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Kettering College Admission Requirements

Kettering, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Kettering College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Kettering College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into Kettering College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Kettering College is 21%.  It ranks #1 in Ohio and #61 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Kettering College is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 118 out of 554 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 0/0 ACT 19/24). Kettering College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.41. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 64% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Kettering College is a prized outcome for many students.

The Kettering College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 31.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Kettering College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 8% of students submitted SAT scores and 77% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Kettering College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Kettering College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Kettering College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Kettering College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Kettering College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Kettering College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Kettering College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #34 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kettering College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kettering College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >36%
21 to 24 Avg + 21%-36%
19 to 21 Avg - 14%-21%
17 to 19 Reach 9%-14%
Less than 17 Low <9%
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Kettering College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Kettering College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Kettering College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kettering College was 3.41 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #39 in Ohio for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Kettering College is a very selective school.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

53% of Kettering College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Kettering College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 81%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Kettering College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 444 110 554
Accepted 100 18 118
Acceptance Rate 23% 16% 21%
Enrolled 63 13 76
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 63% 72% 64%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 31, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 4 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 31, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Kettering College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Kettering College
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=203544 IPEDS survey data for Kettering College.


Does Kettering College prefer SAT or ACT?

8% of students submit their SAT scores to Kettering College. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Kettering College?

21% of those who apply are granted admission to Kettering College. Admission competition is very high and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Kettering College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.