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Overview

The Embry-Riddle Experience

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, Arizona campus is recognized and respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow's aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Embry-Riddle is a private, four-year university accredited by SACS. The coed student population of just over 2,500 undergraduates comes from all fifty states and over thirty nations. There are more than 100 student clubs and organizations including professional associations, fraternities, sororities, specialty clubs, and intramural sports. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) teams compete regionally and nationally as members of the CalPac Conference. Men's and women's teams include basketball, cross-country, golf, and soccer, along with men's wrestling, women's volleyball, and women's softball. The Golden Eagles flight team has consistently ranked among the top in the country in Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) competitions, capturing the national championship title 11 times. Within a year of graduation, 96 percent of graduates are either employed within their discipline or continuing their education.

Majors and Degrees

Twenty-five majors are offered through four different colleges: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Engineering, and the nation's first College of Security and Intelligence. 

 - Aeronautical Science, the professional pilot program, offers fixed-wing or rotary-wing flight options. The program emphasizes hands-on training to prepare students for a career in the aviation industry with airlines, corporate and commercial aviation, or the military.

 - Aeronautics builds upon pre-existing experience and training in aviation, or other technical fields. It also allows the flexibility to build a major with an aviation focus and a professional outcome. 

- Aerospace Engineering instructs the scientific principles that govern the design of airplanes, spacecraft, and jet engines. The program focuses primarily on the engineering of mission-oriented vehicles for atmospheric or space flight.

 - Air Traffic Management blends simulation training with rigorous academic study. Hands-on air traffic training prepares students for a career as an air traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 - Applied Meteorology provides a practical understanding of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere to forecast complex phenomena. This program offers areas of concentration in flight, meteorology for aviation operations, military meteorology, and research. 

- Astronomy emphasizes both a hands-on and theoretical education in the study of celestial objects and astrophysics. The Campus Observatory Complex, as well as Prescott's excellent viewing conditions, enhance education beyond the classroom. 

- Aviation Business Administration integrates in-depth studies of aviation, transportation, and government interface with a strong business foundation, and is approved by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). 

- Business Administration students experience a unique hands-on learning approach by taking their education outside the classroom and consulting with actual clients through a faculty-led student team. Students produce start-up business plans, strategic management plans, and conduct fraud-risk analysis. 

- Computer Engineering provides a 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 of an engineering project in the industry. 

- Cyber Intelligence and Security empowers students to lead, manage, administer, and create organizations in cyber security. Students study computer forensics, information warfare, and technical intelligence while utilizing the University's state-of-the-art Cyber Security Lab.

- Electrical Engineering is a systems-oriented program that includes analog and digital circuits, communication systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetic fields, energy sources and systems, and electronic materials and devices.

- Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination is where law enforcement meets the accounting world. Graduation prepares students for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam and Certification, and incorporates criminal investigative skills with areas of accounting, including financial, managerial, information systems, governmental, auditing, tax accounting, and psychology.

- Forensic Biology combines biology, chemistry, and law to give students experience in forensic science laboratories, law enforcement, and legal contexts. Hands-on activities include evidence collection, crime scene investigation, tissue sampling and analysis, and emphasis on DNA techniques. This major also fulfills pre-med requirements. 

- Forensic Psychology is the science of human behavior and prepares students to work in civil, legal, and criminal environments as experts in understanding, evaluating, and predicting human behavior. Training combines the study of global and cyber security, forensic science, the U.S. legal system and international affairs. 

- Global Business prepares students for international management. Classroom topics include global events and issues related to transportation, trade, public policy, technology, resources, energy, and the environment. Students study international cultures with a focus on emerging markets. 

- Global Security and Intelligence Studies gives graduates an expertise in terrorism, asymmetrical warfare, transportation security, threats to manufacturing facilities, corporate offices, computer systems, and telecommunications infrastructure. Students prepare for careers with the FBI, CIA, State Department, military intelligence, and private sectors. Options include Mandarin Chinese, Arabic or Spanish. 

- Industrial Psychology and Safety explores the disciplines of aviation safety, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and quantitative methods. The program delivers a foundation in human behavior and cognition as it relates to safety and organizational effectiveness. 

- Interdisciplinary Studies is a unique option allowing students to customize their undergraduate curriculum to match specific career goals by choosing three major areas of study to create their own major. 

- Mechanical Engineering focuses on the design of robotic, propulsion, and energy systems. The program prepares students for the vast career applications in this field including aerospace, automotive, robotics, thermal environmental control, recreational products, medicine, and manufacturing. 

- Simulation Science, Games and Animation instructs students to design and build technologies underlying aviation simulators, computer aided design (CAD) systems, computer animation software, streaming video networks, and computer games. 

- Software Engineering prepares students to work as programmers and software engineers, constructing software systems and developing system requirements. A unique cyber security track allows graduates to support the nation's need for cyber security to protect a company's proprietary information. 

- Space Physics is an applied physics program designed to prepare students for graduate studies in physics, astrophysics, and exotic propulsion systems, as well as for work in space and aerospace related industries. 

- Unmanned Aerial Systems focuses on the design, operation, and business components of the emerging unmanned aerial vehicles industry. This program emphasizes practical applications such as search and rescue, first responder, hazardous surveillance, or evaluation of emergencies. 

- Wildlife Science is the only undergraduate environmental science program in the country with a focus on the aviation and aerospace industries. Students with interest in wildlife biology, environmental science, and working in the outdoors should explore this growing and rewarding career field.

Location & Contact

Address 3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ  863013720
United States
Contact Prescott Campus Admissions
Email: prescott@erau.edu
Phone: 800-888-3728
Fax: 928-777-6606

Majors & Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Forensic Psychology Checkmark
Industrial And Organizational Psychology Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Cyber/computer Forensics And Counterterrorism Checkmark
Financial Forensics And Fraud Investigation Checkmark
Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology Checkmark
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Airline Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,130
Applied
1,626
Accepted
2,377
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

551
Females Applied
423
Females Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,579
Males Applied
1,203
Males Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.63
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview
Other requirements: Medical examination for flight students

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 25 24 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

33,408
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Fees

1,254
Full-time student fees
10,468
Room & board
5,860
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

16,671
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,718
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,929
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,307
Avg. Loan Aid
11,347
Avg. Grant Aid
14,902
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid

Student Body

2,377
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.79%
Black or African American 2.15%
White or Caucasian 60.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.34%
Asian 5.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.67%
Two or more races 10.9%
Other 8.71%

Gender

Male (75.43%)
Female (24.57%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 46%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
October West/Homecoming, Spring Fling and Hawaii Club Luau

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Hawaii Club, Strike Eagles, Theta XI, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Arnold Air Society

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
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Softball No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Wrestling No No No

Faculty

164
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 109
Part-time - 55
Male - 117
Female - 47
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