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Kettering University Admissions

Check in with Kettering University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Kettering University by October 15.

Kettering University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Kettering University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 42%
Mean SAT Score 1275
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 89%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 32%

Considering Applying Early to Kettering University?

Kettering University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Kettering University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Kettering University accepts about 81% of early action applicants and 74% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Kettering University admitted 1,27 of the 1,561 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Kettering University?

Getting into Kettering University is very difficult. Kettering University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Kettering University accepted 74% of students, around 1,464 of the 1,975 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Kettering University, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What Does Kettering University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Kettering University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Kettering University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Kettering University must submit the following items. Double check with Kettering University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kettering University?

Students admitted to Kettering University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 63.2% submitted a class rank. At Kettering University 42% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 71% were in the top 25% and 96% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Kettering University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 63.2%
3.75 and 3.99 28.6%
3.50 and 3.74 20.9%
3.25 and 3.49 15.3%
3.00 and 3.24 4.7%
2.50 and 2.9 1.5%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

Kettering University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Kettering University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 89% of Kettering University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 32% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Kettering University?

To be competitive with other Kettering University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1200 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kettering University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Kettering University student is 1275.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kettering University students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kettering University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Kettering University?

To be most competitive at Kettering University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kettering University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kettering University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

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Transferring to Kettering University

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Kettering University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Kettering University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

Kettering University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Kettering University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kettering University.

Does Kettering University accept transfer credits?

Kettering University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Kettering University accepts:

  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Kettering University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Kettering University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kettering University?

Kettering University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Kettering University's acceptance rate?

Kettering University's acceptance rate is 74%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Kettering University?

The early action acceptance rate at Kettering University was 81% in 2021.

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Kettering University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Kettering University? Kettering University is a very selective institution. The Kettering University acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


25 to 30


25 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 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kettering University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1350


Math SAT Range

600 - 700


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


1200 to 1350


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Kettering University students is 1275. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Kettering University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Kettering University.

Kettering University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kettering University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.78. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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