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Kettering University Reviews

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  • 09/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 14 people found this review useful. 1 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Active students who like to keep busy and can balance a heavy work load with all the other great opportunities the campus has to offer

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't plan on finding a girlfriend here. The guy to girl ratio is like 10 to 1 and lets just say the girls who are here... well they are studying to be engineers

    Bang for the buck

    It is quite pricey and it isn't easy to find a co-op right now...

    Am enjoying being here

    It is definitely a blast! There are so many clubs and activities to do, I haven't been bored yet

    Am learning a lot

    I haven't had a professor I couldn't understand, and classes are small enough that I can ask the professor any questions I have, and they all know me by name.

  • 06/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small a campus, small class sizes, and are sure that engineering is for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    With school semesters being only 11 weeks (to accommodate the co-op rotations) Kettering is definitely a challenge academically, so be prepared for that. Also be involved in as much in you can in high school; that will help you a lot when you start interviewing for your co-op job.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering may look pricey, but lots of scholarships are offered and they're easy to get. Combine that with your co-op earnings and you can't go wrong. In addition, you'll be graduating with two years of work experience, which puts you ahead of other graduates who didn't do co-op.

    Am enjoying being here

    Attending an engineering school is great because all of my friends are taking similar, if not the same, classes as me. This allows for a great academic support system and as a result I have made life long friends. I also love being on a small campus where there is small class sizes and all the buildings are within easy walking distance. Above all else, what I love about Kettering the most is it's cooperative education program. I have learned so much and had so many amazing opportunities through my co-op job, I would never go anywhere else. Kettering helped me secure my co-op position before I even graduated from high school!

    Am learning a lot

    Kettering challenges you to be the best that you can be and has a curriculum specifically focused on engineering. You dive right into your engineering classes your freshman year!

  • 07/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 3 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want real-world experience through a co-op job while learning material so that they can apply theory to real life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn. Kettering student body is broken into two sections so that half can be in school and the other half can work at their co-op job. These sections switch every three months. Thus, each class is condensed from the typical full-year school year to just those three months.

  • 01/24/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you can work hard and enjoy a fast and efficient course study this is a great place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a tough and fast school term, but there even with all the work you have to do there is still time on weekends to meet new friends and to try out all the fun and exciting club activities.

    Bang for the buck

    A little pricey, but its offset a little by the co-op opportunity and the large amount of in-term student jobs.

    Did enjoy being here

    The teachers were always available and very helpful. A very interesting mix of students which always makes each day a new experience.

    Did learn a lot

    The pace of learning is a little fast but if you're able to keep up you will learn more in a week than you did in a month of high school.

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If people tend to call you a nerd or a geek, you will probably fit in just fine here. If you like hands-on learning, you will love it here. If you like to build stuff, blow stuff up, or just like math and science, you'll do great here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to save money, you may be better off taking your General Education and basic math and science courses at a community college and transferring the credits. If you do this, make sure beforehand that the courses you take will transfer. They have a course equivalency system on their website that will tell you what will transfer.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering is pretty expensive, but they do give decently sized scholarships to most people.

    Am enjoying being here

    Even in your freshman term you get fun labs with things like casting, welding, machining, and playing with the crash-test sled. There are all kinds of extracurricular activities you can be involved in. I have been told that if you know where to go you can get free pizza every day of the week. In Physics Club we used a vacuum canon to shoot ping pong balls through pizza boxes.

    Am learning a lot

    This is a great school if you are ready to work hard and learn a lot. Most of the teachers I have had had are great, and the ones who were not were in easy classes where you could learn all the material just from reading the book anyway. Classroom size tends to be small, especially in labs, so instructors have more time for you if you need it. Learning tends to be hands-on, which is beneficial to the way most students learn best.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, on time, everytime. Do your homework, even if it's not required. Don't slack! Don't pull all-nighters before a test.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering is pretty expensive, but it's totally worth it! The co-op program helps offset the cost and help you prepare for your future! I was able to land a co-op job with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. Even though I may have some student loans, Kettering helped me get my foot in the door at an amazing Government Agency!

    Am enjoying being here

    Although Kettering's courses are difficult, I enjoy being here because I know it's right. This place thinks like I think. Kettering brings excitement to learning!

    Am learning a lot

    Kettering University is an extremely challenging University that is completely based on the co-op program. Kettering is a great school to be challenged in a unique way to provide the best learning environment possible.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do a very good job of implementing security, especially since it's in Flint, MI, which is not the safest of places. But you'll never have to step outside. The tunnels allow you to stay dry in the rain, and safe at night and day.

    Greek Life

    It's HUGE here!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working and dedicated. You have to be sure your chosen field is for you. Not for the average student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the Bulldog statue. It's always something different every few hours!

    Bang for the buck

    Yeah, it's expensive, but the scholarships are extremely generous and easy to get for good students. Plus, Co-op pays big, so you won't be in too much debt by the time you graduate. There's also a 100% employment rate, so you don't have to worry about this economy impeding your ability to get a job.

    What to do for fun

    There are about a billion different clubs and activities. You won't be bored. Greek life is a big thing there too!

    Food and Dining

    College food isn't terrible. It's not a five star restaurant, but it isn't bad. There are options, so there's bound to be something you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    Major plus: No room mates! Plus there's a mini fridge/ freezer and a microwave in every room. Major drawback: if you're a girl, sorry. There are only 17% like you in this population.

    Academic Rigor

    They pack a whole semester of schooling into only 11 weeks. It's fast paced and rigorous but definitely worth it if you're up to the challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you're getting into. Co-op here is not optional, it's required. Also, it's year-round. There will not be the normal summer breaks. You have to be dedicated and know without a doubt that engineering or business is what you want to do with your life.

    In three sentences

    This is the best place you could go if you plan to major in engineering. Kettering mixes schooling with working at a real life job so you will be more experienced than the average student at other universities. It's hard work, but it definitely pays off.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone with the drive to succeed. It's definitely a school that rewards you for dedicating yourself to getting things done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for class. Don't procrastinate. Get involved and get to know people around campus. Sometimes the greatest help you can get is sitting in a room down the hall.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a pretty pricey college, but well worth it. Co-op is a big help with keeping the cost down (once you find a co-op job) and there are plenty of scholarships available, especially if you're a good student.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are plenty of activities/clubs/whatever to be involved with, or if you prefer not to do so, you can keep to yourself and speed through college no problem.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are extremely helpful and easy to understand. If you put the effort forth and show that you want to learn something, you'll have no problem doing just that.

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kettering is primarily an engineering college, so it's good for engineers of course! Also great for physic/math majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come here, you need to be willing to work. The classes are challenging and you'll have to apply yourself to do well, but you can have fun at the same time once you learn basic time-management skills.

    Bang for the buck

    No denying it. Kettering is expensive. But keep your grades up and you're bound to get either a need based or merit based scholarship.

    Am enjoying being here

    Contrary to the belief that this is a geek school, I've made lots of friends! I'm a girl, and I'm not a Star Wars/WoW fanatic, and you don't need to be some crazy gamer/nerd to fit in at this school. On top of that, there are lots of activities to get involved in and it's a friendly atmosphere where everyone is willing to help you.

    Am learning a lot

    This school is definitely challenging. You'll be learning something new every day!

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety could be a bit better but considering that we're in Flint...it's pretty good for what it is. The new president of Kettering has recently implemented some new safety policies (including deputizing aka getting training for some of our safety officers)

    Greek Life

    There are multiple sororities and fraternities on both sections as well as honor societies. The greek life is very active on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs on campus and there is almost always something going on. Fencing, paintball, gaming, frisbee, soccer, outdoors, grill, dance, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Geek, nerds, challenge-seekers, outgoing, travelers

    Bang for the buck

    The education and life experiences you gain from this school are invaluable. College is expensive in general but Kettering seems to be less bank-breaking than other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are fun on-campus activities. Spring-Fall has numerous events held by Flint to encourage community and college interactions (the CRIM, farmer's market, etc).

