Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Prescott, AZ
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $33,408 | $33,408
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $18,769
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


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

3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301-3720

Prescott Campus Admissions

Phone: 800-888-3728
Fax: 928-777-6606
Email: prescott@erau.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      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.
    • 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.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      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.
  • Psychology
    • Forensic Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      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.
    • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


76% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,130
    • Accepted1,626
    • Acceptance Rate76%
    • Enrolled2,377
    • Female Applicants551
    • Females Accepted423
    • Female Acceptance Rate76%
    • Male Applicants1,579
    • Males Accepted1,203
    • Male Acceptance Rate76%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $50
    • 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
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.63
  • 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
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 25 24 30
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$33,408
    • Out-of-state tuition *$33,408
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,254
    • Room and board *$10,468
    • Room only *$5,860
    • * 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 offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$18,769
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$19,324
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,507
    • Average Grant Aid:$13,125
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$15,121
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:99%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,377
    • Male Student Percentage75%
    • Female Student Percentage25%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.79%
    • Black or African American2.15%
    • White or Caucasian60.5%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.34%
    • Asian5.47%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.67%
    • Two or more races10.9%
    • Unknown or International Student8.71%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout7.49% representing 34 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students78% 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 46%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • 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 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 Yes
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: NCAA Division II and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Yes Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes Yes Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes
    • Wrestling No No No


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty164
    • Full-time Percentage66%
    • Part-time Percentage34%
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 2,296 students to 134 faculty



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