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Kettering University is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,745, its setting is city, and the campus size is 85 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Kettering University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 14. Its tuition and fees are $29,988 (2011-12).
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Kettering University provides an exceptional education that is based on cooperative education and experiential learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and an expanding set of relevant degree programs. We call it the Kettering Advantage.
The Kettering Advantage - what is it?
There is simply no substitute for experience. Kettering gets you connected to learning experiences outside the classroom as early as your first year. We connect you with amazing experiences through our traditional co-op program, undergraduate research projects, entrepreneurship and innovation experiences, community service and challenging design competitions.
Our students take their classroom learning to a variety of work settings (including an extensive cooperative education program)and bring their working knowledge to the classroom. They are prepared to move into the "real world" with practical experience and first-hand knowledge of how business, industry, service organizations, research and development actually work. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching excellence in a learner-centered environment and infuses concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship across the entire curriculum. We have small classes led by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members and first-class labs that provide "hands-on" education right from the first semester. More than 98% of Kettering students receive some sort of financial aid and/or earn a generous merit scholarship. In addition, many students are paid for the work they perform during co-op and experiential learning terms and earn on average $40,000 to $65,000 over the course of the program.
Kettering university has the professors, labs, and experiences that bring knowledge and practice together better than any place else. Any university can take you places; Kettering University will take you farther.
|School type||private, coed college|
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 62.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||62.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Kettering University is 13:1, and the school has 58.1 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 89.5 percent.
Kettering University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,745, with a gender distribution of 81.3 percent male students and 18.7 percent female students. At this school, 34.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$29,988 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,560 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data