Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona

Daytona Beach, FL
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $34,292 | $34,292
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $17,938
fall application deadline
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Moderately Difficult
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Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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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 a private, co-ed, non-profit university specializing 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 5,700 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.

Students engage in hands-on projects and compete in a number of national and international competitions including: the U.S Department of Energy EcoCar, Formula Hybrid design competition, all-female SAE Women's Baja, Autonomous Vehicles competition, International Aerial Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Systems, the AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition, the annual Air Race Classic and the National Intercollegiate Flying Association flight competition, among others.

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, as well as the University's MicaPlex Research Center, provide students with an outstanding support base.

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.

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, 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, unmanned aircraft systems science and Spaceflight Operations, the first of its kind in the nation.

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. The newest major in Aerospace Physiology offers a unique pre-med option focused on the medical needs and impacts of flight and space travel. 

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 16:1, 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, lacrosse, 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, business and security & intelligence industry, creating a solid network of support for students and graduates. Each year, more than 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 2015, 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. Applicants are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships. 

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
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Aerospace Physiology and Medicine
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • 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 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
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Computational Mathematics
      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
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics Related
      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.
  • Psychology
    • Applied Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Science technologies
    • Science Technologies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. 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.


70% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,564
    • Accepted3,239
    • Acceptance Rate70%
    • Enrolled5,729
    • Female Applicants1,012
    • Females Accepted770
    • Female Acceptance Rate76%
    • Male Applicants3,552
    • Males Accepted2,469
    • Male Acceptance Rate69%
  • 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 freshman3.71
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • 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 596 540 650
    • SAT Math 603 540 670
    • SAT Writing
    • 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 *$34,292
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,292
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,422
    • Room and board *$11,438
    • Room only *$6,900
    • * 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$17,938
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$18,189
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$5,469
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,742
    • Average Grant Aid:$12,930
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$14,290
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,729
    • Male Student Percentage78%
    • Female Student Percentage22%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.05%
    • Black or African American5.45%
    • White or Caucasian55.69%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.25%
    • Asian4.57%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.26%
    • Two or more races6.91%
    • Unknown or International Student7.4%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • 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 40%
  • 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: NCAA Division II and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty432
    • Full-time Percentage75%
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Female Percentage31%
    • Male Percentage69%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported



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