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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

  • Prescott, AZ
  • Private
  • Small
  • 22%78%
    student ratio
  • 1,813
    total students
  • $30,720 | $30,720
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 78%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 593
    sat math
  • 567
    sat reading
  • 541
    sat writing
  • 26
    act composite


The Embry-Riddle Experience

Embry-Riddle is a private, independent, 4-year university. Its degree programs all offer a special emphasis on aviation, aerospace, and related fields of global influence.

Guided by its worldwide network of alumni, Embry-Riddle's reputation has grown steadily in the aviation, aerospace, and business communities. Within one year of graduation, 96% of Embry-Riddle graduates from all campuses are either employed or have decided to continue their educations. The Prescott campus is proud to be ranked in the top 1% of all U.S. private colleges in's "Million Dollar ROI" for 2013.

Majors and Degrees

Nineteen majors are offered through 4 different colleges, which include the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aviation, College of Engineering, and the College of Security and Intelligence.

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science degree program, which is the professional pilot program, emphasizes hands-on training and prepares students for careers in the aviation industry with airlines, corporate and commercial aviation, or the military. Fixed-wing and rotary-wing flight options are offered. As evidence of the excellent training, The Golden Eagles flight team has consistently ranked among the top in the country in the Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) competitions and has captured the national championship title 9 times.

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree program is specially designed to build upon pre-existing experience or training in aviation or other technical fields. It also allows the flexibility to build, from scratch, a major with an aviation focus and a professional outcome.

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree program allows students to focus on the design of either aircraft or spacecraft. The program's focus is primarily on the engineering of mission-oriented vehicles for atmospheric or space flight.

The Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management degree program blends air traffic control simulation training with rigorous academic study. Through hands-on training in simulated air traffic, students are prepared for careers as air traffic controllers with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology degree program provides students with a practical understanding of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere to understand and forecast complex atmospheric phenomena. This program offers areas of concentration in flight, meteorology for aviation operations, military meteorology, and research.

The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy degree program emphasizes both a hands-on and theoretical education in astronomy and astrophysics. The Campus Observatory Complex, as well as Prescott's excellent viewing conditions, will enhance the student's education beyond the classroom.

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration degree program integrates in-depth study of aviation, transportation, and government interface with a strong business foundation. This is the only aviation business administration program approved by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program gives a broad background in the design of digital hardware and software systems including communications systems, computers, and devices that contain computers. A senior design project will closely follow the development cycle of an engineering project in the industry.

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security degree program equips students with the education necessary to lead, manage, administer, and create organizations in cyber security. Students will study computer forensics, information warfare, and technical intelligence.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program is a systems-oriented program of study that includes analog and digital circuits, communication systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetic fields, energy sources and systems, and electronic materials and devices related to aerospace and avionics.

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology degree program combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and law to give students the background required of professionals in forensic science laboratories, law enforcement, and legal contexts. Hands-on activities include evidence collection, crime scene investigation, tissue sampling and analysis, and a heavy emphasis on DNA techniques.

The Bachelor of Science in Global Business degree program equips students for success in international management. Classroom topics include global events and issues related to transportation, trade, public policy, technology, resources, energy, and the environment. International cultures are studied with a focus on emerging markets.

The Bachelor of Science in Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) degree program prepares graduates to become problem-solvers with expertise in such issues as terrorism and asymmetrical warfare, transportation security, threats to manufacturing facilities and corporate offices, and threats to computer systems and telecommunications infrastructure. Students will follow a standard or Mandarin Chinese track.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology and Safety degree program explores the disciplines essential to the practice of safety: aviation safety, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and quantitative methods. A 5-year combined program allows qualified students to complete both bachelor's and master's degrees.

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program is a unique program allowing students to customize their undergraduate curriculum to match their specific career goals and interests by choosing 3 minor areas of study to create their own major.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program focuses on the design of robotic, propulsion, and energy systems. The program prepares students for careers in analysis, design, testing, and operation of mechanical systems.

The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree program teaches students how to design and develop software. A unique cyber security track will prepare graduates to support the aerospace industry's need for people skilled in cyber security to protect a company's proprietary property.

The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree program is an applied physics degree program designed to prepare students for graduate studies in physics and astrophysics, as well as for work in space and aerospace-related industries. Students work with faculty members on research projects and gain hands-on experience with research-quality equipment.

The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science degree program is the only undergraduate environmental science degree program in the country with a focus on the aviation and aerospace industry. Graduates have the knowledge and technical skills needed to tackle the unique environmental and safety problems found in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Along with their majors, students may opt to select minors from many fields, such as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or aviation safety; or they may work toward their Aircraft Dispatcher Certificates.

Location & Contact

3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301-3720

Phone: 800-888-3728
Fax: 928-777-6606

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Occupational Safety and Health Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Air Traffic Control
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


78% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,689
    • Accepted1,334
    • Acceptance Rate78%
    • Enrolled1,813
    • Female Applicants337
    • Females Accepted277
    • Female Acceptance Rate82%
    • Male Applicants1,352
    • Males Accepted1,057
    • Male Acceptance Rate78%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
      medical examination for flight students
    • Required for Some Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.58
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 567 500 630
    • SAT Math 593 540 650
    • SAT Writing 541 490 600
    • ACT Composite 26 23 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,720
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,720
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$928.00
    • Room and board *$9,510.00
    • Room only *$5,400.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,813
    • Male Student Percentage78%
    • Female Student Percentage22%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.55%
    • Black or African American1.72%
    • White or Caucasian60.16%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.55%
    • Asian4.94%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.61%
    • Two or more races7.6%
    • Unknown8.32%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout8.55% representing 30 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students76% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 50%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Hawaii Club, Strike Eagles, Theta XI, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Arnold Air Society
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Yes Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes Yes Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes
    • Wrestling No No No


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty128
    • Full-time Percentage78%
    • Part-time Percentage22%
    • Female Percentage24%
    • Male Percentage76%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 1,761 students to 109 faculty




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