    Food and Dining

    The food was decent when I came to Kettering 4 years ago. Since then, the school has gone to great lengths to improve the quality of food offered by Ernie's (cafeteria), sunset room, and cafes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't bad. They could be cleaner, quieter, better internet, temperature control, etc. However, for what they are compared to other places I've seen, the dorms at Kettering are above decent.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and 12-week rotations are rigorous. Be prepared to study your butt off and work hard. You may come in with a 4.0 from high school and think you're prepared but think again. After Kettering, everything else will seem easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hardest to attain a co-op prior to attending. Furthermore, try to find a co-op that suits your interests and will last your terms at Kettering. Do not settle when you attend this school. While at Kettering, fight for your interests (clubs, projects, etc.) and achieve your dreams by pushing yourself.

    In three sentences

    Co-op is extremely helpful in paying tuition and the co-op managers are good enough. The majority of professors are extremely good and quite knowledgeable in their fields. The changes happening at Kettering are a benefit to the students and I would recommend this school to students

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24/7 security and plenty of officers around to make sure that everyone is in a safe environment

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an endless amount of clubs you can join and it doesn't matter what your major is. If you are interested then you can join. My favorites are the paintball club and the gamers club.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is a dream come true for the engineering student. The opportunities here are endless and you will definitely leave this school with the sense that you truly learned during your 5 year experience. The cooperative learning process is also brilliant. Working while going to school? At top companies around the United States? Kettering can set those kinds of opportunities up for you from the time you step foot on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth it. With all the education you can receive and all of the knowledge that you can obtain, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else but Kettering.

    What to do for fun

    It all depends on what you like to do. Around campus there are lots of events that take place so there is always something available for each individual.

    Food and Dining

    Besides the cafe, there are plenty of events around the campus that provide good food also. There is generally no need to go out for food because all of the food you need is right there on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but from what I hear, the dorms are pretty nice. The rooms are clean and you have enough space to do what you need to do in order to be comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum here accommodates your specific engineering degree. So you don't have to take all of those unnecessary courses like at other universities. Every course challenges your mind to think and create solutions for problem solving. The fact that the teachers are so knowledgeable and can push your mind to the limit, makes it even more enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your resources abundantly. Never be afraid to ask questions or say you need help. People are always willing to help you and make sure that you achieve your goals. Kettering is like a close knit community so there is always someone there with an answer for your questions.

    In three sentences

    If you are pursuing an engineering degree, this school is the best choice. The staff is excellent and they are always available to help you succeed. I encourage prospective students to look into applying to Kettering.

  • 01/24/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, devoted and Driven

    Am learning a lot

    You will definately learn

  • 04/04/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, keep your grades up, look for scholarships, decide what you are going to major in and plan to stick with it.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering University may seem to have a high sticker price, but there is plenty of opportunity to make money and earn money that will help you pay for your schooling. They have their merit scholarships that help a great deal as well as their co-op programs in which you can earn enough money to pay for a quarter of your tuition. There are also grants and other financial aid offers that are easy to find and apply for.

    Will enjoy being here

    I'm from California and I visited Kettering in March when it was snowing and it was just beautiful. It ay have been cold, but the school is built for it. They have an underground tunnel-way where students can walk from building to building, underground, without getting wet or cold. The dorms are also small, but private, with one person to a room and they can be customized in almost any way that you want. You can also personalize the wall outside your room if you would like as long as you get permission from the school.

    Will learn a lot

    Scholarship not only has great programs, but they also have one of the largest co-op opportunities where you work, hands-on, with a company in your field of study. You get paid a nice amount that will help cover tuition and books and room and much more.

  • 05/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People that have to know WHY things work. Hard workers that know how to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    You just have to visit in order to get a better feel for this school. It's not as scary as you may think.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is a little high, but it all evens out with the work term pay check.

    Am enjoying being here

    The professors make class fun, the people are so kind, and the friendships are genuine.

    Am learning a lot

    At Kettering, you learn not only in the classroom, but in the field of your degree as well.

  • 07/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety has really been revamped over the past few years, but if there were ever a real emergency they wouldn't be able to help since they can't carry guns. - The police force is flint is nearly nonexistent, even their own station has been vandalized. Theres a saying in flint where if the police don't show after 30 minutes, they'll be there in 3 hours, and if they don't show up by then, then they aren't coming. Even with that though, I have walked around flint during the day and night and sometimes by myself and although there are sketchy people, most of them won't hurt you. I've only felt concerned a few times. The further from the school you are, your risk exponentially increases. Kettering is also buying up most of flint in preparation for a huge expansion so many run down areas are being leveled and returned to nature.

    Greek Life

    About 17 fraternities and two sororities (actually three, but only two are active each term). There is always a party and there is always some type of event going on. Each one has it's perks and pitfalls.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many fun actives. Too many to even list. It's ridiculous.

    Great for these types of students

    Ones who are willing to take a risk on a new form of education that actually teaches you job skills and for people that don't care what others think of them. - People will NOT know what you are doing - and you will have to explain it to your family and friends over and over again.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The entire campus is unusual. But here are a few things: Each building has its own name so: AB = academic building CC = campus center Ernies - the sunrise cafe The bulldog is also painted almost daily by different organizations, mainly greek houses to advertise different events. Women are treated very well because they are so rare.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering is a phenomenal deal, but they charge us more than 30% the average undergraduate cost to attend a normal university, to only be in school for 6 months of the year. They do that to both sections, and still hike tuition 1k per year for each incoming class (that rate is locked in though).

    What to do for fun

    Party, party, party. And the school clubs are so much fun. They're mainly school sponsored so we go out of state for trips and do all sorts of fun things for free. There is never an hour of the day or weekend you're not busy if you don't want to be.

    Food and Dining

    You'l learn to hate Sodexo. But off campus dining options are unique especially downtown or banana boat (your new favorite ice cream shop).

    Dorm Life

    The bish who runs the dorms is the biggest cont you'll meet in your life, but you can get away with quite a bit as long as you're friends with your RA. Move out ASAP after your first year to a greek house, the apartments, or an off campus rental.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't come here if you're dumb. Try day drinking while in high school during a test. If you fail you won't make it here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take every AP class under the sun and then take the tests for ones you haven't even taken the class for. The credits are free versus 5K here. Have a car. The inconvenience of not having one is worth the cost.

    In three sentences

    You get to know everyone which is really nice since you don't have to awkwardly walk around campus. The co-op experience is top notch and is better than going to an ivy league. Amazing parties. The travel opportunities are amazing. The people are normal since all the dumb/ poor/ ratchets go to state schools. Decent amount of financial aid.

  • 10/20/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Its worth it because your LEARNING

    Will enjoy being here

    One student said its ALOT of boys but I wouldnt want to be with those little bit of friends of girls

    Will learn a lot

    Seems like this school is all business but you will be helped in the long run

  • 09/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student that is motivated with getting a hands on work expirience and that is also technically motivated

    Tips for prospective students

    I say that it is a must that you go greek! Mostly all of the campus is greek and many of you would be afraid of the hazing stories you here about fraternitys but being such a small school none of that goes on here.

    Bang for the buck

    Campus is nice for being in flint but needs a major renovation. The area surrounding the school is a bad area but if you dont travel on the streets at night alone you will be fine. School cafeteria food is also horrible

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus itself isnt that great but always switching back and forth between school and work is awsome! You may not have the normal college life but there is still plenty to do off campus and having a paid coop always gives you plenty of money to do what you need with it.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning real engineering expirience. Your expirience comes from the coops that hire you. I am working at a interior manufacturing design company that makes dashboards for cars and have worked hands on with many future upcoming cars and I am now only a softmoore 1!

