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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required for International Students
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1700 University Ave Flint, MI 48504-6214
Phone: (800) 955-4464
Admissions Phone: (810) 762-7865
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Kettering University
  • Located in Flint, MI
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,252 students enrolled
  • 70% admitted
  • $39,790 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    If you're looking for a traditional college experience, look elsewhere. Even if you aren't you will likely still be negatively effected by Kettering's schedule and the city of Flint. Kettering is a good school, and highly respected in certain fields. If you're looking to have a successful career as an engineer in the auto industry, this is the school you want to attend. However, that is basically all it is good for. Flint is a very scary and unsafe place. There is no college life here outside of greek life (even greek life is lacking in most areas). You will not meet many new people, because the school is so small, and venturing outside of campus is not encouraged. Kettering's schedule is extremely disruptive to the normal college experience. At a regular school, people have very clearly defined grades, and graduation points. At Kettering, you are required to do an extra term compared to most schools. (9 terms, 4.5 years) This causes a lot of confusion in the graduation area, especially since most majors are required to do one 20 credit (5 class) term. Which is also not usually required at most schools. Kettering is a GOOD school. There are a number of professors that know their stuff, and are willing and happy to help you succeed. However, there is a large number of professors that take advantage of tenured positions, and do the bare minimum.

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  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Make time for fun activities but NEVER slack on studying, you'll never catch back up. We only go to classes for 10 weeks so there isn't an option to procrastinate.

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  • Justin from Fenton, MI
  • I am a current student here

    Apply, apply, apply. Kettering has a high acceptance rate, but has a high failure rate. Expect the toughest 4.5 years of your life here, but know, when you walk across the stage you're on top of everyone else who took the easy way out. Campus Security is taken VERY seriously. Join Greek Life. There's a reason 50%+ of the students are Greek. Have fun.

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  • Joseph from Lake Orion, MI
  • I am a current student here

    Kettering is not an easy school. You have to work hard, and if you do, the rewards will be more than worth it. The feeling of community is very strong in a school of about 2,000 students who are divided halfway into A and B-Section. While one section is in school, the other is in work and they switch every three months. The best way to survive is to make friends. You will most likely need support and advice from your friends and upperclassmen. The best way to do this is to pay attention and be involved. Join a club, rush a greek organization (about 60% of KU is greek), make friends with your suitemate and unit members! I already know that some of my best relationships have started at Kettering University, and I look forward to making many more!

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  • claire98estelle
  • I am a current student here

    If you know you want to be an engineer, this is really the school to go to. The co-op program allows students to not only complete school in 4 years, but emerge with hands-on, PAID work experience. Not only will you most likely have a job coming out of Kettering, but you will have less debt, and experience to back up your education and a knowledge of what you want from your future career.

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