Kettering University

Kettering University

Flint, MI
student ratio
total students
$36,980 | $36,980
in-state | out-of-state tuition
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Kettering University Overview

"Where do you want to go? What do you want to be?" No university helps students answer those questions better than Kettering University. Kettering is a highly-acclaimed, private university located in Flint, Michigan, that combines innovative, hands-on programs in engineering, math, science, and business with a ground-breaking professional cooperative education and experiential learning program.

Students are connected with amazing, hands-on learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom through our innovative co-op program, undergraduate research projects, entrepreneurship and service learning opportunities, incredible design competitions, and more.

Those who know Kettering students agree -- tomorrow's business and industry leaders are at Kettering today. Kettering University students learn more, simply because they do more, and as a result are positioned to live truly extraordinary lives.

Think differently, learn differently

Kettering leads the way in professional cooperative and experiential education. Kettering students alternate between study terms and work terms. During study terms students learn amazing material in small, intense classes taught by professors, not teaching assistants. During co-op work terms, they gain professional experience at a corporation that connects to their studies and interests.

Kettering gets students working sooner than any other school. So they find out early about what they like to do -- and what they never want to do again. Kettering's students have done everything from testing ballistic systems to designing biomedical tools. All of our employer partners -- more than 500 companies including UPS, Ford, Argonne National Laboratory, Bosch and Boeing -- are defining innovation in industry.

Students graduate with up to 2.5 years of real world experience. All of this experience pays off -- research shows that students who participate in co-op programs are more mature, better problem solvers, and are more technically knowledgeable. Employers know that Kettering students are the cream of the crop. In fact, 98% of its students are employed within their fields or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.

Kettering University Undergraduate Degrees and Courses of Studies

A Kettering University education is all about personalization -- there's no one-size-fits-all mentality. Kettering offers undergraduate 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, and mechanical engineering.

Kettering also offers students more than 50 minors, specialties, concentrations, and courses of study in high-demand fields such as computer gaming, data security, fuel cell and hybrid technology, healthcare systems engineering, pre-med, pre-law, and more. Students can customize their education to best fit their talents and interests, and learn in world-class laboratories such as the Crash Safety Center, the Fuel Cell Research Lab, or the Life Sciences Labs.

With an average student to faculty member ratio of 13:1, students will benefit from one-on-one attention. Add in Kettering's unique experiential learning programs, opportunities to study abroad, and a unique focus on entrepreneurship and innovation across the curriculum, and it becomes clear that Kettering offers students an unprecedented opportunity to create an education experience as unique as they are.

Location & Contact

1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504

Mr.Kip Darcy

Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Enrollment

Phone: 810-762-9511
Fax: 810-762-9837

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioinformatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


71% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,587
    • Accepted1,137
    • Acceptance Rate71%
    • Enrolled1,741
    • Female Applicants380
    • Females Accepted260
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants1,207
    • Males Accepted877
    • Male Acceptance Rate72%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.65
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 582 520 650
    • SAT Math 622 590 660
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 25 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$36,980
    • Out-of-state tuition *$36,980
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$7,240
    • Room only *$4,420
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredYes
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,741
    • Male Student Percentage82%
    • Female Student Percentage18%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.99%
    • Black or African American3.91%
    • White or Caucasian74.55%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.23%
    • Asian3.04%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races2.53%
    • Unknown5.51%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout7.12% representing 18 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students18% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 34%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations student government, Dance Club, Firebirds, Outdoors Club, International Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other security card access to all campus buildings 24/7 except the campus center main entrance which is secure 11pm-7am


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty134
    • Full-time Percentage89%
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Female Percentage28%
    • Male Percentage72%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 1,652 students to 124 faculty