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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
About Embry-Riddle - Daytona...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sun Conference
From Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

As the nation’s only University specializing in every aspect of the aviation and aerospace fields, employers seek out Embry-Riddle graduates for in-demand careers from professional pilot to pre-med, engineering to intelligence operations, and everything in between. Offering one-of-a-kind majors in aerospace physiology, space physics, aviation business and many more, Embry-Riddle is preparing students for the critical needs of industry today, as well as the careers of tomorrow.

Serving approximately 5,900 undergraduates and 600 graduate students, the 185-acre Daytona Beach Campus offers a traditional residential college experience to enhance our world-class, highly-ranked academic programs. Adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport, the location offers excellent support for flight training, research and industry partnerships. If you’re looking for a college with the best reputation, placement rate, starting salaries and sunny location, look to Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1080-1310
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$36,063/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,890/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.88 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.114 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,601Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
383
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 80 responses
  • Smart and dedicated
    41%
  • Male, smart, dedicated
    10%
  • Dedicated
    8%
  • Smart
    8%
  • Smart and rich.
    6%
  • Smart, dedicated, Rich and Foreign
    6%
  • Foreign and Rich
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.130 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.142 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
  • In my opinion it is the top school for my career.
    35%
  • Expensive
    24%
  • Hard work will make you succeed
    11%
  • Expensive but so worth it
    10%
  • Awesome
    6%
  • The cost way out weight the benfits ?
    5%
  • Overrated
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $66,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    62%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    91%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach Reviews

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    As a freshman during Covid, there was a lot to be prepared for. ERAU gave a great experience during orientation and clear guidelines on Covid precautions. The academics adapted quickly to virtual learning and I didn't feel my education suffered because of it. Professors, with only a few exceptions, were helpful and reachable. The campus is beautiful; ideal Florida scenery with a well-kept grounds. However, the absolute best part is the food. Breakfast is ok, but dinner is fantastic! I've never been disappointed or gone hungry. Get the cheapest meal plan. It is enough and well worth it.
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    My time in Daytona Beach, Florida was absolutely amazing. Embry-Riddle is a first-class university that takes a hands-on approach to student learning. The professors find a way to try and reach every student. The students must be willing to work hard and ask help as needed. If students are willing to do this, then the professors bend over backwards to help you. In fact, everyone on campus is very helpful and wants nothing but you to succeed in whatever you do. Embry-Riddle specializes in the aeronautical fields, but also offers other avenues such as business and human factors. Once an Eagle always an Eagle!
    Embry-Riddle looks like the dream school for aspiring Pilots, and in some way it is. If you live on campus, you wake up every morning to the awesome airport view with planes surrounding it. You live with like-minded airplane enthusiasts, and there are plenty of study rooms and locations focused on studying.

    Some things that should be changed is: the on-campus food is not the best one (Sodexo), you will possibly get tired of it within your 1st semester, and there aren't that many options. Parking spot, like most schools, it is awful and on-campus housing keeps expanding significantly without adding any more parking spots.