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Kettering University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,252
Total Undergrads
Including 0 Part-time
521
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

20% Women
80% Men

Athletics

We do not have information on athletics at Kettering University

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.6%
Hispanic 2.5%
Non-resident alien 6.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 70.9%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
Performance Arts
  • Dance
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 3

Notable Alumni

  • Mary Barra, CEO General Motors
  • Henio Arcangeli, President, Motorsorts Group Company, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (Former)
  • Matt Borland, NASCAR Sprint Cup Crew Chief
  • Dane Miller, Chairman, President, and CEO , Biomet
  • Dave Schlotterbeck, CEO, Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Division, Cardinal Health
  • Marissa Peterson, Executive Vice President, Sun Microsystems
  • Kurt H. Joerger, CEO, Newton Tool & Mfg. Co. Inc.
  • Omar Dahroug, Software Engineer, Google
  • Jackie Birdsall, Fuel Cell Engineer, Toyota
  • Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO, Gibson Guitar Corporation
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kellie from Cary, IL
  • 4
  • 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…

  • Jul-12-2012 Read More
  • Brandon from Flint, MI
  • 4
  • 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…

  • Jun-01-2012 Read More
  • Ellen from Highland Falls, NY
  • 3
  • 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…

  • Mar-16-2012 Read More
  • Joseph from Lake Orion, MI
  • 4
  • The dorms are in Thompson Hall. There are four floors, most with four units which usually consist of two hallways, or about 20-30 students. There are all-male, all-female, and CoEd…

  • Dec-12-2015 Read More
  • Kevin from MI
  • 3
  • 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.…

  • Jan-08-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Justin from Fenton, MI
  • Sep-05-2016 I am a current student here

    Two stars if you eat on campus, five if you eat at one of the many Fraternities/Sororities that are always willing to let friends and PNM's eat there

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  • 3
  • Joseph from Lake Orion, MI
  • Dec-12-2015 I am a current student here

    The food can be really good or bland. The supplier is Sodexo, and the Sunset Cafe (or Sunrise, I forget which it is) is a buffet cafeteria. There is also BJ's cafe in the bottom floor of the main building, where you can use BJ Bucks. If you are tight with some of the fraternities, they can also invite you to eat some meals at their houses, which is always fun.

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  • 2
  • Aubrey from Madison Heights, MI
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    There are only 2 things good in the cafeteria and that is the salad bar and the fresh sandwich and wrap line, other than that the cafeteria is not good. Fortunately your meal exchange works at Einstein's across the street which is good.

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  • 3
  • HARSHIN from India
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and dining is not that great. It can become monotonous eventually. Vegetarians beware, the option for food is very very less. Its going to be a hard time.

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  • 2
  • Ethan from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-25-2014 I am a current student here

    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!

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  • 2
  • Shelby from Temperance, MI
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 2
  • Student
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 4
  • Nicole from Macomb, MI
  • Aug-28-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Justin from Fenton, MI
  • Sep-05-2016 I am a current student here

    50% of the campus is Greek and for a good reason. Great support group, great people, and they are always willing to help.

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  • 0
  • Aubrey from Madison Heights, MI
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    Kettering is really big on Greek life, a large portion of the student body is involved in Greek life, and the first month of school you spend a good amount of time rushing, there is a Greek event for just about every single day the first month.

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  • 0
  • HARSHIN from India
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is great here. They organize lots of fun parties and activities. They play a huge role in campus

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-25-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Shelby from Temperance, MI
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Student
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Nicole from Macomb, MI
  • Aug-28-2013 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Keith from Taylor, MI
  • Jul-31-2013 I am a past student here

    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).

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