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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Reviews

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  • 08/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 out of 35 people found this review useful. 1 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to begin a career in aeronautics, whether it be engineering, space physics, flight, meteorology, safety science, or security studies. Students whose strengths are in sciences and critical thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    This university is not for students who are unsure of what their future intentions are. Embry-Riddle gives you the education needed to begin a successful career in the aeronautical industry and that training begins as soon as you begin your studies freshman year. This university is highly regarded in the aviation industry and is challenging but highly rewarding. The faculty and students are very welcoming and will strive to help in any way possible to ensure your success.

    Bang for the buck

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is not the cheapest university, but the education received is worth the tuition. The professors are experienced, the campus is small, and the quality of information given is top notch. One in every four pilots are said to be an Embry-Riddle graduate. The education here is not standard by any means. It is all hands on, detailed information and students must be willing to work hard to succeed.

    Am enjoying being here

    At Embry-Riddle, I feel like I'm a part of a great family, not a school. Since the campus is small, faces become very familiar quickly, and everyone is very friendly. There are few disturbances in regards to alcohol on campus since Embry-Riddle is a dry campus and the majority of students are very focused on their studies. The students are serious about their education and realize the potential they earn by attending this highly accredited university.

    Am learning a lot

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott has a huge advantage when it comes to classroom learning. The university is fairly small, an estimated 1500 students total which provides a small faculty-student ratio. Many of my fellow peers who attend other universities dislike being known as a number in their huge auditorium classes and feel they don't learn as well because they cannot freely ask questions. At Embry-Riddle, not only do the professors know your name, but also assist in campus events and dine in the cafeteria amongst other students. Classrooms are course specific, so a math class will not take place in a physics or materials classroom. Professors also have a wide range of their own credible experience in the field, so students are given life experiences in addition to the course outline.

  • 10/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 2 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Embry Riddle is a great place for any student with a positive attitude and can handle a somewhat heavy load (at least in the Aerospace Engineering and Space Physics Fields). To be able to form a study group and socialize would be a skill that any student needs here because many projects are difficult and impossible to complete on your own. In short, a positive intellect who enjoys the rest of the populace on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great tip for reducing the cost is take some of the General Education classes in a community college if the belt is a little tight on the budget. This will help reduce the impact of the school and bring a little recognition from your peers because you will be slightly ahead of those around you.

    Bang for the buck

    This school undeniably leaves a hole in the wallet with the cost of 42k a year, 21k per semester, but is definitely worth the bang. The atmosphere of the school, classes, and friendly people make it worth the while. The fact that many advanced programs such as Matlab, Linux, wind tunnels, and labs are available to students of all grades from freshman to sophomores.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a lot to do in Embry-Riddle, let alone Prescott, AZ. in Embry riddle there are a variety of clubs, games, fields and activities. I personally am part of the sword fighting club, particle acceleration club, and martial arts/boxing club and i love to hang out in the student union. There are pool tables, ping pong tables, air hockey tables, Foosball tables, and even xbox 360s and wiis. In Prescott there are movie theatres, lakes, shopping centers, and excellent trails for hikes, mountain biking, and even boulder hopping. There is never a reason to be bored while attending Embry Riddle.

    Am learning a lot

    Embry Riddle is a great source of information for someone is aspiring to be an Aerospace Engineer. The class sizes are a little large sometimes for the major classes such as physics and the introduction to engineering. To make up for it, the teachers have open office hours where they will gladly lend a hand on anything that needs to be reexplained. I'm also part of the Army ROTC and they offer a lot of benefits to students. not only will they assist in your physical fitness, they offer mentorship for the cadets because they care for your grades as much as any employer would.

  • 03/04/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 3 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    - You love aerospace - You love the outdoors - You are a warm weather person - You prefer smaller towns/universities

    Tips for prospective students

    - Do not overload yourself with credits. You will end up regretting it later. - Hang out with your fellow peers and learn to do stuff together with them. It will make your time here far more enjoyable and memorable.

    Bang for the buck

    As an AE student, I felt the value was excellent. The engineering student body is very tightly knit, and the friends you meet here will be your friends forever. The classes are generally well-structured and enjoyable. Overall, my experience was great!

    Did enjoy being here

    Without question though, the years I spent here were the best and most memorable in my life. Prescott is a stunningly beautiful place, as is the rest of Arizona for that matter. The school is quite unique compared to other university campuses around the country both in geographic setting, student demographics, and student/faculty ratio. The campus also feels very cohesive, and the quality of the student body and faculty are quite high. The high cost of admission also works in its own way to weed out the riff-raff, leaving the campus with generally more motivated students. Yes, there are some spoiled rich kids here, but this will be the case anywhere you go.

    Did learn a lot

    As with any school, there are good professors and bad professors. Riddle is no exception, and you may unfortunately have a class or two with a professor you do not necessarily like. My experience, however, was very positive, and in general, most of the professors are excellent here. In addition, classes are taught almost exclusively by the professors themselves, rather than by TA's, which you might expect at bigger schools. As one might expect of an engineering program, you can count on many late nights in the library studying and writing reports, as well as a few all-nighters every now and again.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 4 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school really reaches out to prospecting engineers, pilots, global security intelligence majors, and some aspects of business. It's a great school for analytical thinkers, minds of security and dedicated fliers alike who want to create for, fly into, or protect their futures.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, getting a head start before coming to this school is very important. As an engineering student, I would focus on physics and calculus. Those are the basics of anything you will do in the engineering world and just having a head start on those subjects can greatly ease the journey ahead. A second tip is know that you enjoy aeronautics in one way, shape, or form. Even if you do not pursue an aeronautics degree, the surrounding students, teachers, and even buildings have an emphasis on flying.

    Bang for the buck

    As said before, this school does not sell one short on education! The school is a bit on the pricey side but I would not go any where else. The atmosphere of aviation meets engineering, location where seasons occur, teachers who are dedicated non-stop, and the indispensable education make this college an extreme bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although school is stressful with the constant work, the location is very nice - a small enough town to concentrate on school but still have plenty to do in the surrounding areas from indoors to outdoors. My three years here so far have gone very quickly!

    Am learning a lot

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University does not sell you short on education by any means! This school is very focused and so getting to work learning a topic is a must. Although some days can be stressful from the overload of knowledge, there are some superb teachers working day, and sometimes nights as well, to make sure that what you are learning is really sinking in. It is not uncommon at this school to stay an additional 1 or 2 more years after the initial 4 years just because of the amount of information is so great. But it is worth the patience.

  • 01/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 5 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineeing degrees, aviation degrees, pilots, intelligence studies degrees

    Tips for prospective students

    1)Stay on top of your school work. Falling behind means you will have to play catch up near the end of the semester when you need to be focusing on finals. 2)The college has many guest speakers come to talk on various topic throughout the year. Attending these lectures can offer an insight into the field you have chosen. 3)Don't forget to have fun. Work hard but take breaks. It is really easy to lose your focus and goals under the work load here. If you take a break every now and then to have fun it will be easier to keep your eye on the what comes after you graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is expensive due to the fact that it is a private college, but students get a great education for their money. As the top aeronautical college prospective employers know that the students that attend Embry Riddle know their stuff.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a lot to do on campus and the town of Prescott offers a lot of activities as well. The staff and student body are friendly and very helpful. The teachers are approachable, most have an open door policy, where the students can walk in at any time that the teacher is holding office hours and get help on homework or anything else that they have questions about.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes can be tough, but are very rewarding. The material covered teaches students a lot about their chosen course of study. Every day you learn something new and interesting.