  • 10/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Robotics

  • 12/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in an engineering, math, science, or business degree while gaining practical work experience through co-op.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes take a lot of effort. We pack a 16 week course into 11 weeks, and if you stumble, it's hard to catch up. But most professors are quite understanding. Any time you have problems, be sure to let them know and more often than not, they'll work with you.

    Bang for the buck

    While Kettering is expensive, they're very generous of their need and merit based aid. And when you budget your earnings from your co-op properly, there shouldn't be too much of an issue. As of 2012, there are now more jobs than students again.

    Am enjoying being here

    I definitely made the right choice in coming here. There's tons of clubs to get involved in and the school is filled with great people. I co-op in Atlanta in the spring and fall, so I get to enjoy great weather for most of the year. This place thinks like I think.

    Am learning a lot

    You learn a ton here. The classes are small and you're working one on one with professors in all of your classes. There are no TA's or grad students teaching classes. Even the basic gen ed classes hold less that 40-50 people.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are one or two issues every term with someone getting mugged or something getting stolen. The school is in Flint, so there are bound to be problems. The school has several Flint Police officers patrolling the area around Kettering at all times.

    Greek Life

    Large greek life, roughly 30-40% of the student body is greek. 10 Fraternities and 3 Soroites,

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many clubs to list. It is also very easy to start a new one.

    Great for these types of students

    Aspiring Engineers. Those who want one on one interaction with a real professor (no TA's).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the bulldog, it gets a fresh coat of paint almost daily, and during rush and pledging, it gets painted hourly.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering is kind of pricey (all private schools are), but the real world work experience from the co-op job really makes up for it. You will graduate with 2 years or more of actual on the job experience over that of people graduating from other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of clubs to join, a large greek community, a nice rec center to work out at. Downtown Flint always has things going on. Flint is near Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Detroit (all within an hour).

    Food and Dining

    I would give it 2.5 stars, nothing really special about the dorm food.

    Dorm Life

    There's only one dorm building with around 250 to 300 people living in it. Its very easy to be anti social, if you get involved though, there's plenty to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman level classes are pretty easy, but once you get into your major, the professors will push you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. There's a lot of clubs, greek life, student government, community service. For how small the school is, there's plenty to do outside of school to keep you busy. Find a club, or start one, get involved with greek life, do whatever you want, just get involved.

    In three sentences

    A small college offering big opportunites to its students. Tons of one on one interaction with professors. Overall a great engineering school.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    look up kettering campus safety on facebook.

    Greek Life

    70% student participation. everything is relaxed compaired to the traditional greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    no clubs. there are always activities going on at fraternities

    Great for these types of students

    students willing to work, and of exceptional intellect wit respect to innovation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's in Flint Michigan. Don't go outside alone after dusk, there is a reason the buildings are connected with underground tunnels.

    Bang for the buck

    although it is very expensive (to the tune of $36K a year) I learned more at kettering and had a better work experience than I did in a year at a public college. Also, I have been at Kettering for a year and have already been offered a job at a well know engineering firm when I graduate.

    What to do for fun

    Formula SAE

    Food and Dining

    you will learn quick what Earnies is all about.

    Dorm Life

    It is what it is.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not easy at Kettering. you cover 1/3 more material in 2/3rds the time of a traditional university.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly suggest it.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school for those willing to work year round and do what they really want with their degree in engineering. you get to work 6 months of the year while recieving a paycheck and go to school the other 6.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 44

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do in Flint, but the relationships between students are awesome. Tons of clubs and groups to be a part of.

    Food and Dining

    The food is what you would expect at a school cafeteria, bland.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great time while in the dorms, everyone gets their own room, which is awesome. But most people don't live in their dorms by the second term, as there is a strong greek presence on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The studies can become quite a handful, taking many terms with 20 credit hours and only 11 week semesters. However you go to school for only 22 weeks and work for 24 while in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be prepared for the real world and practically guaranteed a job upon graduation Kettering is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Prepares you for the real world with 2 years of on the job experience by the time you graduate. It keeps you extremely busy and moving every three months

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Flint is one of the most dangerous cities in the nation, however, Kettering is safe. There are always cops patrolling the campus and through the neighborhoods to ensure that students are safe.

    Greek Life

    40% of Kettering is Greek. People who join the Greek Life tend to be the most involved people in the school. They are also the most social and outgoing. Independents tend to be the geekier types. I do not have anything against people who watch anime and enjoy larping, but we have quite a few of those.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kettering has an enormous amount of clubs. All these clubs are made by students and run by students. There are mudboggers, firebirds, American Society of Engineers, Society of Woman Engineers, Student Alumni Council, Kettering Student Government, Panhellenic Council, Inter Fraternal Council. So many things that students can be a part of. There are also intramural sports and anyone can join in if they make a team. They're a ton of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Kettering is good for anyone who is naturally good at math and sciences. Anyone can go to this school and find some one that they can be friends with. There is such a variety of the types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a building called the Campus Center. Students all the front of the building, The Pool. And the field next to the pool is the beach. On the beach, we have a bulldog that everyone paints. Fraternities are usually the ones that paint it to advertise their rush events.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering is very expensive, but I have enjoyed my time here. People are great, although most are strange, but that's what makes Kettering different. Classes are not large which makes it easy to talk to professors. And professors really encourage interaction with them. They want to help as much as they can.

    What to do for fun

    It depends on the section you go. A-section school term starts in July and ends in September. B-section school term starts in October and goes till December. During the summer term for A-section, it's a blast. Everyone is outside grilling burgers and hot dogs. You can always find people playing beach volleyball or corn-hole. There are large fields where you can play soccer, football, softball, or ultimate frisbee. There is also a very nice recreational center with a pool, 2 full basketball courts, 2 full tennis courts, dance studio, all exercise machines, and running track.

    Food and Dining

    For my experience at Kettering, the food was not very good. Although currently the entire cafeteria is under construction to make it more for students. There is another room that has a cafe. This is also under construction and they are adding more things to sell including Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small, but you get your own room. There is a sliding door between two rooms. The person in the room connected to yours is your suitemate. They provide all the necessities such as beds, desk, bookshelf, closet, two dressers, and a trashcan. Since the school is small, it is easy to make friends very quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    Kettering is very challenging. The way the university works is that you have class for 10 weeks and 1 week for finals. What most people do at other universities for 16 weeks, Kettering students do in 10. It's fast paced and intense. Since Kettering is an engineering school, you get more in-depth of all your math and science courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get used to packing since you move every 3 months. Learn to study even if you didn't in high school. Kettering's classes that you may have taken in high school are much harder. Be good at making friends because you're going to need their help in your classes. It's good to have a group of friends to work with since each person has different skills.

    In three sentences

    Kettering University is a small, private college specific for engineering. It has one of the best co-op programs in the nation. It has a variety of students and provides a stable future for those who graduate.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security always on patrol keeping it safe. There are still a few incidents per year but they can be avoided if students choose to take care and act smart

    Greek Life

    About 50% of students are involved in greek life so it has a huge presence on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of free food and great free activities. If you want a club that doesn't exist yet, you can start it.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students. Business students. If you are nerdy, you will fit right in, no problem. Stronger personalities fit in but are not too dominant unlike other schools.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tunnel connects all of the major buildings on campus so during winter, you never have to go outside. Also the Beta Theta Pi fraternity lives in a hotel converted into a student center. I'm not aware of any unusual traditions as I've only been in for one term.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive. but the internships are paid and the co-op experience makes it worth the cost.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of clubs offer free food and a lot of fun free activities. Parties every weekend. Though the parties are full of dudes. haha.

