Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona

Daytona Beach, FL
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


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, security and intelligence, 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 and veteran-friendly and is approved for veteran training and to participate in post 9/11 G.I. Bill® Yellow Ribbon program.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Body

Approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 600 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 60 instructional 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.

One of 16 universities selected to compete in the prestigious EcoCAR 3 advanced vehicle technology competition (AVTC), the Embry-Riddle EcoEagles are set to innovate the industry by re-engineering a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, supplied by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy, into a hybrid-electric car. The team consists of students in engineering, business, and communication disciplines, all working towards the common goal of reducing the vehicle's environmental impact. Embry-Riddle is in their third EcoCAR competition and continues to be recognized for their design and presentation. 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 27 undergraduate degree programs, 15 graduate programs, and seven PhD 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, software, cybersecurity, 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, aerospace & occupational safety, meteorology, operational meteorology, air traffic management, and unmanned aircraft systems science.

In the College of Business, students choose an Aviation Business Administration or Business Administration degree with majors in air transportation, supply chain management, management, marketing, and accounting & finance. Human factors psychology, communication, space physics, astronomy & astrophysics, computational math, homeland security, global conflict studies, and an option for students to design their own major are offered through the College of Arts & 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, aerospace, and related industries provides students with a real-world understanding of these exciting fields. The student-faculty ratio is 17:1, and the average class size is 26.

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 190 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. 36 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 one of the largest Air Force ROTC detachments in the country, and its Naval ROTC units and Army ROTC battalions are among the fastest-growing in the nation.

Embry-Riddle athletes participate in NCAA Division 2 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 120,000-plus alumni are professionals in every facet of the aviation, aerospace, and security & intelligence industry, creating a solid network of support for students and graduates. Each year, over 100 employers visit campus for the annual career expo, industry-specific career fairs, events, and on-site interviews.

Leaders in the aviation and aerospace industries, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Southwest Airlines, SpaceX, ExpressJet, and many more actively recruit Embry-Riddle students and graduates for internships, co-ops, and full-time careers. Six Embry-Riddle graduates have flown in space in the astronaut corps. For the class of 2012, over 96% of graduates were employed or continuing their education 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. 87 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

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


73% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,087
    • Accepted2,986
    • Acceptance Rate73%
    • Enrolled4,967
    • Female Applicants734
    • Females Accepted557
    • Female Acceptance Rate75%
    • Male Applicants3,353
    • Males Accepted2,429
    • Male Acceptance Rate72%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$50
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some medical examination for flight students
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.61
  • 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 543 480 600
    • SAT Math 574 500 640
    • SAT Writing 522 460 580
    • ACT Composite 25 22 28
    • * 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$1,274
    • Room and board *$10,382
    • Room only *$6,160
    • * 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 Students4,967
    • Male Student Percentage81%
    • Female Student Percentage19%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.64%
    • Black or African American5.6%
    • White or Caucasian52.99%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.4%
    • Asian4.43%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.2%
    • Two or more races6.48%
    • Unknown9.36%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout14.9% representing 97 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students64% 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 41%
  • 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


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 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 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