  • 07/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 6 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who like a quiet atmosphere and are prepared to study for a class or two.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are sure that this is the school for you. It is quite pricey, so if you are not really sure if you will like your major, it is advised to find out at a state school and transfer in later. I have known people who think they want to do space physics then change mid semester to electrical engineering, then next semester you find out they are in meteorology. There are not many programs offered, so make sure you are sure what field you want to be in.

    Bang for the buck

    It really depends on your major. I was going mainly for the Chinese program as I thought it was more prestigious and special than it was. They made it seem like you were learning twice as much Chinese per semester than most schools, but you were only learning twice as fast as the normal Chinese courses at ERAU, most schools are at the same pace as their accelerated program. The GSIS program is one of a kind so that is pretty much worth it, and from what I heard around campus, the engineering and flight courses were worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is a great place for people who like small quiet places. There is not much to do in Prescott, but there is a lot of nature around, so nature types really love it. The school itself was peaceful and a good place to learn. There is always someone to help you with any issue and everyone is very accommodating.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in the GSIS/Mandarin Chinese program, which was an interesting experience. I learned a lot of Chinese, but the other classes were pretty basic for the first year. I improved my basic analyical and writing skills, but most of my time was spent on Chinese as the class constituted 6 of my 14 credits each semester. Overall my non-Chinese courses were pretty easy as the professors are pretty easy going with not much work per class.

  • 09/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 7 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love aviation or are interested in engineering this is going to be the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come to this school make sure you are prepared to study and you are not expecting to party every day.

    Bang for the buck

    Since this school is Aviation based it can be quite pricey. If you are planning on flying you can almost double your tuition. However, they do have great scholarships and financial aid if you need help. The money that you spend will not be wasted at this school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Embry-Riddle's Prescott campus is pristine. The classrooms are very nice and some of the Aeronautic buildings are incredibly impressive. If you are going to major in Engineering here you are going to have a fun time in your classrooms. If you love the outdoors this is the campus to go to. There is great hiking and mountain biking here. Also, with a lake a minute away, water sports in the fall/spring are incredibly fun. In the winter you can travel just an hour to go snowboarding/skiing.

    Am learning a lot

    I am an Aeronautical Science major at the school. Since it is my freshman year I have not gotten into the meat and potatoes of the subject, but from what I have learned so far exceeded all of my expectations. All of my classes from English Composition to Private Helicopter Operations are excellent. The professors have really taught me a lot and opened my eyes to a new world.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are as attracted to the culture of engineering (aka the nerdom) as you are the science of it this is definitely the place for you. The students are serious about their work without being automatons and the school is filled with all sorts of clubs and activities (I plan on starting a fencing club when i get there). Ask your tour guide about the taco in the wind tunnel, I dare you. You wont regret it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit the campus before you make your decision. I was leaning toward the Florida campus until visiting Arizona. Don't let the heat scare you off, I'm from Maryland (where the humidity is often above eighty percent) and when I stepped out of the plane I was stunned by how comfortable i felt in the dry air.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a lonely high school student without any trust-fund to speak of, when I saw the cost of tuition I suffered a bit of sticker shock; however, in spite of the large cost, I feel that this school will be more than worth it. They have plenty of opportunities for students to be paid for extracurricular projects and the school actually helps you get summer internships back home (they even give you mock interviews).

    Will enjoy being here

    I met a few of the teachers and students during my visit and they were all very kind and obliging. they even went out of their way to show me around and just talked about life on the campus. As for the location...Prescott, AZ is about one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, large enough to have all the comforts of home but quite enough to feel like a small town. Its only a few hours away from the grand canyon and Phoenix and it is far enough north to be cool enough for snow. There is also an airport located a few miles down the road.

    Will learn a lot

    Walking into the labs I immediately felt at home, they have all the technology a budding engineer could ask for- and then some. Five wind tunnels available to the students (one of them supersonic) 3-d printers, CAD software and machine shops and much, much more. I felt the immediate urge to get in there and get my hands dirty.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    i'm not involved in greek life so i can't give a justified evaluation.

    Clubs and Activities

    like i said before, get involved. the student activities on campus are plentiful and generally awesome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a rock in the middle of campus. big rock. that everyone takes over and paints. want to promote your club or something else? grab some spray paint, show up in the middle of the night and gloss this puppy down.

    What to do for fun

    anything you can think of anywhere else, you can find here. you just have to look for it. there are many cool and unique restaurants you will never find anywhere else, along with popular classics. if you like the outdoors, there are great trails for biking, running, hiking. you can go rock climbing, or simply scale thumb butte (local mountain). and if you're missing the city, the phoenix area is only a little over an hour away, where you can find all sorts of shopping and entertainment. flagstaff, sedona, and jerome (home of the haunted hamburger) are all within a 2 hour driving distance, making great day trips, or even eventful weekends. the local social life in prescott revolves around 3 things, the college crowd, whisky row (local strip of bars, and the town centers. there are also a few great golf courses with crazy low rates. believe me, there is plenty of things to do here.

    Food and Dining

    get a meal plan. i am a senior and i still have one even though i live off campus. the food here is great. they do a wonderful job keeping their food fresh with new choices in the buffet style dining hall on campus. and if you get tired of that, there are other places on campus you can use your meal plan to get custom orders, drinks, coffee, snacks, etc. everything on campus is available through all forms of payment (credit, debit, cash), but a meal plan makes everything much simpler.

    Dorm Life

    high quality dorms. i must say these are some of the nicest dorms i have ever come across with all the schools i have been to. probably the most appealing part of the dorms here the bathrooms. one of the horrors that i heard about coming out of high school was sharing these public bathrooms with a huge amount people and a huge loss of privacy, but let me tell you, that doesn't happen here. depending on which residence hall you choose to live in, the most you'll ever be sharing a bathroom with is three people, in a private home-like area.

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on the major, and your specific strengths. in any case, your first year or two you're going to be doing a lot more work than you would normally be used to. if you're an aeronautical science major, you're going to be doing a large amount of reading and memorizing. gsis, you're going to be writing a lot. and if you choose the glorious path of an engineer, plan on doing your homework more than a few times over. any path you go, you're going to have some late nights, but that is to be expected in college. i myself am an aeronautics major, with a minor in air traffic control. and while i had to study my face off the first two years here, the upper level classes are entirely worth all the effort. you get your moneys worth here.

    Tips for prospective students

    look into the programs and the people, and give this place more than a once over. when students first arrive they usually love the school, but not prescott itself. i had the same reaction. coming from socal it almost seemed like i might go crazy in a small town like this... but at this point i've pretty much deemed prescott my home. i love it here. most people have the same story as i do, when i got here i was worried, and now that i'm almost done i don't ever want to leave. pretty much what i'm saying is, if you are interested in the school, give it a chance because i guarantee you'll find what you're looking for. on top of that the one thing i can say is once you're here, get involved, in anyway you can, early and as often as possible. clubs, sports, groups and organizations are a very important part of social and academic life that i discovered much later than i should have, don't make the same mistake i did. get involved.

