Kettering University '16
Majoring in Computer Science
Member since 11/6/2011
There are no varsity sports, which is fine since most people at Kettering aren't very interested in sports. Intramural sports are the big thing on campus, and they're usually a really good time. The only downside is that they are very Greek-oriented, so if you're not Greek its very hard to participate.
Campus dining is absolutely horrible. It is expensive, $9 for a meal, and there's only one option - Sodexo. Sodexo is the bane of existence for most students at Kettering. Prices are high, quality is low, and there are no other options.
Kettering has a very "hush hush" policy, such that most things are kept pretty quiet and people rarely get in serious trouble.
Very Nice Process, Very Expensive School – As the oldest child, my parents haven't paid for college in a while, and we had a lot of questions. The people at the Financial Aid Office were incredibly helpful, they answered all my questions, got back to me every time I left a message, and the woman assigned to my part of the alphabet knew me by name. The school is very expensive, and I cringe when I see the bill. But the Financial Aid Office is very helpful, though definitely seek outside scholarships.
Kettering University has never splurged for fancy computers. The computers look like the average computer you'd find in an average family's home. The computers run Windows XP operating system (except for the Linux lab). But in all honesty, the computers perform very well. They aren't anything fancy, but they're always working. Printing is free for students, the network is reliable and relatively fast, the wireless works in the library and computer labs, but not in the classrooms. Overall, the computers and network provided by the school are enough, but it is helpful to have a personal computer, just so that you're guaranteed you'll have access to one.
Good School, Improvements Needed – The educational program is rigorous, but not impossible. Students go to school for 3 months and then work for 3 months at co-ops where they earn an actual salary in a job related to their field. Unfortunately, the buildings don't measure up to the education. There are mice in the dorms (where students are required to live for two terms), the dorm bathrooms are livable, but out-dated to the point of being dirty. The campus center building is fantastic, as are the activities. There's never a shortage of things to do on campus. The academic building is old, but still a good structure. The classrooms are well-kept, and so are the labs. The school won't win awards for beautiful buildings, but the educational program and sense of community more than make up for it.
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