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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona

  • Daytona Beach, FL
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 17%83%
    student ratio
  • 4,679
    total students
  • $30,720 | $30,720
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 74%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 575
    sat math
  • 533
    sat reading
  • 518
    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Overview

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Overview

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's reputation as the leader in aviation and aerospace education is recognized worldwide. The university's history and legacy date back to the time of the Wright brothers. Embry-Riddle is an independent, nonsectarian, not-for-profit, coeducational university serving culturally diverse students who are seeking careers in aviation, aerospace, engineering, business, and related fields.

Residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, provide education in a traditional setting, while the Worldwide Campus provides instruction to working adults. The school is military-friendly and offers veterans benefits, and is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Body

Approximately 4,500 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students are currently enrolled at the Daytona Beach residential campus. Students come from all fifty states and nearly 100 countries are represented, making Embry-Riddle a truly international university.

The flight line is adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport (DBIA) and home to the campus fleet of more than 50 aircraft. An array of flight training devices, multi-million dollar simulation laboratories, sophisticated research facilities, and the newest and best safety systems support student success in every field of study.

The College of Business, in partnership with DBIA, established the Teaching Airport, focused on public outreach and industry research. The university, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, and other high-tech companies, is leading the development of the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Campus

The year-round clear flying weather and the resort communities surrounding Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus offer students an excellent environment in which to study, fly, and enjoy recreational activities. The campus is only minutes from the "World's Most Famous Beach." In addition, high-technology industries located in nearby Orlando and the Kennedy Space Center provide the university with an outstanding support base.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Degree Offerings and Programs of Study

More than twenty undergraduate degree programs and six graduate programs are offered at the Daytona Beach campus. Embry-Riddle's premier aeronautical science (professional pilot) program and award-winning aerospace engineering program are the largest on campus and among the largest of their type in the nation.

Additional engineering programs include mechanical, civil, software, electrical, computer studies, and engineering physics. Engineering students share a common first-year curriculum that allows exploration of the various disciplines and how they work together.

The College of Aviation offers majors in aircraft maintenance, safety science, applied meteorology, homeland security, and air traffic management. A major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science is available to students beginning in 2011.

In the business administration program, students choose between a major in management or air transportation. Human factors psychology, communication, space physics, computational math and an option for students to design their own major are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Faculty

The faculty members provide an excellent balance of professional experience and academic achievement. Their specialized knowledge of the aviation and aerospace industries provides students with a real-world understanding of these exciting fields. The student-faculty ratio is 16:1, and the average class size is 24.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Life

Students at the Daytona Beach campus enjoy a wide array of activities, campus entertainment, recreation, and professional organizations. More than 100 campus clubs, many focused on aviation and aerospace, allow students to share special interests for fun and academic advancement. Additionally, students interested in Greek life have a number of fraternities and sororities available to them. Forty-three percent of students live on campus.

Embry-Riddle's award-winning precision flight demonstration teams offer students the opportunity to compete nationally in air and ground events. The campus is home to the largest all-volunteer Air Force ROTC detachment in the country, and its Navy ROTC units and Army ROTC battalions are among the fastest-growing in the nation.

Embry-Riddle athletes participate in intercollegiate and intramural competitions in many sports, including baseball, basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and ice hockey.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Career Development

Embry-Riddle's 100,000-plus alumni are professionals in every facet of the aviation and aerospace industries, creating a solid network of support for students and graduates. Each year, hundreds of employers visit campus for the annual Career Expo and to conduct on-site interviews.

Leaders in the aviation and aerospace industries, including NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon, Ball Aerospace, and many more actively recruit Embry-Riddle students and graduates for internships, co-ops, and full-time careers. Eight graduates have been selected as astronauts, and the major airlines hire more alumni from Embry-Riddle than any other collegiate aviation program. For the class of 2005, 95 percent of graduates were employed one year after graduation.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Financial Aid

Applicants for financial aid are required to complete the Department of Education's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any other documents requested by the university. Students are encouraged to apply early if they wish to be considered for all types of programs. Florida residents may also apply for several additional programs that are available through the state. Ninety-one percent of students at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus are awarded some form of financial aid.


Location & Contact

600 South Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
USA

Phone: 386-226-6100
Fax: 386-226-7070
Email: dbadmit@erau.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering Related
      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.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      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
    • Homeland Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Computational Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mechanic and repair technologies
    • Aircraft Powerplant Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Military Science and Military Technologies
    • Air and Space Operations Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Environmental Psychology
      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.
    • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

74% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,074
    • Accepted3,017
    • Acceptance Rate74%
    • Enrolled4,679
    • Female Applicants724
    • Females Accepted559
    • Female Acceptance Rate77%
    • Male Applicants3,350
    • Males Accepted2,458
    • Male Acceptance Rate73%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Minimum high school GPA of 3
      medical examination for flight students
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.55
  • 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 June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 533 470 590
    • SAT Math 575 510 640
    • SAT Writing 518 460 580
    • ACT Composite 24 21 27
    • * 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$1,228.00
    • Room and board *$9,850.00
    • Room only *$5,750.00
    • * 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 Students4,679
    • Male Student Percentage83%
    • Female Student Percentage17%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.05%
    • Black or African American5.74%
    • White or Caucasian53.32%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.47%
    • Asian4.63%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.24%
    • Two or more races4.37%
    • Unknown8.23%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout15.95% representing 97 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students65% 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 36%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Eagle Wing, Future Professional Pilots Association, African Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Sigma Gamma Tau
  • 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 Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes Yes
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Yes Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Yes Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes Yes Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty414
    • Full-time Percentage79%
    • Part-time Percentage21%
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 4,980 students to 356 faculty


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