    In three sentences

    great school, great community, great professors. the size of the school makes it a much more intimate and involved experience. when i make it to other schools i feel like no one gets an education or experience quite like we do here at embry riddle.

  • 11/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that work hard and want to learn do really well at Embry-Riddle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind. The professors and fellow students are amazing. The school community and campus are wonderful. It is a great school

    Bang for the buck

    I am not going to lie, Embry-Riddle is a very expensive school. However, it is considered the Harvard of the Sky. There are some employers that, if they see Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on an application it is an automatic interview... or at least you get put into the pile of only four applications instead of the pile of 100 applications. The community of Embry-Riddle is so tightly woven that if there is an Riddle graduate already working at a company you would like to work for it is relatively easy to be introduced and have a contact. That is one of the amazing things that you get when you are an Embry-Riddle student.

    Am enjoying being here

    When you are at Embry-Riddle you are apart of something. I live on campus, and have for the past two years, it is a lot of fun. The school does its best to make being there fun. We have a great student union and the Board of Campus Activities often has events for the students to go to such as a Movie on the Lawn or some comedian come and we get to go for free. It is a lot of fun.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the teachers that I have had know what they are talking about. Almost every teacher has worked in their field of study at some time or another before coming to work at Riddle. There have not been any classes where I have sat there going How is this going to be useful? Everything is related to your field of study... it is awesome!

  • 10/01/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The amount you pay to attend Embry-Riddle will be worth it upon graduation when you have attained the degree you wanted to achieve.

    Will enjoy being here

    Every one of the faculty and students are friendly and helpful. Each one wants to see you succeed and earn the degree you are working towards. At Embry-Riddle I can enjoy a positive environment and a beautiful scenery.

    Will learn a lot

    You may learn a lot, but it will be worth it in the end when you have achieved to goals you set out to accomplish.

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for goal minded and self-driven students. If you have a dream to pursue aviation or national defense related careers and are willing to work for it, this is the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should have a good resume and a desire to succeed. In high school take Advanced Placement courses and become involved in clubs/organizations related to your career focus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition prices are well worth the educational degrees. The caliber of courses especially for engineering is one of the highest in the nation.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weather here covers all four seasons which allows easy access to outdoor activities. Hundreds of miles of trails start from the campus itself. It's a small campus population gives easy networking opportunities and an easy atmosphere to enjoy.

    Am learning a lot

    Embry-Riddle really strives to put their student's learning first. Compared to other universities, classroom size at Emrby-Riddle is very small, and professors know their students individually by name. Additionally, freshman do not have to compete with graduate students so they can take core classes and graduate on time. Professors have many open office hours that freely allow student tutoring access. Also, the campus has a tutor center which is open in convenient hours with knowledgeable tutors. The library has excellent facilities and employees to help with projects and research.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking to go into the aviation or aviation engineering business, this is the school for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study hard. This is not an easy school by any means. Time management is also key, because once you miss some work, it is hard to get back on track.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many security ports and text messaging service to keep students safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Always options available for students to get active and participate.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in airplanes would have a blast on this campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Riddle students pay a lot for tuition but they get what they pay for in their professors. These educators are dedicated to helping students learn and offer many hours of their time to see students outside of class for extra help.

    What to do for fun

    Nearby there is options in town, however many weekends the Residence Association or Riddle will put on an event for students to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and offers many choices but in the case of many places, after you eat so much at one place it begins to get old. Overall Riddle offers great food choices though.

    Dorm Life

    Residence Association puts on activities for students in dorms and makes staying on campus a great time.

    Academic Rigor

    You are at Riddle to be academically challenged so be prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be prepared for the academic rigor, but with the challenge comes great reward! Also be prepared to be busy. There are many activities in addition to studies available to students so get involved.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle is a great university with dedicated educators. Be prepared to be challenged and incredible opportunities will unfold in front of you. If you love aviation then Riddle is the place for you.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    the dells is right next door to erau and it's a fun place to go rock climbing and hiking. prescott valley is usually the spot to go for the weekend. my friends and i have gone to buffalo wild wings a lot to watch football games together. there are a lot of fun clubs here, anyone can find a club that interest them.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good for the most part. there are some times where it's poor and other times when it is great. the dining hall likes to have fun on special occasion days.

    Dorm Life

    the freshman dorms (mingus mountain area) are not the best college dorms that i have seen, but they are livable. it would also be a lot better if there were more females around here, it gets old seeing a bunch of guys 24/7. the ras are great and they really make the dorm life safer and much more fun!

    Academic Rigor

    the teaching is very strict at embry-riddle aeronautical university, which i believe is the most efficient way to learn a lot about aviation. tutoring is available for any class for free.

    Tips for prospective students

    before committing to embry-riddle aeronautical university it is recommended to have some experience piloting an aircraft. flying is not for everyone, it is a shame to see students come to this school expecting to become a pilot but then learn that flying just isn't there thing.

    In three sentences

    embry-riddle aeronautical university is a great place to pursue a dream of one day being a professional pilot. every class has some kind of focus on aviation. the atmosphere around the campus is constantly booming with aviation.

  • 08/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 16 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everybody who loves aviation.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are friendly.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 63

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is a small innovative University. The class sizes are just right for an intimate educational experience.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food areas on campus looked pretty tasty, but if you wanted to mix it up a little, Prescott is full of awesome restaurants!

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful! The staff I was able to meet with were all very accommodating and helpful! The classrooms all seemed to have everything that would be needed.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The worst thing that can happen to you is a Javelina chases you back to your dorm room on a night walk. I've never heard of a break in happening to a car the entire year.

    Greek Life

    Its great I pledged into Greek Life and its awesome. The fraternity that I pledged never hazed, and there is a strict no hazing policy at the school although I have heard it does go on in some fraternities. You just have to pick the right one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an abundance of clubs. They also keep getting more and more every year.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students that ally themselves 110%. There is no room for slacking or forgetting to do things.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel I get almost my monies worth, there are a few professors that I don't agree with the teaching style which can kill your grade. But other than the few professors that are not worth the money, it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is to many things to do around Prescott. There is an array of mountains to climb, lakes to kayak in, trails to walk. It's a place with a lot of nature around.

    Food and Dining

    After awhile it gets really old and all tastes the same. They switched out the food companies this coming year so we will see if it has improved.

    Dorm Life

    I personally love the dorm life their. The rooms have a lot of space and have a lounge area to study in if you don't feel like staying in your room.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are ready to try hard and apply yourself then you are ready for the college. The coarse load gets pretty heavy pretty quick. As long as you stay on top of it then it all goes smoothly and you learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself. That is the main one everyone their is really friendly and finding a group of fiends happens quick.

