Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Prescott, AZ
student ratio
total students
$31,944 | $31,944
in-state | out-of-state tuition
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 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 AffordableCollegesOnline.org's "Million Dollar ROI" for 2013 and 2014.

Majors and Degrees

Twenty-three majors are offered through 4 different colleges, which include the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aviation, College of Engineering, and the nation's first College of Security and Intelligence.

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

Aeronautics is designed to build upon pre-existing experience or 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 allows students to focus on the design of either aircraft or spacecraft. 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 simulated 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 understand and 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 astronomy 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. The aviation business administration program is approved by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

Business Administration students will have several opportunities to enjoy a unique hands-on learning approach as they take their education outside of the classroom by consulting with actual clients through a faculty-led student team to produce start-up business plans, strategic management plans, or conduct fraud risk analysis.

Computer Engineering provides 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.

Cyber Intelligence and Security 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 while utilizing our state-of-the-art Hacker Lab.

Electrical Engineering 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.

Forensic Biology combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and law to give students the background required 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. This major also fulfills pre-med requirements.

Global Business 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.

Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) 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. Graduates are prepared for careers in the FBI, CIA, State Department, Military Intelligence and private sectors. Students will follow a standard or Mandarin Chinese track, and languages include Arabic and Spanish as well.

Industrial Psychology and Safety explores the disciplines essential to the practice of safety: aviation safety, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and quantitative methods.

Interdisciplinary Studies is a unique option allowing students to customize their undergraduate curriculum to match their specific career goals and interests by choosing three minor 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 careers in analysis, design, testing, and operation of mechanical systems.

Software Engineering teaches students to design and develop software. A unique cyber security track prepares graduates to support the nation's need for those skilled in 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 and astrophysics, as well as for work in space and aerospace-related industries.

Unmanned Aerial Systems prepares students for success in the design, operation, and business components of the emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicles industry. The focus of this program is on practical applications that humans could not, should not, or will not engage in, such as search and rescue, first responder, hazardous surveillance and evaluation of emergency situations, etc.

Wildlife Science is the only undergraduate environmental science program in the country with a focus on the aviation and aerospace industries. Graduates have the knowledge and technical skills needed to tackle the unique environmental and safety problems found in these 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
Email: pradmit@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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Aviation/Airway Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


80% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,779
    • Accepted1,426
    • Acceptance Rate80%
    • Enrolled1,984
    • Female Applicants383
    • Females Accepted329
    • Female Acceptance Rate85%
    • Male Applicants1,396
    • Males Accepted1,097
    • Male Acceptance Rate78%
  • 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 freshman3.62
  • 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 564 500 620
    • SAT Math 592 530 650
    • SAT Writing 546 490 610
    • 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 *$31,944
    • Out-of-state tuition *$31,944
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,200
    • Room and board *$9,900
    • Room only *$5,600
    • * 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 Students1,984
    • Male Student Percentage77%
    • Female Student Percentage23%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.54%
    • Black or African American1.66%
    • White or Caucasian57.46%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.35%
    • Asian5.59%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.55%
    • Two or more races9.38%
    • Unknown9.63%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout9.83% representing 97 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students77.6% 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 45%
  • 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 Yes
    • 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