Kettering University

Flint, MI

Kettering University, founded in 1919 and changed from GMI Engineering and Management Institute on January 1, 1998, is a private, five-year institute. The school became a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation in 1926. In 1982, GMI became an independent institution, although ties with GM remain strong. Its 50-acre campus is located in Flint, 75 miles from Detroit.

Website: www.kettering.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,889
Undergraduate
Students
(18.8%) 355 Women
(81.2%) 1,534 Men
422
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
70% of 1,931 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
610-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$51,730
Tuition and Fees
$43,490
Room and Board
$8,240
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$25,386
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
114
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Flint Population
99,763
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
9% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.8% White
5.5% Unknown
International Students
4.1%
First-Year Students Returning
93.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
9.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 3 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives   1

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1700 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Flint, MI 48504
Phone
(810) 762-9865
Fax
(810) 762-9837
E-mail
admissions@kettering.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
 
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 1,931 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 507 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 1,424 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
383 (28%) of 1,358 admitted students enrolled
Women
74 (22%) of 329 admitted students enrolled
Men
309 (30%) of 1,029 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.66
3.75 and Above
47%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
610-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
22%
Score of 600 - 700
59%
Score of 500 - 600
18%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
25%
Score of 24 - 29
60%
Score of 18 - 23
15%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 32%
Top quarter: 60%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$51,730
Tuition and Fees
$43,490
Room and Board
$8,240
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002262
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
328 (97.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
295 (80.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
295 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$25,386
Need-Based Gift
Received by 293 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,527
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 210 (67.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,702
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 107 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
65 (21.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,389

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,423 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,297 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,297 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
138 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$22,631
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,289 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,588
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 967 (69.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,766
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 375 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
490 (25.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,048

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
114
Part-Time Faculty
32
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
68%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Flint Population
99,763
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Campus Size
85 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.2 average low in January, 76.9 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Flint
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Flint

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
9% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security card access to all campus buildings 24/7 except the campus center main entrance which is secure 11pm-7am

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, dance club, firebirds, outdoors club, international club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,889
Women
355 (18.8%)
Men
1,534 (81.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,807
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.8% White
5.5% Unknown
International Students.
4.1%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
422

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
9.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
73.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 28%
Engineering 28%
Law 1%

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