    Food and Dining

    Again, didnt really have a food plan, being a transfer student, it was never required. I hear the food place kinda sucks tho. They are making changes though.

    Dorm Life

    I never had to live in the dorms, being a transfer student, so I cannot rate these accurately

    Academic Rigor

    11 week terms with 4 classes each makes for a very rigorous schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a way to socialize with women in other schools because there are hardly any here.

    In three sentences

    Kettering is a great school with a fantastic co-op program. The term schedule is a bit of an adjustment from semesters but is well worth it. There are barely any women here which makes life a bit rough.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you go off-campus you'd better be in a car and/or know where you're going - but while you're ON campus you're quite safe. There's a tunnel that goes under University Avenue if it's dark (or rainy, or slippery), and you can have Campus Safety escort you to your car if you'd like.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of it. I'm not in any of these organizations though so I can't comment too much on it - but you'll see them out barbecuing and such sometimes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's quite a variety of different clubs. Gaming club, biking club, there's a club that tries to design a racecar every year... anime club if you're into that... there's a volunteer band and choir... also, if you can't find a club that suits your interests you can get a list of signatures and the school will let you start your own (the clubs have to do this every year anyway).

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to work and who do well with a compressed schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of greek organizations. People painting the Bulldog. Every unit gets a budget for some activity, and to paint part of the hall if they can come up with a design. Also, many classes/professors have what are called cribs - it's beneficial to find these and use them as a study guide, when possible.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive. Be prepared - at one time it was half-expected that you'll nearly be able to pay tuition with the money you make from your co-op, nowadays that's increasingly uncommon. Apply for all the scholarship money you can.

    What to do for fun

    There's a cinema off of Corunna about three miles away. Also, be aware that Kettering holds a Global Issues Film Festival if you're into that sort of thing... seems like it's about 7th week. The Greek organizations will have various events as well, try to pay attention to what's going on.

    Food and Dining

    The only good things about the food are the convenience and the fact that you can talk at the table with your friends. There's a discount card for places in the surrounding area - get one. A few places worth looking up: Hong Da (chinese), Mancino's (pizza and grinders), Banana Boat (ice cream)

    Dorm Life

    The dorms themselves are in bad need of an upgrade. But at least they TRY to organize events and such for you to take part in.

    Academic Rigor

    It's pretty tough, especially since it's compressed into 10 week terms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start looking for a co-op right away. Be prepared to help somewhat with payment with your co-op wages. Also, classes are compressed into about 10 weeks, so be mentally prepared to hit the ground running.

    In three sentences

    Kettering University is a little expensive. In my opinion, the best part is the co-op term. The neighborhood isn't the greatest, but the guards keep you safe on and around campus.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 44

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    Campus Safety

    Kettering University does occasionally have problems with campus safety. This is mostly because of the university's location in Flint, Michigan. However, the campus safety department does frequently patrol the area, including the parking lots, and will even offer to drive you to or from campus to a location within a mile.

    Greek Life

    Kettering University has something on the order of 17 fraternities and sororities, all of which have a noticeable presence on campus. The fraternity and sorority houses are all fairly close to campus, and are always open to new members. They frequently have philanthropic and community support events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs at Kettering University. We have an Asian-American Association, a chemical engineering club, Outdoors club, Dance club, fencing club, choir, band, mixed martial arts club, grilling club, off-road club, an ultimate frisbee team, a hockey team, a physics club, and even a chess club.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerdy, science and math types are always welcome, as are students interested in cars and all things automotive. Students interested in computer science and engineering are always welcomed as well. The majority of the student body is composed of mechanical engineering majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have The Beach, which is a large courtyard on campus, on which is a statue of a bulldog which is painted every few days by student organizations and fraternities. We also have The Cribathon, which is a lecture hall where one used to be able to hang cheat-sheets or cribs, and the professor couldn't see them from where he stood.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering University is a fairly expensive school. This is because it is a small, privately funded university. However, the quality of education you get, and the work experience you gain through the cooperative education program is worth the cost.

    What to do for fun

    Kettering University has a diversity of clubs which meet regularly, including Dance Club, Fencing Club, Choir, Band, Outdoor Club, Physics Club, Chess Club, Off Road Club, and Aero Science Club. Kettering also has a Recreation Center on campus which features an indoor swimming pool, workout facility, tennis courts, running track, and yoga classes. There are also a few sports teams, such as ultimate frisbee and ice hockey.

    Food and Dining

    The dining facility was recently renovated and the quality of food was improved. The dining facility is close to the dorms. One can even use the tunnel to get there. The facility serves three meals per day in the Sunrise Room. One can purchase food items in the Sunset Room at any time.

    Dorm Life

    Kettering University has a single dormitory building. The rooms are singles and suites, which is somewhat desirable. There are many events aimed specifically at those who live in the dorms, often with free food. Tutors are often available for those who need extra help. One can rent movies from the front desk of the dorms. There is even a tunnel to the main academic building that allows one to go to class without going outdoors on bad weather days.

    Academic Rigor

    Kettering University is fairly rigorous academically, depending on your intended major. Studying will likely be necessary for high marks. School terms are shorter than those at a traditional school, and as such, the pace at which classes move is higher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should ensure they are well prepared for both academic rigor, and are able to keep a job, as a co-op job is a requirement for graduation.

    In three sentences

    Kettering University is ranked highly for its academic programs and the cooperative education program is second-to-none. The requirements of this school are fairly high, and success here will take a lot of work. Kettering University has a small campus, with a friendly, everybody-knows-everybody atmosphere and plenty of opportunities for Greek life and post-graduation employment.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With Kettering University being located in Flint, MI there is a negative impression about the local community. While there are parts of the surrounding area I wouldn't venture, the campus is safe and the Campus Security Department makes sure we are.

    Greek Life

    One of the cool things that the Greeks do is on move in day. When my parents and I pulled into the parking lot, several guys dressed in t-shirts with the same Greek symbols step up and make themselves available to help carry all of your belongings to your room. We made it up the 4th floor in one trip with the help of these guys. This went a long way to making you feel welcome and that students here are all part of the same team.

    Clubs and Activities

    Even though I have been here a few short weeks, I have already gotten involved in the Intramural outdoor soccer program, the Panhellenic volleyball league, Choir, Pre-Med Club, and the Outdoor Club---and I am just scratching the surface of what is available.

    Great for these types of students

    Students entering the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs should definitely consider this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I think I'm still too new to know of these yet.

    Bang for the buck

    The university looks expensive ($40,000) per year but they have adopted a fixed-tuition policy (won't go up from freshman year to graduation) and the co-op job every twelve weeks gives you built in opportunities to try and earn money towards tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There is a ton of things to do--intramural sports, choir, outdoor club, Pre-Med club, scuba, Greeks (frat/sorority), community service activities, movies at the local theater, ice cream and Banana Boat, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The common breakfast, lunch, and dinner times are convenient with class times and there is a wide variety of offerings.

    Dorm Life

    I have been so lucky to be a part of Unit #42. The people in this unit have voted to have an open door policy meaning, if you have the special brick (we all painted one) propping your door open, anyone can stop in at any time. If not, then your privacy will be honored. Unit #42 also goes out of its way to invite and include people in activities. We even all eat together in the dining hall even though we don't have to. It ends of being a lot of tables pulled together but the cohesiveness is great.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but the professors are willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Besides attending classes, do not hesitate to get involved right away. It helps you make connections to others more quickly and these connections can help you when you don't understand an assignment, want to save money on buying books (pool resources and share books) and find the balance between school and fun.

