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Kettering University

Flint, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Kettering University Admissions

Kettering University is very difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Kettering University is 81%. Out of 1,816 applications received in 2023, 1,465 students were offered admission.

Consult with Kettering University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Kettering University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 15.

Kettering University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Kettering University's admissions stats.

Kettering University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 35.8%
Mean SAT Score 1275
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 55%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 13%
Waitlist No

Kettering University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Kettering University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15

Want to Apply Early to Kettering University?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.

Kettering University accepts approximately 81% of early action applicants and 81% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Kettering University admitted 1,27 of the 1,561 who applied early action.

Some students apply early because they believe it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.

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

More on Kettering University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Kettering University?

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

In 2022, Kettering University accepted 81% of students, about 1,465 from 1,816 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Kettering University

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Kettering University

Kettering University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Kettering University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Kettering University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Kettering University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Kettering University for more information on admission factors.

Kettering University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Kettering University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in 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(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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, 53.1% submitted a class rank. At Kettering University 35.8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Kettering University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 36.7%
3.75 and 3.99 23.8%
3.50 and 3.74 17.7%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 7.5%
2.50 and 2.9 2%
2.00 and 2.49 0.3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Kettering University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Kettering University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 55% of Kettering University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Kettering University?

To be competitive with other Kettering University applicants, you should strive to score between 1140 and 1360 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kettering University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1360 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, 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 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kettering University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

To be most competitive at Kettering University, you should strive to earn between 24 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 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kettering University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on 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.

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

✅ Kettering University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kettering University?

✅ Kettering University is not test optional.

What is Kettering University's acceptance rate?

✅ Kettering University has an acceptance rate of 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kettering University?

❌ Kettering University does not offer early decision.

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 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


Kettering University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1360


Math SAT Range

570 - 690


Reading SAT Range

560 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1360 and Above


1140 to 1360


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Kettering University students is 1275. Applicants with SAT scores of 1360 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Kettering University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1360 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 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 3.79. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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