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Kettering University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

70.3%
Admission Difficulty for Kettering University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Kettering University? The school has a 70% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,358 out of 1,931 applicants were admitted making Kettering University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. Kettering University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1260-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Kettering University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Kettering University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Estimated Average SAT 1340
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Kettering University?

Kettering University typically requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kettering University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >80%
1335 to 1410 Avg + 70%-80%
1260 to 1335 Avg - 58%-70%
1185 to 1260 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 1185 Low <45%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
59%
ACT Scores for Kettering University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Kettering University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Kettering University?

Admission data indicates that Kettering University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kettering University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kettering University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >82%
26 to 29 Avg + 70%-82%
24 to 26 Avg - 60%-70%
22 to 24 Reach 50%-60%
Less than 22 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Kettering University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kettering University was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Kettering University accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Kettering University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 41% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 17% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

64% of Kettering University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Kettering University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 93%
Bottom 50% of class 7%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Kettering University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 507 1,424 1,931
Accepted 329 1,029 1,358
Acceptance Rate 65% 72% 70%
Enrolled 73 298 371
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 29% 27%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kettering University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Kettering University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Kettering University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169983 IPEDS survey data for Kettering University.