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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Address
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the nation’s oldest and largest institution dedicated totally to the fields of Aviation, Aerospace, and Security and Intelligence. The university’s Western Campus in Prescott, AZ is surrounded by mountains, lakes and pine trees in the Bradshaw Mountains of Northern Arizona. With over 270 sunny days of flying weather and a 520-acre campus, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy all that Arizona has to offer without the heat of the deserts to the south. The Prescott Campus is host to the nation’s top ranked Aerospace Engineering program as ranked by US News and World Report, as well as the nation’s first College of Security and Intelligence and the 12-time national champion Golden Eagles Flight Team. The campus offers small class sizes, internship and research opportunities, hands on experiential learning opportunities for all undergraduates, professional mentorship, and 97% in-discipline job placement within a year of graduation.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott 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
77%
SAT Range
1130-1350
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$34,120/ 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
$15,756/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,471Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
135
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Nerd
    31%
  • Very diverse from nerds to very social cool people
    24%
  • Cool nerd
    14%
  • Introverted
    12%
  • Enthusiastic
    10%
  • Intelligent
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.64 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Focused
    42%
  • small college feel
    40%
  • Military friendly
    9%
  • Driven by the passion of students.
    7%
  • Lame
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $66,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    60%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    90%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott Reviews

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    Best school in the United States! I fell in love with this school the second I got in. All the students and staff are brilliant and very polite, the classes are excellent with amazing student-teacher one on one. The campus is really nice as well as the dorms, the dorm neighbors are always polite and everyone is respectful. The level of the academics is outstanding and all teachers always make you do your best. Very international student friendly, national students treat us kindly and with great respect. Teachers pay close attention to all their students and help them out in every way possible. The campus is very safe and the studying environment is outstanding.
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    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an exceptional school. Their small class sizes ensure that every student obtains one on one attention. The professors willing go above and beyond to ensure you get the right materials, information, and opportunities. They encourage internships, community service, and extra cuticular activities. I am a local of Prescott, AZ so I knew exactly what the city had to offer. I enjoy the diverse climate and terrain the city has to offer. I am an avid runner and hiker, making Prescott’s numerous trail systems very appealing. Additionally, I am apart of Chi Alpha, a youth group the focuses on serving others and building friendships. There are many genuine, down to earth people that attend Embr-Riddle, which creates a welcoming atmosphere. I am very pleased with the level of education and experience I have gained while attending this school.
    College is an important decision. If you want to belong with fellow nerds and geeks who are always the underdogs, come aboard and hangout with fellow students and just ignore campus politics. If you are a starry eyed dreamer who wants to make a difference on campus while getting the best degree out there, I would seriously ask you to reconsider us. We have a lot of flaws and our acceptance rate is a reflection of that. Look around and if you're cool with rolling with our status quo for four years then putting this chapter behind you, join us here.

    We have a ton of bureaucratic issues with campus administration, and none of them really care about fixing them for us, so just be prepared to buckle up and focus only on classes if you're here otherwise you'll just get angry and grouchy.

    Also Wifi is terrible, and we "can't" fix it according to our non-engineering administration.

    Peace and good luck choosing!