Kettering University

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1700 University Avenue

Flint, MI 48504

Phone: (810) 762-9500
2012-2013 Tuition
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#24 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Kettering University is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,724, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 85 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Kettering University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 24. Its tuition and fees are $33,946 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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Everyone knows that the best way to learn is by doing. Kettering University is built on a tradition of hands-on cooperative and experiential learning, and offers one of the most innovative learning styles in the country. This learning environment is bolstered by some of the most state-of-the-art laboratories of any university in the country, allowing students the chance to experience hands-on learning from the moment they step onto campus. Kettering's talented faculty pride themselves on challenging students to be creative thinkers and problem solvers, and have worked in a variety of industries - giving unique real-world guidance to students in their coursework.

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Kettering offers 15 in-demand undergraduate and 12 graduate degrees, including an MBA. Most classes have fewer than 20 students and are taught by Ph.D.-level professors. This combination of small classes and highly qualified faculty members guarantees a personalized learning experience.

Our programs provide hands-on experiences in both the classroom and the workplace, with students alternating between study terms and full-time work terms; where they are paid professionals at organizations related to their major. Kettering is the only cooperative and experiential learning program of its kind where students begin working as early as the freshman year, allowing the unprecedented opportunity to graduate as productive, creative professionals with up to 2 years of experience and potential co-op earnings of up to $65,000.

And since college is about more than just academics, Kettering offers rich student life opportunities. Our campus is currently home to more than 50 student clubs and organizations in areas as varied as Anime, hockey, green engineering, SAE, Pre-Med Club and more. Currently, nearly two-thirds of Kettering's students are members of one of our 13 fraternities or five sororities. Kettering is also home to a large, state-of-the-art recreation center and offers numerous volunteer and civic engagement opportunities.

Achieve more
Kettering University students are uniquely prepared to become innovators in the workforce immediately upon graduation through our combination of scholastic excellence and experiential learning. Kettering graduates are routinely among the highest earning college graduates shortly after leaving school, a testament to the demand for highly skilled employees who are trained to hit the ground running.

Kettering's alumni, who are leading thinkers and innovators in many global industries, maintain close contact with the University after graduation - frequently returning to campus and interacting with students to share their professional expertise. This accessibility gives current Kettering students a fantastic resource that is unprecedented in comparison to many other universities.

The Kettering Advantage
Kettering University's cooperative and experiential learning program provides students with the unparalleled ability to forge a link between the classroom and the real-world. Our engineering, math, business and science curriculum focuses on the needs of the individual student, ensuring that they graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to be globally competitive.

At Kettering, students learn more, simply because they do more - and as a result are positioned to live truly extraordinary lives. That's the Kettering Advantage.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1919
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $63,760,379


When applying to Kettering University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Kettering University is $35. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

Kettering University has 56.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Kettering University include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Mathematics and Statistics; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 89 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate 10%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Engineering 91%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3%
Mathematics and Statistics 2%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1%

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Student Life

Kettering University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,724, with a gender distribution of 82 percent male students and 18 percent female students. At this school, 58 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 42 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 2,048
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Kettering University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Kettering University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Kettering University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Kettering University.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $33,946 (2012-13)
Room and board $6,660 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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