    In three sentences

    Overall it is a great University. The professors their are awesome, and always accessible for help when you need it. The best part is everyone their is really friendly.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Embry-Riddle is an extremely safe campus. Most students at Embry-Riddle are friendly and wouldn't steal $100 dollars if you put it right in front of them. There is little-to-no crime on campus and Campus Safety mainly just hands out parking tickets or alerts the campus of any weather storms or fires. Campus Safety is also very friendly and willing to help with most problems.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life on the school exists but they do not have Greek Houses on school. A lot of the Greek Houses are houses rented out or bought by students attending the school whom are in a fraternity or sorority. The Greek life is fun and there are multiple Greek parties as well as conjoined Greek events like multiple fraternities getting together and playing Flag football or having a competition. The Greek life is also filled with great, friendly, outgoing people who will also help those whom are Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has multiple housing and school run activities for students throughout the semester, Every Friday the school normally has an event open to all students, like a comedian. The school also has multiple clubs including the Sky-diving Club, The MMA club, The Poker Club, and the Hang Gliding club. The school also has intramural sports like soccer and volleyball.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for students looking to pursue a career in the Aviation industry, Commercial, Private, or Corporate Flight, Helicopter Flight, Air traffic Controllers, Mechanical engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Space Physics, Aviation Safety, Business Aviation, Airport Operations and Global Securities and studies (CIA Spy).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has multiple locations including a library, gym, food court, classrooms, student center, dorms, mail room, and different science labs. The school also has their own flight line at the Prescott Love Field Airport

    Bang for the buck

    Embry-Riddle trains some of the world's best pilots and is renowned as a great aviation school. If you attend Riddle, you are paying for the name of the school, i.e. Nike. Embry-Riddle has multiple companies that offer internships yearly such as Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin. This makes the school a great choice if you are looking for a great education and career track once you graduate.

    What to do for fun

    Embry-Riddle is located in the small town of Prescott. Most college students either do a lot of outdoor activities like hiking and biking. There are multiple spots around Prescott to go shooting or enjoy the outdoors and the sights. Those who are Old enough go down to Whiskey Row where all the bars are. Besides that it is either hanging out with friends, playing video games, going to a party, go bowling, things like that.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining at Riddle is controlled by Chartwells, a prison food service... YUCK! They have mediocre food, but luck fully this upcoming fall 2012 semester SODEXO is taking over the campus dining and bringing in stores like Starbucks. I believe that the food should definitely be better this next upcoming semester.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Embry-Riddle was alright, you are required as a freshman to live in campus dorms for one year. The dorms are average I would say. They fit 2 people to a room and there are 3 rooms per suite, The dorms are small and a little crowded, but all in all are not in bad condition. I believe dorms are the best option for students who are fine with living on the dorms, because you are right next to campus and can walk to all of your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has an intense academic rigor program for both their engineering students and aviation students. I do not know about arts and sciences but I believe they are just as rigorous. The school is a lot of work and most the time will be spent doing homework. I have had to pull multiple all-nighters to complete projects and homework on time. It definitely was and is not a walk in the park for me

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I could provide is to go to class and pay attention in class. Do the homework on time and do not get behind in work. If you treat the college like a 40 hour per week job you will succeed. Make friends and join clubs, the more involved you get into the schools and activities the more friends you'll make and fun you will have. I also found that the more involved I was, the better I performed.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a small diverse private college broken into 3 colleges: aviation, arts and sciences and engineering. It is filled with great, outgoing, and hard working students who take pride in their work. The work is hard and for some students the social life doesn't exist.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Safe! Blue lights everywhere

    Greek Life

    LAME- No girl= bad party

    Clubs and Activities

    archery, basketball, dance club ect.

    Great for these types of students

    Geeky and don't like to talk to people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    painting a rock (lame)

    Bang for the buck

    Work for dinning industry or tutor

    What to do for fun

    Game

    Food and Dining

    Same food most of the time

    Dorm Life

    No girls no parties.

    Academic Rigor

    Good learning environment because of the small amount of students in a class you get direct communication with your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is not a party school, it is a school for nerds.

    In three sentences

    It is a very quiet place. It has barely any girls on campus. Often you spend your time studying in your room.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 63

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    Campus Safety

    Very few things happen on campus. Due to the large differences in the quantity of males and females, campus security is taken very seriously. Safety regularly patrols, and if you ever feel unsafe, or if you are drunk and can't drive home, you can call SafeRide to get a free ride back all the way to your dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a very wide range of clubs on campus, and if you want one that doesn't exist yet, all you need is 5 people to start a club and apply for funding. There is a large event at the beginning of the semesters to meet all the clubs and sign up for interesting ones.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, nerdy, happy people attend ERAU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a large rock in the quad that anyone is allowed to spray paint to advertise or share and to see activities going on.

    Bang for the buck

    The quality of the teachers and students makes everything worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The area around here is beautiful. Students go on many hikes, and to downtown Prescott. The school plans a few activities a week as well, which range from science lectures, to guest comedians and magicians, to campus-wide humans vs. zombies and laser tag. There are also video games, pool tables, a ping pong table, and board games available at the student union. A pool and gym are also available.

    Food and Dining

    Since ERAU is such a small school, your dining options are limited. The food in the cafeteria isn't bad, it just is very repetitive and gets old quick. There is a wing cafe and a Starbucks, as well as a little mart to buy snacks which help the options quite a bit.

    Dorm Life

    This is not a party school. The students are here to learn, and they spend their time doing so. However, the school plans many fun activities such as school-wide outdoor laser tag and comedians, and there are parties if you look.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are meant to challenge you. You cannot succeed without studying and preparing. However, group study sessions in combination with the tremendously available and helpful teachers make it very possible to do well if you are determined.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think carefully about which campus you want to attend, they do offer slightly different programs. Be sure to enter the correct math level. Make friends both with teachers and students when you arrive, and talk to upperclassmen. Talk to the teachers before purchasing textbooks to see which ones you really need to buy and which you can rent, some textbooks you need for more than one semester. Study hard and you will succeed!

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle is a fantastic university. The teachers are present, phenomenal, and willing to help, and the students are the same. The classes challenge you to learn the material as best you can, and you will graduate doing better than you could ever have imagined.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    sports

    In three sentences

    passion, dream, career

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 people found this inaccurate. 24 of 63

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    Food and Dining

    I haven't tried the food yet.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't visited the dorms yet.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I have heard, an aerospace engineering degree is hard to get.

    In three sentences

    I have attended the Accepted Students Reception. I cannot wait to visit the Prescott campus in April. I think Embry-Riddle is the one for me.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Focused and hardworking, goal-oriented students.

    Bang for the buck

    If you can manage to pay for all four years and graduate with decent grades, I think down the road the price paid will be worth it. A job is practically guaranteed and there is only a 2% default rate on student loans

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of intramurals and clubs to sign up for where you can also meet new people. Some of the clubs are a huge benefit in pursuing job opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    I'd say the dining hall would be average compared to any other college. The food wasn't always good, but there were always options, especially if you go during their main hours.

    Dorm Life

    I had a blast with my suitemates freshman year, it doesn't always work out that way though. You have to be willing to make friends and meet new people for everything to work out and there are plenty of opportunities to do so.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are not terribly hard, but you will have to put the effort in for the grade you want. You will not be able to skate through and receive A's like in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is an expensive school, make sure you have a a solid plan to know how you will pay for all four years. You can also take as many math/physics base courses as you can at another university and transfer the credits in before junior year, but make sure they transfer before you take them.

