kettering University offers a, "very friendly environment," where, "it's really easy to be known and to make a difference on campus." Students say, "Kettering is very good at supporting its students and leading them toward a successful future," and they rave about "fantastic tutoring programs," "effective student government," and the "engagement of the entire community in clubs, groups, and philanthropic activities." A junior says, "One of the greatest strengths for our school is our Greek life. At Kettering, Greek life rules the school," and another student adds, "Intramural sports are a big part of campus life along with all of the clubs we have on campus as well." That being said, many feel, "It would be nice to have more of a sense of school spirit on campus," and they say, "The university could improve on activities to engage interaction among students." Students say they desire better, "communication between students and administration." There are complaints about location, with students saying, "The surrounding area isn't the best."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
35%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
61
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
70

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
42
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
1

41% join a fraternity
35% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Groups sponsored by the Wellness Center

Minority Support Groups

Sustainability

Green Rating
61

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
120

Average Number of PC's per Lab
12

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell via Micro Wise, Inc; Microsoft; Apple; Zones; CDW-G

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sheila Adams Cowes
Director of Customer Service & Programs

Address
1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504-6214

Phone
810-762-9532

Email
sadams@kettering.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
CS Mott Engineering and Science Center
Connie and Jim John Recreation Center
Frances Wilson Thompson Residence Hall
Chemistry and Physics Laboratories
Engineering Laboratories
Kettering University provides an exceptional education that is based on experiential learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and an expanding set of relevant degree programs. Our students take their classroom learning to a variety of work settings and bring their working knowledge to the classroom. Prospective students are encouraged to visit campus to learn more about our academic programs, and to meet our faculty, students and staff.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Flint Cultural Center
Flint Farmer's Market
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Frankenmuth Bavarian Village
Birch Run Mall - Premium Outlets
Flint Cultural Center includes Sloan Museum, Buick Gallery & Research Center, Longway Planetarium, The Whiting, Flint Youth Theatre, Flint Institute of Arts, and Flint Institute of Music.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:00 - 5:00
810-762-9532

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M - F, 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:30 pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Contact our office

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@kettering.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis and shuttle buses provide easy access to Flint Bishop Airport which is 10 minutes from campus. The city of Flint is served by trains and buses as well. The campus is 80 miles from Detroit Metro Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Approaching Flint from North or South Exit I-75/US-23 onto I-69 East and follow directions from the East. Highway I-69 East Exit I-69 onto Hammerberg Road (exit 135). Turn Left (North) onto Hammerberg Road. Merge into the right lane. Go straight through the first traffic light, and then merge right onto Miller Road. Continue straight (North) at first light which will turn into Fox Street. Continue straight (North) at second light which will turn into Chevrolet Avenue. Turn left (West) into Kettering University’s Campus Center driveway. This is the last driveway on the left before the University Avenue traffic light. Highway I-69 West Exit I-69 onto Hammerberg Road (exit 135). Turn Right (North) onto Hammerberg Road staying in the right lane. Just before the next traffic light merge right onto Miller Road. Continue straight (North) at first light which will turn into Fox Street. Continue straight (North) at second light which will turn into Chevrolet Avenue. Turn left (West) into Kettering University’s Campus Center driveway. This is the last driveway on the left before the University Avenue traffic light.

Local Accommodations
Most major hotel chains have properties in or near Flint. For those flying to Flint the Holiday Inn Gateway, Courtyard by Marriott, Wingate and others sometimes provide complimentary shuttle service to campus. Links to area accomodations can be accessed through the admissions web site.
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Key Stats

1,587
Applicants
1,741
Size
72%
Acceptance Rate
1210
SAT Scores

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