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Kettering University

Flint, MI 4-Year Private

About Kettering University

Kettering University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Flint, MI, less than an hour from Detroit.

Founded in 1919, the institution currently enrolls around 2,030 students a year, including 1,659 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Kettering University's endowment was valued at $90,353,355 in 2021. For each full-time student, Kettering University spends about $10,039.

Admissions Facts About Kettering University

Acceptance rate: 74%

Average GPA: 3.78

Mean ACT score: 27

Mean SAT score: 1275

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: November 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 15

Kettering University Acceptance Rate

Admission to Kettering University is very difficult. Around 74 percent of all applicants are admitted to Kettering University each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.78 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1275 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 27.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Kettering University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 93 percent of students who start at Kettering University return the next year. Out of the 364 students who started at Kettering University as first-time freshman, 37 graduate within four years.

Kettering University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 67 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $46,620 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Kettering University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Kettering University a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will be notified by October 15.

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College Info

1700 University Avenue Flint, MI 48504

Campus Setting: Urban

Kettering University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kettering University is Nov 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kettering University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kettering University ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


24 to 30


24 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kettering University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Kettering University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kettering University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1330


Math SAT Range

610 - 700


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1330 and Above


1220 to 1330


1220 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Kettering University students is 1275. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Kettering University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Kettering University.

Kettering University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kettering University is like? There are approximately 2,221 students enrolled at Kettering University, including 1,799 undergraduate students and 422 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from MI and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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