    In three sentences

    It's a very specialized school. If you want to be an engineer, physicist, or pilot this is a very good choice. All the teachers know the subject very well and are always willing to help you and are easy to reach.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Aviators and science focused majors

    What to do for fun

    A ton of outdoorsy stuff: hiking, fishing, offroading, boating. Downtown Prescott also has a pretty good bar scene

    Food and Dining

    Leaves something to be desired, not too many options outside of the dining hall

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice, however never lived on campus so I can't add too much

    Academic Rigor

    For engineering students (my major) academics are very thorough. It's definitely a challenge, but worth all the knowledge you gain

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let yourself get lazy or behind

    In three sentences

    A school that is primarily focused on aviation, with the two biggest majors being aerospace engineering and aeronautical science (pilots). It's a pretty small campus with only 1800 students, and small, manageable class sizes. Students seem to be more focused on their education here, as compared to having a social life or partying.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Security is good, and if you need help to find something (if you don't want to ask another student), or need help in another way, Capmus Security wil be sure to help you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs, and there's always something happening on friday night, and the weekends. Get involved! there's no reason not to!

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, Fun, Willing to change, friendly, helpful, serious, funny (they do go hand in hand), deidcated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Spirit Rock that get's 'magically spraypainted' by different groups in the school about once a week. It's kind of amusing to see what new thing is up. There's about two inches worth of paint on the rock as well (I've looked).

    Bang for the buck

    As long as you use all of the resources that you can, you can be sure that classes will be easier, and the rest of your life will follow.

    What to do for fun

    Go hike in the Dells! It's always a blast, and who doesn't like climbing rocks? Hang out with friends, and see a movie, or just sit in your dorm and read. Really it's up to you. Just find your own way to have fun.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the people at ERAU are here to learn, and because of that, everything is pretty chill, though there's always a bad apple. Almost everyone you meet wants you to succeed in class, and if you just ask for help they'll help you. The dorms are good, and it's easy to just walk down the hall and bother a friend, if your really bored.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a hard school, but everyone wants you to succeed, so be sure to let yourself do the same, ans just get help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study with friends, it's important. Keep yourself healthy, good food, and exercize is both fun and important here. Make good friends, enjoy yourself. Have at least part of your day planned around classes, homework, and meals, the rest is up to you. Go to the tutors

    In three sentences

    A fun atmosphere for learning. A great place to take off into the world from. Delightful community, classes, and everything else inbetween.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good.

    Greek Life

    some, but not something that interested me.

    Clubs and Activities

    If your club isn't listed, start it & get paid to start it!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working. Don't need much sleep. Loves a challenge!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    so many to chose from. Find your favorite place is best, begin a tradition of your own to share with other students.

    Bang for the buck

    Great area to attend school & although it may seem high tuition, the quality of professors & staff gives you the clear reminder that you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Many student planned activities, many outdoor options. Always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Moderate quality.

    Dorm Life

    Great. Nice. Clean. Well laid out. Comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult-but that's why you choose this school, you must work for your achievements.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time the best you have ever managed it. Save $ ahead for 'rainy day' so you can participate in Student Activities. Live on campus as long as you can to be completely 'immersed' in your learning/college environment

    In three sentences

    This school is fantastic for the science/technology energized Student. Small class sizes gives that one/on/one learning experience. Hands on labs the first week of classes, keep inspirational learning at it's best.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good.

    Clubs and Activities

    For a small campus, there are over 150 organizations and clubs. You are guaranteed to find something you like, and if you don't, you can start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Pilots, military (especially Air Force and Army), Physics, Engineers...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spirit rock is funny. Between the frats, sororities and organizations on campus it's spray painted something new almost every night. Also, the school if filled with nerds, which I love. Reminds me of Big Bang Theory. One time the campus got in on a week long game of Humans vs. Zombies. If you don't know what it is, look it up!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is EXPENSIVE! But you do get what you pay for; a great education that is recognized by accredited companies around the globe.

    What to do for fun

    Sleep! There is plenty of activities around town too. A lake is across the street; you can go hiking and kayaking there. Downtown Prescott is funky and cool. Lots of activities and festivals happen Downtown.

    Food and Dining

    We just got a new contract with an outside company, and the food is 100 times better than it was last year!

    Academic Rigor

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study. This isn't much of a party school , which is great if you just want to learn, get your degree and get out into the real world.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle is a challenging institution that holds your attention. The professors are required to have an open door policy which makes it easy to ask questions on lessons. Even if your teacher isn't available, all the professors that teach the same subject are located in the same area. You could ask any of them and they will have an answer for you. The school also has a small population so it's easy to get some more one-on-one time with your professors.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are generally safe on campus and if there is a problem it is handled swiftly and reflectively.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is small but very involved with the school and the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always things to do. Organizations such as Society of Women Engineers and Silver Wings are always doing something. There are plenty of engineering related clubs for various majors from robotics for NASA to RC planes. But there are not just engineering clubs some clubs include The Air-soft Club, The Assembly of Ballroom Dancers, The Hang Gliding Club and The Martial Arts Club, to name a few.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, determined students, Nerds and Geeks alike (at least one video game tournament a month) , Airheads ( people who like to watch the sky fly-bys by F-16s and helicopters are common and everyone drops everything to watch)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The spirit rock in front of the Student Union and it can be painted by anyone between the hours of 11pm and 2am. OctoberWest is the big celebration in the fall. All week there are activities ending with an air show and fireworks. Casino night is also a great way to let off some steam and you might even win some cool prizes for your dorm.

    Bang for the buck

    It may be on the pricier side of things but the quality of teaching and the reputation it holds defiantly make up for the difference. The facilities are top notch and the student population is very welcoming.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Union is always an option and there is offten people there to play pool with. You can get a group of friends to play video games on the many HD screens or grab the projector in the Lower Hanger. Intramural sports happen all year long even in the winter. There are plenty of hiking trails to explore, just be sure you go with someone. There is an archery range near the school and the forest is a great place to go target shooting.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't too bad but if you don't want to eat in the dining hall the kitchens provided allow you to make yourself something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are rather nice and everyone is willing to help out your neighbors . Student life is always putting on events to pull you away from your studying so your head doesn't explode.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone works extremely hard because they want to succeed but also because the classes are very demanding. Expect a good 4 hours of homework on the weekends and as you get more involved all nighters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best in your high school classes and attempt as many AP classes as you can handle but don't burn yourself out.

    In three sentences

    It is the place where everyone is a nerd and you don't have to hide it. The professors are there because they love their work and want to see their students succeed. If you are always looking towards the sky this is the place where you won't be the only one.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hike and bike.

    Food and Dining

    Getting better, a new contractor for 2012 will bring changes to the campus food.

    Dorm Life

    Small, over priced, and the housing department is awful.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the Major, with Engineering being very hard and flight very easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't plan on going into the military, you will need a lot of loans and scholarships!

    In three sentences

    Rocket Scientists, Pilots, and Spies. The main majors are ERAU-PR are all geared towards service in the military, government, or as a contractor. A strong service and aviation culture dominates the campus.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Average response time? About an hour to an hour and a half...

