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Study at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was founded in 1925 as the Embry-Riddle Flying School. It became the Embry-Riddle School of Aviation in 1939 and became the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1970. The main campus of ERAU is in Daytona Beach, Florida. The campus in Prescott, Arizona, was established in 1978 and occupies around 539 acres of land. More than 1, 500 students enroll in ERAU Prescott every year. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott offers more than 10 bachelor's degrees in the fields of aeronautical science, aerospace engineering, aviation business administration, aviation environmental science, computer engineering, global security and intelligence studies, mechanical engineering and space physics, among others. A Master of Science in Safety Science is also awarded to graduate students. Students of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott participate in a variety of sports like soccer, volleyball and wrestling. A number of intramural and clubs sports teams are also sponsored by the university. The teams are members of the NAIA Region II and are nicknamed the Eagles.

Profile of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University PrescottEmbry Riddle Prescott is located in a small city, in Prescott, AZ. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Embry Riddle Prescott top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at Embry Riddle Prescott often study transportation and engineering.

Embry Riddle Prescott Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 480 to 590 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 610 or higher on the math SAT.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Embry Riddle Prescott offers classes to 1, 707 students (1, 622 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life
Embry Riddle Prescott serves primarily full-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school reports its educational mission is:

"It is the purpose of Embry-Riddle to provide a comprehensive education to prepare graduates for productive careers and responsible citizenship with special emphasis on the needs of aviation, aerospace, engineering and related fields. To achieve this purpose, the university is dedicated to the following: To offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for immediate productivity and career growth while providing a broad-based education with emphasis on communication and analytical skills. To emphasize academic excellence in the teaching of all courses and programs; to recruit and develop excellent faculty and staff; and to pursue research and creative activities that maintain and extend knowledge in aviation, aerospace and related disciplines. To develop mature, responsible graduates capable of examining, evaluating and appreciating the economic, political, cultural, moral and technological aspects of humankind and society, and to foster a better understanding of the workings of the free enterprise system and its social and economic benefits, and of the profit motive, as vital forces to the potential of individuals and groups. To promote ethical and responsible behavior among its students and graduates in the local, national and international aviation and aerospace communities and in the community at large. To develop and effectively deliver educational programs for the adult student and professional at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including off-campus degree programs, short courses, distance learning, non-credit programs, seminars, workshops and conferences. "

Embry Riddle Prescott Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Transportation196commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation tech, air transportation
Engineering81aerospace engineering, electrical engineering
Liberal Arts36international relations
Science20physics courses, science and society
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science, computer engineering
Contact: Embry Riddle PrescottEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott

3700 Willow Creek Road

Prescott, AZ 86301-3720

General Phone: (928) 777-3728


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