    In three sentences

    So far I have found Kettering University to be a very friendly university where students and staff go out of their way to help freshman make the transition to college life. The campus is easy to navigate and the Units within the dorm give you a smaller family type unit within a larger complex. The programs offered are first rate.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    28 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It isn't in the nicest neighborhood, but campus security is pretty good.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like small schools would love Kettering.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but because of their co-op program, you can pay your school off while at school, and also get your foot in the door for companies that you will want to eventually work for. Fantastic co-op program.

    What to do for fun

    They have various amounts of clubs and sports, not all competitive though.

    Food and Dining

    It is not horrible, but not the best food I have ever had. Sometimes the special dishes are great.

    Dorm Life

    I like how they have suitemates instead of roomates--that way, if you do not get along with your suitemate, you can just keep the door closed.

    Academic Rigor

    The school probably has tough classes. Everyone was studying, but I guess that is at any school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the LITE program! It is a 2 week engineering camp for high school juniors and it is an excellent way to see the campus and figure out what you want to do, all while making friends that will last a lifetime.

    In three sentences

    Kettering is an excellent engineering school known for their co-op program. The people are friendly and they work hard for their degrees. It seems as if it's a real hands on experience school.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good, just stay on campus and you won't have any issues.

    Greek Life

    Mostof the campus is Greek, there are only 2 or 3 sororities because there isn't that many females that attend this school.

    Clubs and Activities

    At metering there is a club for just about anything. If you can't find one you like or want to join, you can make a new one.

    Bang for the buck

    For the most part you get out what you put in to it. It may seem like a lot of money but in the end you well have the job experience that most college graduates won't have and may earn more because of it.

    Food and Dining

    The good isn't the greatest. But there are a lot of restaurants that's aren't too far away.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is usual very nice, you meet a lot of interesting people from all different kinds of backgrounds.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not easy, 16 Weeks of material in 10 or so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't just blow off your last year of high school, challenge yourself. Also gain time management skills, we cover the same amount of material as normal colleges in less time.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school if you tend to get sick of school after a while. Every three months you switch between school and work. You also get great hands-on-experience with work, which is pretty awesome.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our Campus Security is pretty good and is getting better (we do live in Flint). However, don't worry. They are vey helpful and do care about the student's safety.

    Greek Life

    Many people are Greek and there is a great variety of Greeks. Don't be afraid of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus and making your own is super simple and encouraged. At least 5 clubs have been created since I've been here.

    Great for these types of students

    Not gonna lie, nerds. Many people are nerds or at least nerd like (they just don't want to admit it). Also, a good place for girls who like nerds and car guys. We were previously known as General Motors Institute for a reason.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bulldog on campus gets spray painted all the time. One day, I say it change colors at least 5 times before 6 pm!

    Bang for the buck

    It is kind of expensive here compared to all colleges, but if you include the money you get from co-op and scholarships, it gets cheaper. Moreover, it is expensive because it is a private college, which are always more expensive than your state's college. If you go out of your state, the actual cost is about the same, not including the scholarships and co-op money that you can get at Kettering.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs on campus, like a Gamer's Club that holds a Magic the Gathering draft tournament and Anime Club that holds an Animefest, 36 hours of Anime straight.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright right now, but it will be getting even better. The cafeteria itself is really nice.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are kind of old, but it looks nice enough, it has air conditioning (which many dorms at bigger colleges do NOT have), and you have a room to yourself with a door between you and you suite-mate, though you still have community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it can be brutal here, you will learn the material and be able to see how important or useful it will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come here, be prepared to work hard and grow-up quickly.

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to test drive your major and helps you better understand what an actual engineer does since any regular curriculum does not tell you how work works. This place is a great place for jump starting your engineering career. However, the classes can be extremely tough here.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This university is located on one of the most dangerous towns in the United States. Kettering has just started stepping up the security for students. The security has vehicles and are now being deputized. I've still never felt threatened at this school though.

    Greek Life

    The Greek community is different during A-section. They have more respect for themselves and don't rush with alcohol at some fraternities. There is a good amount of people who go Greek. If you don't go Greek at Kettering it means your probably socially awkward.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for anyone or anything and if there is not then you can make your own club very easily. I suggest getting involved.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are good at talking to people or are looking forward to getting a real job and seeing things as what I like to call, big boy life. You grow up really fast at this school so if you can adapt and can make your own decisions this might be the school for you. Just be prepared for no females, accelerated classes, and working 40+ hours a week on work term. Most co-ops make between $12 and $16 an hour on their co-op job and more and more companies seem to be paying for stipends(housing money).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throughout the summer Kettering's bulldog gets painted for rush events at fraternities. This is kind of cool to see throughout the summer and when you're a freshmen you can get a ton of free stuff. There's always somewhere to go after class for good food or just to have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    School is pricey and demanding but will pay off in the long run. You get work experience and learn what you need to. Try to stay away from video games they can consume your life at a school like this.

    What to do for fun

    Get together with friends and go to the rec center to work out, play volley ball or possibly swim. Get on an intramural sports team. What I mostly did was hangout at Lambda Chi Alpha. They play volleyball all summer. Their house is right down the street at a safe convenient distance.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the cafe is not that great. You get used to it or learn to eat at a fraternity or sorority during rush events. The omelets in the morning are the best.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm experience was great, you get a room to yourself and just share a door with a room mate. The bathroom and showers are community and right down the hall way. The dorms are old but there is enough room for all your things.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard and not only are they hard but you only get 12 weeks where as tradition colleges or state schools give their students 16 weeks with breaks. It's demanding but the material is all the same so any school you go to for engineering will be difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to enter the business world. Don't be afraid of people or making new friends. This school is demanding. You become a full time employee for six months out of the year. Learn the most you can from the co-ops and become more marketable. Just do what you love. One more thing, don't go here for girls. There is way more girls than guys at this school so be prepared.

    In three sentences

    This is a small school, you know everyone. Hard, all the classes are accelerated by about 5 weeks. Great University, you get over two years of work experience while getting a degree.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is available to all students and staff 24/7. Campus safety also works with the local city police to ensure the safety of Ketteringâ??s students and staff.

    Greek Life

    There are four different Sororities and fourteen different Fraternities here at Kettering. Some being Alpha Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Chi Lambda Chi, Alpha Sigma Alpha and many more.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is just about a club for everything at Kettering. Some of the clubs are NSBE, The National Society for Black Engineers. SHPE, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Allies, Choir, Anime, Fencing. BUC, Black Unity Congress. Asian American Association, International Club, Pre-Med Club, KU Robotics, Religious Organizations, Paintball and many, many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Kettering is an Engineering school with a Pre-med Program. Kettering is the school for anyone looking to study Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Bio-Chemistry, and plenty more fields of study pertaining to engineering, science and math.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kettering school mascot is a bulldog and in front for Thompson Hall there is a statue of the Bulldog, and there is a tradition to spray paint the Bulldog. Iâ??ve seen everyone from clubs/organizations, different units in the dorms, Greek life and even faculty spray paint the Bulldog. . There are also two spots on campus, the Beach and the Pool, but donâ??t believe the names. The Beach is no more than a grassy, not sandy area in front of Thompson Hall and the Pool is a concrete area in front of the Campus Center. Legend has it that the area called the pool was suppose to be filled with water and actually become a pool but it never happened, and the name just stuck.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely worth coming to Kettering. With all of the activities and resources that are available for the students there is no way one can ever get bored and not know what to do. The co-op program also makes Kettering one of a kind and that alone would be enough to make a prospective student choose Kettering. Yes Kettering is on the expensive side but with all of the information you are learning and with all of the networking you will be doing just by attending this school and going to certain meetings or meeting the right people at your Co-op job is simply phenomenal and worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I love to go to the recreational center. There are a number of activities that are available for students to take part in. for example basketball, tennis, ping pong, racket ball, volleyball there is a track a swimming pool as well a jacuzzi two work out gyms as well as a room with hardwood floors and mirrors that can be used for anything from yoga to dancing. There is also an area on the first level of the Campus Center Building called BJâ??s lounge. The lounge has a number of couches and chairs, and big screen TV, billiards tables, as well as a foosball table. But what I enjoy the most are the times that you can get to know the people around you and bond over a movie or a book that you have in common.