    Greek Life

    As a Sigma Chi I can say that the Greek Life is fairly decent. There is a push for a fraternity row, but that is still a few years off.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and it is really easy to start a club if you don't see one your interested in.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a little on the expensive side costing roughly 40-50k a year.

    What to do for fun

    Go off campus and hike. My suggestion would be get involved in Greek life, its a great way to get to know people!

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo is doing a good job thus far, be sure to eat at the Wow Cafe in the student union.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are awful, but if you can make it through that you can survive anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to buckle down if your an engineer. Your fourth and fifth semesters will be the hardest. If your a pilot just know that this school is very expensive.

    In three sentences

    Riddle is a very challenging school in your later years. There is also a very low population of women on campus. Great school for the engineers who want to be involved in Aerospace.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe. Safety around 24/7. Posts for emergency available all around campus.

    Greek Life

    No houses here! I for one am not in a Greek group, still the expericence is here and many of my friends enjoy it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Hand gliding, hiking, religious, this may be a small school compared to other universities but there is certainly something for everyone to do here!

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering. Aviation. Government related jobs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BBQ, Campus Events, Large, Large, Landscape and many things to do. Run trails, mountains, never a day dull. You just have to find the things that interest you and make the best of it!

    Bang for the buck

    Small private school and definitely worth going to! Education isn't free and thats true here too. You have to pay and work hard and it will very much be worth it, no doubt!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, organizations, and intramural! Interact and get involved!

    Food and Dining

    Food has greatly improved since last year because of the new addition of a coffee shop in the library and wing restaurant where meal plan is available to use at these locations. This means unlimited food at the dining hall and you can take food to go bring back to your place, plus those two locations. I get starbucks drinks everyday and order food such as wings and wraps at the Student Union for on the go purposes. This is if you are on the meal plan. With this additions, I think it's worth getting the meal plan now, even though its pricey for some.

    Dorm Life

    Relatively great benefits living on campus. Students on campus have better GPA. The use of office hours with professors, campus activities, and library close by has always been a main factor for becoming a better student.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigorous track for mostly all majors. Engineering - Range from Calc and beyond, Physics, and Engineering class push and challenge you. GSIS - Global Security and Intelligence Studies will help prepare you for real world problems and communication. Pilot Program - Earn your license from a respectable school known by many private to corporate engineering and aviation industry companies.

    Tips for prospective students

    School to be if pursuing to be an aerospace engineer or engineer in general. Pilots as well! Small community, thought I would get bored here, like many other students but its actually not like that. Just interact, join clubs, and organizations. Also costs going to this school is high, but if you work hard.. it will most definitely be worth it!

    In three sentences

    The school not too far from getaways. Air Force and Army ROTC is great! Known well by many engineering and especially aerospace related companies worldwide.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety devices put up all around campus so if anything happens someone only needs to press a button and campus safety will be there in a moment.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of fraternities and some sororities. Don't expect any of them to be partying though. Most of the fraternities and sororities are more geared toward helping people and self-improvement.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs and activities on campus. Everything from chess club to rugby. If they don't have what you're looking for, it only takes five students to form a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for students that enjoy working hard and want to get the best education they can in some kind of aero field.

    Bang for the buck

    Its definitely worth the price. Campus provides a ton of activities and opportunities for individuals. They can help with jobs and internships. The biggest thing is their equipment though. They have state of the art facilities that are hard to come by in colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do in your free time such as hiking the dells, climbing thumb butte, or just hanging out with friends. There are many random activities put out by campus to get everyone involved. They bring out hypnotists, comedians, and have movie nights. If that isn't appealing then there's always the pool for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food tastes great, but does get repetitive if you don't take advantage of all the options. The cafeteria is clean and the staff are friendly. There are many options for food and there's even a cafe and Starbucks on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There's enough room for all six people in the dorms. The dorms are laid out in suite fashion with a lounge connecting three other rooms. Roommates are put together based on likes.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but the professors are great and there is a tutoring lab open almost 24/7. Most classes assign homework weekly and take several hours to complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should study hard in high school and try to take honors courses. They should also try to get as many scholarships as possible to reduce tuition cost. They should be prepared to spend several hours a day studying.

    In three sentences

    Its the best school for an aerospace education and is definitely worth the cost. You don't just pay the price for the education, but all the activities and opportunities that Embry-Riddle offers. They can help with every situation and even help line up jobs and internships.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The possibilities for science and future development are impressive.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is small and some distance outside of a small city. It is one of the safest I know. Most all students here are serious about studying and anything disruptive to that is not tolerated by anyone.

    Greek Life

    There is some Greek life but please check the ERAU website for details- I'm not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    ERAU has over 90 clubs and various sporting activities including ice hockey and being a DJ for the radio station- my favorites. There are some rather unique clubs- like the jet dragster team- and some elite, unique teams such as our flight team-m the Golden Eagles- which has been the best regional flight team for 24 years, winning national flight team title 7 years.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love engineering, science, aviation, math, space, and buidling things, this is your school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We love to fly- most students have some strong connection to aviation. We have a jet dragster team- how many campuses have that?

    Bang for the buck

    ERAU has been ranked for the 13th consequetive year as the best school in the U.S. for aerospace engineering. ERAU is a private school so its not comparable in price as state universities, however, the caliper of teachers and small class sizes, along with a strong financial aid department even out these differences making it a very good bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities to chose from on campus. Beyond what you'd find on most campuses, there are flying activities- flying in small planes or flying UAVs like radio controlled aircraft. Prescott is surrounded by small lakes and mountains. There a lot of trails to mountain or lake hikes starting at campus where you're on foot or on a bike.

    Food and Dining

    I have been to several schools and I have friends in many different colleges. Our food service is one of the best. Many of us gather in dining hall, especially at diner, for a variety of good health food choices and for conversation.

    Dorm Life

    The Prescott campus is small and a distance from Prescott itself. As a result, Dorm life is a bit more organized and more lively than on many large campuses near large cities. There are a lot of diverse activities. A very high percentage of students are members of clubs and sport teams. We have students here from nearly every State in the U.S. and from 30 countries. That makes for interesting conversation as we share experiences.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a serious school that has produced a large number of high accomplished alumni. Class contact time is high, there is a lot of homework and, particularly for upperclassmen, a number of serious projects.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should have a pretty clear focus on a major and for this school it should be on aviation, aerospace, engineering, and security. That's not a complete list, check the ERAU website for details. Do well in high school courses focused on math and science.

    In three sentences

    ERAU was noted by Time Magazine as the Harvard of the Sky. It has a rigorous engineering and aviation curriculum- largely considered the best undergraduate degree program in the nation if not world. The Daytona and Prescott, Az campuses are small and that helps create a connectivity among the students and lifelong bonds.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is phenomenal. Safety is always monitoring the campus making sure everything is up to par and no one is doing anything dangerous or illegal. Many safety policies in place as well as blue lights to press in case of an emergency located on the entire campus.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life; however, only 2 sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities to choose from - bowling, rock-climbing, engineering societies, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for careers in: engineering, aviation, global security and intelligence systems, meteorology, business (aviation)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Only 20% female

    Bang for the buck

    The high price you pay to attend Embry-Riddle Prescott is completely worth it. It ranks 3rd in the nation behind the Daytona Beach campus and United States Airforce Academy in Aerospace Engineering. It definitely prepares you to work for industry after you graduate.

