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Kettering University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Kettering University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
74%
Admission Difficulty for Kettering University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Kettering University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Kettering University is 74%.  It ranks #25 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Kettering University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,464 out of 1,975 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent (SAT 1180/1360 ACT 25/30). Kettering University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.78. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Kettering University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Kettering University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1180-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT 
84%
SAT Scores for Kettering University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Kettering University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Kettering University?

Kettering University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1090. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. Kettering University ranks #2 in Michigan and #142 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kettering University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1360 and Above Good >84%
1270 to 1360 Avg + 74%-84%
1180 to 1270 Avg - 60%-74%
1090 to 1180 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 1090 Low <44%
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Kettering University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
41%
ACT Scores for Kettering University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Kettering University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Michigan and #181 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kettering University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kettering University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >86%
27 to 30 Avg + 74%-86%
25 to 27 Avg - 63%-74%
23 to 25 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 23 Low <50%
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Kettering University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.78
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Kettering University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Kettering University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kettering University was 3.78 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Kettering University accepts 74% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Kettering University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 28.9% Good
3.75 to 3.99 28.6% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 20.9% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.3% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 4.7% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.5% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% 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 42%
Top 25% of class 71%
Top 50% of class 96%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Kettering University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 593 1,382 1,975
Accepted 404 1,060 1,464
Acceptance Rate 68% 77% 74%
Enrolled 59 281 340
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 27% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Kettering University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kettering University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Kettering University Application 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.

FAQs

Does Kettering University prefer SAT or ACT?

84% of students submit their SAT scores to Kettering University. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Kettering University?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Kettering University. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Kettering University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1360. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Kettering University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.