    Food and Dining

    Iâ??ve heard horror stories about college food before I made it to high school so I came in with low expectations. But I was shocked when I realized that the food was not bad at all. No it is not your mother or grandmothers cooking but itâ??s also not what you expect college food to be like. At Kettering the dining hall is called Sunrise Café, but it is known to the students and the Alumni as Ernieâ??s. Ernieâ??s is open for breakfast lunch and dinner during the week days and brunch and dinner on the weekends. All dishes for every meal are served buffet style. There is always a soup of the day, an open salad bar as well as a deli counter where cold cut sandwiches are served. You can also count on there being pizza with an assortment of different toppings, the grill station that serves fries and burgers and all other grilling items and a pasta dish with different sauces bread and mixed vegetables. There is also a main dish that the head chef pre-pares every night. Sometime the days are themed so there might be a special ethnic dish or sometimes it will simply be the chefs choice, my favorite is when the chef decides to make breakfast for dinner. There is also a dessert bar that always has an assortment of cookies, cakes, pies and ice cream. Since Ernieâ??s does close at 7pm on week days and 6:30pm on weekends there is a Campus Center Store, which is open every day from 8am to 11pm, the Campus Center Store or CC for short has everything your local convenience store would have, college campus safe of course and it comes in handy when youâ??re in need of a study snack.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is just awesome. It is everything I expected it to be. Thompson Hall has four floors houses all of Kettering freshman as well has some upper classman. Each room is a single room that is connected to another room by a door, but that is not all, Thompson Hall had many different amenities that appealing to the residents that live there. Some including the two computer lounges located on the fourth and third floor. Each lab has 5-6 computers, a printer and a scanner. There is a lobby on the second from with two big flat screen couches, a fire place, TVâ??s and ping pong table as well as an endless supply of bored games, jigsaw puzzles and games systems. The first floor is where the tutoring lounge is and that room also has two computers. And lastly the basement is where the laundry facilities are held as well as student storage. Kettering allows out of state students to leave their stuff in storage when it is no longer academic term and they are not living on campus. Overall Thompson Hall is a great place to live!

    Academic Rigor

    Because Kettering does the Co-op program the academic calendar is broken down into four terms and two sections, A and B. Take me for example, I am on A section, this means that I go to school in the summer and winter and I work at my Co-op job in the fall and spring. Each term is only 12 weeks long so Kettering goes very fast when it comes to academics, because you have to learn everything in half the time that other students at other Universities learn them. However tutoring is available at every corner. There is a special department in the Academic Building dedicated to tutoring and there is ever a tutor lounge in Thompson Hall where the students live!

    Tips for prospective students

    Please do your research on Kettering before you make the decision to attend this university, because it is not a traditional college. If you do decide to attend Kettering make sure you know everything there is to know about the Co-op experience. It is truly a blessing to get the chance to work next to people that are actually doing what you are going to someday do while still an undergrad student. Before you do get a co-op job make sure you do your research all of the prospective companies that are interested in students in your field of study, because they may be your employer/s when you graduate. Lastly have fun and try new things, not everyone has the chance to attend University/College, so make this an experience you will not forget.

    In three sentences

    Kettering University is a truly a school that thinks like you think. The Co-op program sets Kettering apart from any other school I have ever heard of. Kettering is the school to attend if you would like the opportunity to gain knowledge in your future work field while still attending school!

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 44

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school is located in Flint, MI ,however, safety is not of too much concern. The overall campus is kept pretty safe and there are emergency poles located throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    The school is filled with greek organizations and a majority of the school is greek. The Greek life is one of the main reasons I stay at Kettering.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kettering has a wide range of clubs and activities for everyone to enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    Kettering is a good place for students who enjoy small class sizes, fast paced learning, work experience, and the STEM oriented mindset.

    What to do for fun

    The main source of fun on campus is the Greek Life

    Food and Dining

    The provided cafeteria has questionable food at best.

    Dorm Life

    Student has there own dorm room and a suite mate that has a room next to theirs with a wall and door dividing the two rooms. The internet speed is average. You get the bonus of having a roommate but the luxury of being able to have privacy when you want it. Cable television is also provided.

    Academic Rigor

    The school term is fast paced and keeps you on your toes. But only lasts 11 weeks then you get 11 week break

    Tips for prospective students

    Taking AP Calculus in high school really helps give you a leg up when coming into Kettering. It allows you come in with a solid foundation to build off of.

    In three sentences

    Great school program that allows students to work full time jobs for class credit. Fast paced school programs. Full of Greek Life.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is in Flint, MI. However, safety precautions are taken with student cards that need to be swiped outside of every door.

    Greek Life

    VERY big on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Driven, motivated, know what they want to do

    Bang for the buck

    KU is extremely expensive, as are most private universities, but you do get to keep all the money you make working in a coop. Be aware that because of the coop schedule students attend 5 years of college. Also check the AP credit given, as it is lower than most colleges (including Duke University!) They do give scholarships up to 1/2 of tuition, which is great.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life, Intramural sports, Clubs

    Food and Dining

    I did not eat there, so I cannot really give a good opinion. Einstein's Bagels did just open adjacent to campus!

    Dorm Life

    There is only one dorm on campus, but it seemed pretty nice. I really liked that everyone has single rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are only 3 months long, so cramming all that information can be intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out their scholarship calculator. If you have a decent ACT/GPA, you are guaranteed a scholarship!

    In three sentences

    KU is excellent for driven engineering and business students who want to start working in their field of interest immediately. Although it is small, it offers many options for students.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This looks exciting.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While the campus is located in a dangerous city, the college does a good job keeping students on and around campus safe. There are many campus safety security guards that rotate patrols throughout the day/night. The city of Flint police officers also have patrol routes through campus to help keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    There are a number of different fraternities and sororities students can join while attending school. These groups have houses that range from very close to campus (2 miles) to far away from campus (20 miles).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs you can join while attending the school. These range from book, chemistry, and dancing clubs to sports, paint ball, and fitness groups. The college has a few sports teams (Ultimate Frisbee and Ice Hockey), but most sports are intramural.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who like a fast learning pace, and for students who want to work a real job while also attending school to get an education in a certain field of study. The school is known for its many engineering programs, but also has good chemistry and physics programs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school is located in Flint, Michigan. The school was once known as the General Motor Institute. It has since changed it's name to Kettering University. This history explains why the school has many knowledgeable alumni that now hold jobs in engineering positions.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering is a tremendous school for prospective engineering majors. There are many laboratories and classrooms well equipped for teaching and learning in the college. The professors are very knowledgeable and work hard to make sure students learn to the best of their abilities. At Kettering, while attending school, you must also work at a Co-Op job or as an intern for 5 of 8 terms. You rotate between classes at Kettering University, and a Co-Op job somewhere in the country every 3 months. This allows the student to gain their required amount of credit hours to graduate in their major, while also giving students real life experience in the work force. Students are payed a real wage while working as a co-op employee. This converts into a large tuition to attend school at Kettering, but the co-op experience allows you to save a large amount of money while you work.