    What to do for fun

    In the Student Union there are pool tables, shuffle board, video games, board games, and fuse ball. There are also athletics - soccer, girl's softball, cross-country, golf, wrestling, volleyball - and intramural sports and clubs. In town there is bowling, ice-skating, the mall, movie theater, mini-golf. Across the road are the Dells which are rock formations where you can go bouldering.

    Food and Dining

    This year Embry-Riddle got a new dining service. The food is pretty good. They always have pizza, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salad, fruit, and cereal as well as various other options they change up every day. Great soft serve with sprinkles and other fantastic desserts!!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it. Freshman live in suites of 6 students (3 bedrooms, 2 baths, lounge with kitchenette). Dorms are quite nice and the set-up allows for you to make 5 new friends right from the start. You also gain 5 tutors if you need help with homework.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the coursework, especially for engineering, is demanding. A lot of time will be spent studying while at Embry-Riddle or working on projects geared toward your major. After freshman year, students reach the gauntlet where the work load increases exponentially and then steadily increases afterward.

    Tips for prospective students

    Practice good time management skills, have a way to relieve stress that works for you, be prepared to learn a lot of new (cool) information that will prepare you for a career in your designated field of study, and have fun! College at Embry-Riddle is a lot of work, but it is worth it. You must be willing to put in a lot of study time, and actually be passionate about being here.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle's Prescott campus exudes the surrounding, breathtaking aesthetics of the Arizona desert. The professors, students, and staff are passionate about their field of study and more than willing to help you anytime; all you have to do is ask. The high caliber of professors and students allows for a rewarding learning experience, and fighter pilots (and even Space Shuttle Endeavor) do/did flybys over the school and all the students run out to watch.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    extremely good at their job. its a very secure campus, and safety officer are constantly patrolling. there are also emergency help towers allover campus with a red button on them. safety can be to any of them very quickly.

    Greek Life

    something like 9 frats, and 2 sororities. and ever growing, i am looking at getting into one next year.

    Clubs and Activities

    my favorite club is the Airsoft club, its a bunch of guys with airsoft guns and we go out almost every weekend and have war games.

    Great for these types of students

    hard working, good at math and science, don't have a particular love for humanities and Love airplanes. every time a plane flies over, everyone watches it, its just a reaction taht we all have, we all have the same interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a large bolder in the middle of campus called the spirit rock. the coats of paint have become more than an inch thick over the years, anyone can paint the spirit rock for any reason, that rock is almost never the same from week to week.

    Bang for the buck

    This world class education does come at a price, $40,000 per year, and it is not easy for me or my family, but after four years you will be among the elite in the aeronautical industry. Employers will higher someone from Riddle over the other guy every time, its a great thing to have on your reseme.

    What to do for fun

    There are more clubs than you can imagine, I am part of several, and my dorm mates and I also go camping, mountain biking, and hiking. you almost never have bad weather, you can always get out and do something.

    Food and Dining

    The foods great but it does get old after 3 or 4 months, but they are working on it.

    Dorm Life

    its like a family, you life with five other of your same gender. the suite has four rooms, one common room with a sink, stove, microwave and large fridge. 3 bedrooms two people each, and two bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    very very challenging, if you have gotten A's your whole life they you are in for a wake up call. I had a 4.0 in high School and I am struggling to get A's and B's. But I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to give up a lot of your social life if you plan to succeed, it isn't hard to get into Riddle, its hard to stay in Riddle, we are number one fore a reason, this is not a place for partiers.

    In three sentences

    Number one school in the world for Flight related majors. small class sizes give a very personal interaction between student and professor. Extremely challenging but well worth it in the end.

  • 12/01/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Its always safe .

    Clubs and Activities

    they're good

    Great for these types of students

    aerospace engineering .

    Bang for the buck

    Too much unless you get scholarships or ROTC dont try this school .

    What to do for fun

    fly or sports or c;lubs are the best bet .No girls=no night life ....

    Food and Dining

    not worth the money

    Dorm Life

    I heared they are not the best,but they dont suck too .

    Academic Rigor

    Its alright .

    Tips for prospective students

    don't waste your money if you wanna study history or English go to another college

    In three sentences

    Its one of the best if not the best on aerospace engineering .

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Embry-Riddle is located in a small town, so there is very little to do. However, there is a lot of outside adventures to be had. You can hike, cliff dive, go for a bike ride, take a run, or go out on the lake located maybe 10 miles from the campus. It is a great place to go downtown and explore the shops and see the local people and experience a small town, especially if you are from a large town. There's always something to be done and even more so if you have friends who are up to try anything.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't always the best; however, it is pretty good for the time being. You definitely miss a home-cooked meal by Christmas time. There is always something to eat and there is also a little convenient store where you can purchase food as well. There is also plenty of food places around the campus that one can go to if they do not wish to have the school food or something.

    Dorm Life

    If paired with the right people, it is amazing. The dorms are broken up to three room, two baths, and a lounge. It resembles a motel in a way with the door leading directly to the outside. You have a microwave, a stove, and a fridge so you can cook some things in the dorm. It is a really great way to meet people when you first get there and if you click with your roommate then it makes the experience that much more interesting and enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared for a challenge with classes and competing with students who are at the same level of academics as yourself. The professors; however, are completely for helping students pass and do everything to make sure you do. They challenge you to push yourself and really understand your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study really in hard classes to get a good GPA and don't be afraid to take the ACT or SAT again to try and get that much of a higher score. If you are looking for outdoors, this is the place. Take a visit of the campus and try and talk to other students and get their perspectives.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a wonderful campus that makes you feel at home away from home. It is a close knit campus that gives you the opportunity to explore and widen your horizons. Everyone is so friendly and so eager to help, and it makes it better that ERAU is considered one of the top engineering schools in the nation.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Aside from the very occasional theft, there are no security issues at ERAU. I have not even heard of a theft or any other crime on campus. That said, if you are a woman, be on your guard because there are all kinds of guys at ERAU.

    Clubs and Activities

    The extracurricular life of ERAU is alive and well, with everything from established clubs like AIAA Design-Build-Fly, to new clubs like Aerial Robotics. It is easy for even freshmen to make a club and there are also a fair number of activities on campus put on by clubs, the fraternities and sororities, and the school.

    Great for these types of students

    ERAU is great for students who know what they want to do and want to focus. It is also great for any nerd and outdoors-man because you are in the high desert. It is also a relatively Christian school, but is not openly so.