    What to do for fun

    While living on dorm, the hall plans many events throughout the year. They often have barbeque's and other club events around campus. There are intramural sports, fields and tracks, a gym and fitness center, as well as some fraternities and sororities near and away from Kettering. Students can also visit downtown Flint and explore many of the different shops and restaurants in the city.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafe located next to the dorms on campus at Kettering. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday to Friday, as well as brunch and dinner on weekends. The cafe has a large selection of food ranging from pastas, pizzas and grilled items, to salads, cooked meals, and desserts. Students are required to buy the meal plan for at least 1 academic term.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Kettering University are located in Flint, Michigan. While the city of Flint is very dangerous, the campus is a very safe environment! There are multiple campus security guards patrolling, as well as Flint police officers. The dorms have a number of events planned throughout the year to keep residents occupied. Students are required to live at least 1 academic year in the dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are rather difficult, but basic courses are easy. All terms at Kettering University are about 3 months in length. This is shorter than normal colleges. In addition to this, you are still earning the same number of credits as other colleges (per term), but in a shorter period of time. This makes maintaining excellent grades more difficult, but still possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    First, you should do some online research to see if this is a prospective school for you. Next, you should visit the campus and see if you would be comfortable living there (must live 1 year in campus dorms). Finally, talk to the offices at Kettering about financial obligations and scholarship opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Kettering University is a very good, expensive school for students interested in pursuing a degree in Engineering. They have other programs as well, including Chemistry and Physics Majors. The college focuses heavily on a Co-Op/Intern working education, which you do while attending classes at the school.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Not stereotypical Greek Life. Around 60% of campus is Greek so it is not unusual and definitely not a negative statistic.

    What to do for fun

    Spend time with friends and go to fraternities, sororities, or the mall or movies. It is a little bit more difficult in Flint, because, well, it's Flint. Just be careful.

    Food and Dining

    It started out very poor and after a lot of surveys and meetings, Kettering is changing their dining options, and there are a lot better qualities and different varieties of food on or around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Quiet hours are a pain, and dorms are not ideal when you aren't a freshman, but there is a tunnel from the dorms to most of the buildings, so you don't have to go outside in bad weather or in the dark. They are really close to the academic buildings which is nice, but they are a little bit outdated. Nothing that made it unbearable though.

    Academic Rigor

    The students who didn't have to study in high school are not considered a special case anymore. Most of the students attending Kettering were those kids. The classes are difficult, and you typically take 16-20 credits so you have to learn what study habits suit you best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay ahead of your work. If you don't, it will snowball and you won't be able to catch back up because you're always busy with the current topics as well. With 11 week semesters and full time enrollment beginning at 15 credits, it is a very fast paced school.

    In three sentences

    Despite the unlucky location of Flint, MI, Kettering does its best to make students feel comfortable. It is a very small campus community with a lot of events and clubs to take part in. The classes are hard but with the network you create it isn't that bad.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Most everything is free.

    What to do for fun

    Unfortunately being in Flint, there is virtually nothing to do. Don't come here looking for a college town, I also learned that the hard way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only come if you want a part of the automobile industry. Be prepared to do lots of homework. Get used to a year-round program of Co-Op jobs and School.

    In three sentences

    Kettering is a really good school for students interested in the Automotive Industry. Kettering has dedicated faculty and nice, well rounded students. Do not go here if you have no interest in the automotive industry, I learned this the hard way.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although the campus itself is fairly safe, Kettering does happen to be in Flint. While you shouldn't expect to have personal items stolen by students, you will hear horror stories of the town and near campus. ?As long as you're careful, you shouldn't run into too many dangerous situations.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big on campus, mostly because the campus is very small. Most people you meet are in a fraternity or will be in one. Because a majority of the people will go greek, they are very welcoming and defintely the highlight of the university.

    Clubs and Activities

    A good variety of clubs, especially for the small campus size.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who know what they want to do in life and want to get there as efficiently as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive, especially for the experience. Kettering is mostly funded by tution.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life makes up the majority of the fun events. If you can, it is not too dificult to organize official events (such as videogame tournaments, sports events, etc.) as long as you can people to paticipate. Often, you are better off hanging out with your friends then finding events for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are only really 4 places to get food at Kettering (1 being the school cafeteria and another being a small store inside the campus center building). The other 2 places: BJ's Lounge and Einstein Bros. have decent food (free with your student account). However, the meal exchange selection menu is limited for both venues. You'll often find yourself eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch everyday. Occassionally there will be greek cookouts and other events, which are the only deviation from the school food.

    Dorm Life

    The design of the dorm rooms allow you to have privacy when you want it. but the experience of having a suitemate. There aren't very many places to hangout inside the dorm, except for the lobby, which has two tv's, often competing for which one can be the loudest. There is an occassional event but you'll often find yourself wanting to go somewhere else to have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    A minimum of 16 credits is required as a Freshman, as oppossed to the normal 12 credit minimum at other schools. In addition Kettering school terms are 12 weeks long so a lot of the information must be reviewed in your dorm room. Also remember that you are most likely at Kettering for a degree in Engineering, so academic rigor is expected to be high.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have some doubts on what you want to do with your life, I would not recommend Kettering. It is a very good school for people who know what they want to do and want to get there as efficiently as possible.

    In three sentences

    A prestigous university with very good co-op programs available. The school is pretty dull, but has a lot of great people. The school is focused on the destination, but do not expect the journey to be great.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the Bulldog is a daily occurrence on campus. We also have a beach with no sand and a pool with no water. Come to campus and see what we are talking about.

    Bang for the buck

    The expense is worth the knowledge that I will have 2 years of paid work experience when I get out of school.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. They just installed a bunch of new HD cameras around the school and it's not hard to find a campus safety officer. They patrol not only campus but also the surrounding area that students live in . Flint isn't the safest place, but I feel safe on campus overall.

    Greek Life

    We have a great Greek Life, but it's not what you would find at other schools. Most of the people that join Greek Life here, wouldn't have joined if they went to another school. There are way more fraternities than sororities obviously because our campus is 82% male. But we all enjoy our time together and that doesn't stop us from having fun. Recruitment is always great and you will find people you fit in with. Those of us who join a Greek group have a higher chance of graduating because it provides a great support system in a very stress filled time. I am part of a sorority and I love it, but I wouldn't have joined one at another school We all understand that school comes first, and while it is a huge commitment, I still maintain a 4.0 gpa and do other activities. I suggest that you at least look into Greek Life if you attend Kettering, because it's not what you may think, and it may be exactly whaty ou are looking for.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are dedicated to learning and studying your major then you will like Kettering. The majority of students are very focused on learning, so you won't feel out of place. While we all want the college experience, we are focused on our futures and in some ways we are more mature because we are all employed and know the consequences of irresponsible actions.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for at Kettering. No school is perfect, but if you give it your best, Kettering will give you the best right back. The nice part about a small private school is that you get to know people pretty quickly and you aren't just a number. Plus they guarantee your tuition. Your classes are taught by actual teachers and they are willing and ready to help you.

    What to do for fun

    Flint is not the ideal place to have a school but the area around campus the pretty safe, and as long as you're smart about what you do you should be fine. That doesn't mean you should go walk around at 2 in the morning. We have a multitude of clubs and activities for students along with a pretty active Greek life community. We don't have any sports teams but we do have intramural sports that get competitive. Downtown Flint has been making great strides and there are many restaurants down town. The Flint institute of Art offers student priced tickets to concerts and other actives. We're close enough to Ann Arbor and Lansing that it's pretty easy to go visit those campuses for a weekend, and the mall isn't too far away. You can always find someone to go do something with and we're never short on having fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food has gotten better and they continue to work on it. You can use your meal plan to buy stuff from Einstein's bagels which is right across the street, and they also have a kitchen in a lounge downstairs that serves food until like 1am during the week. There is also a small convince store inside our Campus Center which is kind of like a student union. We call theSunrise Cafe which is our Cafeteria, Ernie because some guy used to work there named Ernie. It is recently remodeled and the food has gotten better, but its not the greatest. There are normally quite a few options, but being a small school it's not like other places that have a ton of options. But it is all you can eat so if you like most food then it's good for you.

    Dorm Life

    Since we are a small school we only have one dorm. You have to live on campus your first year which is kind of nice. The dorm has few upperclassmen, and mostly just has the freshmen class in it. This is kind of nice because you're all together so it's easier to make friends and have study groups,etc. The residence hall association has gotten better in terms of doing more with the students and offering more fun things to do. Plus you have access to the tunnel that goes to the academic building which is really nice when it cold or rainy outside. You'll see people wear flip-flops when it's snowing because they don't have to go outside. The one big plus side is that you kind of get your own room. It's basically two rooms connected by a sliding door that you can shut and keep shut if you chose. But your room comes stocked with a mini fridge and microwave and the furniture is pretty nice. There are community bathrooms but they aren't that bad, and if you're a girl there is an all girl's hallway which is where I stayed.

    Academic Rigor

    While most of our majors are in engineering and science so the course work is difficult purely based on that, Kettering takes a normal semester and puts it into 10 weeks. You are required to take at least 16 credit hours most terms and some 20 credit hour terms to graduate on time. While most schools range from 12 to 16 credit hours as being full time. So we have an intense 11 total weeks of school but you then get to go to work so there is a nice break in between, The classes are hard and the professors expect you to do your best because they put in thier best. We don't have a doctoral program so most of our professors are focused as much if not more on teaching compared to research which isn't seen in most schools. I have had 3 school terms so far and I've only had one graduate assistant as a lab instructor. The rest of my classes have been taught by professors or lecturers, not TA's. I've never had a TA since I've been at Kettering.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you aren't sure you want to go into your degree field, don't attend Kettering. While it is a great school, it is hard to transfer out of and it isn't the cheapest place around. If you are looking for a ton of people, don't attend Kettering. We have maybe 1000 students on campus at a time, and that isn't for everybody. Don't think Kettering is like every other school, the faculty and staff expect more mature behavior because we are all employed by a company and therefore are held to a higher standard. Plus the classes are so small that they will notice if you aren't there. Visit the campus before you apply. You have to be comfortable here to succeed. I am very happy with my choice to attend this school, but I have seen people burn out from it and waste money and time that could have been spent somewhere else. Also, don't let anyone tell you that you can't go to Kettering just because you have a ton of money. Most of us are very dependent on our scholarships and co-op wages, so don't think you'll be the only one. Your work in high school does pay off in terms of scholarships and don't be afraid to ask questions, there are tons of people that are ready and willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Kettering is an awesome school where academics are the focus, and student success is a priority. Their class sizes are small and it is amazing how this helps a student learn. I love the learning environment and resources that Kettering has for the students to use at their own discretion.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's Flint so carry your pocket knife and/or pepper spray on you. But stay on campus you will be fine, and even outside of campus during the day (stress on DAYTIME) it's not that bad. They have lots of security at Kettering, even retired police officers.

    Greek Life

    There are party fraternities, geeky fraternities, gear head fraternities and everything in between. No matter what kind of guy you are, you will fit in at one of them. There are only 2 sororities in B section. But they are both easy to get into if you put in the time, and plaster a friendly smile on your face.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many, I'm not even going to name any.

    Great for these types of students

    If your nerdy you will fit in great here! But even if you are social you will like it too! (Though you might get annoyed by the small school size) Half of the student body is Greek so if you like that kind of stuff, there's a place for you. Though like myself, you can have a great time being independent. GDI GDI GDI GDI *Chant voice* (God Damn Independent)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bulldog statue gets painted almost every day by the sororities or fraternities at Kettering during summer/spring term. The frat houses have lots of parties throughout the week so it's always a nice place to hang out. For example Lambda has social nights every Thursday, Delts every Tuesday, Pikes/SAE/Sigma Chi randomly on weekends. And if you make good enough friends with them, you usually get invited over for dinner (FREE FOOD!)

    Bang for the buck

    Well obviously Kettering is pretty darn expensive. But if you know you want to go to Kettering while in high school, get involved in robotics and keep your grades high and you will get a lot of money in scholarships! If you are a girl do LITE. You basically get most of your college paid for that way. Also what is nice is you usually make around $12,000 (at least) and up each year through co-op. So the sticker price seems crazy, but it's really not that bad.

    What to do for fun

    UM what can I say. Fraternities are the main source of fun if you are a social creature like myself. But if you're are a little more reserved and nerdy (Like most of the school), there are sooo many clubs you can become involved with. During the warm months, students are usually chilling by the bulldog or walking around campus. Student government actually does a really good job at hosting events, and there always seems to be a lot of free food :)

    Food and Dining

    The main dining area (Ernie's) was decent. Not the best but definitely not the worst. However, they just opened up Einstein's through the Kettering meal plan, that is awesome for breakfast. Also BJ's lounge had food for dinner, and they make awesome food. So overall with those 3 dinning options it's pretty good!

    Dorm Life

    I actually loved the dorms. They weren't the nicest quality, but you actually get your own room, no roommates! That was definitely a plus in my book. They were also plenty big and nice big closets. Socially it was nice because everyone was always walking around, and usually during the nights you could easily find someone to go out with.

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard for a couple reasons. Engineering is one of the hardest majors you can pick, and the 11 week school term. You must learn everything so quickly.

    Tips for prospective students

    WORK HARD. I made the mistake of giving high school effort my first term at Kettering and once you slip it's easy to get behind, especially with such short school terms.

    In three sentences

    Kettering University is an awesome opportunity to become an engineer and become ready for the real world. I actually love the small campus especially during the summer months. Socially there is a lot to do for a small school!

  • 04/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For being in a city not known for its safety, Kettering Campus Safety does an amazing job of keeping us safe. There is also a Flint Police station right across the street

    Greek Life

    Nearly 40% of the campus is Greek. There are many houses to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    All clubs and activities are included in your tuition. I strongly recommend joining outdoors club and going on our West Virginia white-water rafting trip.

    Great for these types of students

    Highly motivated learners who desire an almost guaranteed career after graduation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Einstein's Bro's Bagels is right across the street. Hong Da Chinese food is the best take-out anywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    Kettering's tuition is not cheap, but when you factor in the 6 months spent working in a great paying engineering job with irreplaceable experience it is an incredible value.

    What to do for fun

    Visit one of the many fraternities and sororities Kettering has. Other than that, hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is nice, but the food options aren't the greatest. You also have to drive a little ways to find good restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fairly pricey, and you're required to live there all freshman year. They are in decent shape. Dorm living is a great way to meet people your first term

    Academic Rigor

    Condensing and entire semester of engineering school into 10 weeks calls for extreme diligence. Its manageable when you use all the academic resources available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Develop a strong study tactic as soon as possible. Don't let the accelerated course-load overwhelm you. Move out of the dorms when you can, they're quite expensive.

    In three sentences

    Kettering University is not a school for the unmotivated. Its small campus is incredibly easy to get around. The co-op job program is second to none, and I would not imagine going anywhere else

  • 04/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very strong Greek life.

    What to do for fun

    Flint safari.

    Food and Dining

    It's not so great variety wise.

    Dorm Life

    Make friends with your suite mate, you will be miserable if you don't.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to study... a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a co-op as early as you can and don't put off studying.

    In three sentences

    Roses are red. Kettering is blue. Go to this school to get a job.