    Bang for the buck

    Embry-Riddle provides some of the best degrees in the nation. For example, when I applied their aeronautical engineering program was rated third in the nation. Most of the programs are also built to be completed in four years, so most graduates, including the engineering graduates, are only four year students. If you can pay the relatively high tuition, I recommend coming to Embry-Riddle.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on what you enjoy, there are plenty of clubs and several fraternities and sororities on campus. The school, RHA, and Greek life all put on plenty of activities to stay busy every weekend if you do not want to join any organization. ERAU is also out of the city, so there is plenty outdoor activities. There are also plenty of gamers, modelers and other assorted nerds and geeks to pursue interests with. The only activities that are not at ERAU are city life. Prescott is a relatively small city at 10,000 people, so be prepared. That said, there is plenty of shopping centers and Phoenix is two hours south.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall provides a wide variety of foods that is healthy and appetizing. It is repetitive though so what you see is what you get.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is varied depending on where you live. There are large dorms in two locations (Mingus complex and the Village) both of which are fairly active depending on where you live. There is also the Thumb Butte complex which is more isolated and somewhat quieter with the exception of the Greek Hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, does challenge you immediately. You will most likely be taking classes pertaining directly to your degree within your first year. The subjects are challenging, but your professors are excellent and will do their best to help you learn complex subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    The acceptance rate for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is high, almost 90% I believe so do not worry about getting into the school. You will be put directly into your program though and there are not many choices for alternative degrees so know what degree you want to pursue. Take as many advanced placement (AP, IB, or college humanities) courses as possible to get them out of the way.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott is a 5 out of 5 university because of its' students, industry-hardened professors, and commitment to teaching students. This university has a high price, but it is teaching oriented, has small class sizes, and has plenty to do outside of class. As a second semester sophomore in the Aerospace Engineering program, I cannot imagine a better school than Embry-Riddle.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You'd be better off taking matters into your own hands. Safety takes a long time to respond to anything and they have no idea what they're doing. I would definitely call Prescott PD before I called ERAU safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are quite a few clubs on campus, and you can always create your own if you want something to fit you.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are interested in engineering, air traffic control, the military, and aviation in general.

    Bang for the buck

    I wish I could put 2.5 stars because that would be appropriate. You pay a lot for the dorms and food and it's very disappointing. However, they know what they are doing when it comes to the education part. You will definitely leave knowing your stuff!

    What to do for fun

    You can go hiking almost anytime and Phoenix is only two hours from Prescott if you want to go to the city. Also, you can go skiing or snowboarding in Flagstaff if you want to, only like an hour and a half from Prescott. There is also a movie theatre in Prescott Valley (like 15 minutes away from campus), but that's about it.

    Food and Dining

    Jack in the Box and McDonald's are way better than the food you'll get in the mess hall.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm's are crowded, small, and the Internet sucks. Also, the RA's don't do anything.

    Academic Rigor

    Can be pretty tough, especially for engineering students in their sophomore and junior years, but otherwise it's like any other university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on being a pilot, don't go here; it is way to expensive and you can get the same training anywhere, and airlines don't care where you go to school or where you got your ratings. However, if you want to go into engineering, this is the place for you. Just make sure you stay up on your studies or you won't make it.

    In three sentences

    It's really expensive, especially if you plan on doing flight training. The general education professors (like humanities and English) are not very good, but once you get into classes that pertain to your major, they get easier. The flight instructors there will make you an awesome pilot, but they definitely take their time.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    So safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Helicopter club and RC club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Anytime an aircraft flys over campus, be it a fighter jet or helicopter everyone runs out if their dorms to gaze at the sky.

    What to do for fun

    Mountain biking and helicopter flying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, eat your wheaties, and enjoy yourself.

    In three sentences

    Embry riddle has surpassed all expectations I had of collage. The professors here are the best in the nation and the education can't be beat. I've never learned so much in such a short time in my life and I look forward to my next two years at embry riddle.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school is very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot of clubs on campus. You may even start your own club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has the one-ton-sundae every beginning of fall semester, it is a great social event, and lots of ice-cream! They also have the bon-fire on the spring semester; they sever a lot of good food while you sit outside and enjoy a huge bon-fire.

    What to do for fun

    The Prescott Campus has a lot to do for fun. You can go hiking on the weekends, camping, picnics. It's a very outdoor place, incase you like the indoor, there is a movie theater, bowling alleys, mall ..etc. Prescott also has very good restaurants, especially in the down town area.

    Food and Dining

    We recently upgraded food and dinning providers, and to be honest it was a down grade. The cafeteria food is not good at all. It is overpriced. The old dining providers had much more variety than what we have now. I believe it is better to cook for yourself.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in two of the three housing options. My favorite is the village complex because it has huge wall-to-wall white boards that you can use to do homework or have a study sessions with friends. The rooms are small but enough for two people. Some rooms are part of apartments which have 1 other room, living room/kitchen 1 bath and toilet all shared (that's in the village complex). Also living in the dorms is better because you are literally 2 minutes away from classrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus sets very high standards when it comes to academics. Professors here will make the best out of you, and will prepare you for industry. Classes are really easy to fail if you do not keep up with work. Make sure to develop a good studying habit.

    Tips for prospective students

    For all incoming students, the first year is the easiest year you will have as an engineer, but do not get comfortable the workload increases rapidly. If you plan to be an aerospace engineer you better be prepared for intense work, sleepless nights and a lot of time in the library. This school does not fool around when it comes to academics.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle has a very rigorous program for aerospace engineers. It has state of the art technology which is open for the use all students. The Prescott campus has excellent professors that will help you succeed.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is overall pretty good with safety and security. They provide Safe Ride cards, which can give you a ride back to your dorm if you don't feel safe or for some other reason. There's also many emergency stations located on campus so you can call security to come get you if you don't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty huge at embry riddle. It's hard to walk to the cafeteria without seeing someone decked out in the precious greek letters. The fraternities and sororities offer a lot to the campus and it bonds us all closer than we already are.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are almost 50 clubs and activities on campus right now. Every year, all of the clubs come out to the activity fair to show everyone what their club is all about and what they can provide for students. My two favorite are the Zumba group and the Jet Dragster club.

    Great for these types of students

    In order to be successful through out your college career at Embry Riddle, you must grasp the concept that you have to stay focused and motivated during school. Even if it means not going out to party for a weekend to study for exams. It's essential that you, as a student, must be willing to make sacrifices to succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I think it's really unique that we have a church on campus. One group that meets there every Friday is a christian group called Chi Alpha. They are all extremely nice people and are always reaching out to help others. I have made friends there that I think will last a lifetime.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're looking for more of a bang for the buck I would most certainly suggest becoming an employee on campus. For example, I work at WOW cafe so I don't have to renew my two thousand dollar meal plan next year. Also there's an option to apply as an RA and if hired they pay for your meal plan and tuition which adds up to about ten thousand dollars.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly I never have to make plans for weekends because usually on Friday nights the campus pays for entertainment such as a magician or a comedian to come onto campus for a show. There are also events held by the sororities and fraternities, as well as the on campus church called Chi Alpha. Chi Alpha is more than church though, it's overcoming obstacles such as climbing thumb butte or cliff jumping to explore what beauty the world has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the dining hall isn't my faveorite, but it's good if your looking for a quick meal or a variety of different foods. They also provided the new WOW cafe which is exceptionally good. WOW makes food fresh when ordered and with quality. There is also a 12 hour convience store to pick up study snacks, and a starbucks that comes in handy for those hard to wake up mornings.

    Dorm Life

    I did not expect to get along with my suitemates as well as I did. We all co-exist in an enviorment without breaking the peace. Everything is within very little walking distance and it's helpful to hold a job on campus whilst being so close.

    Academic Rigor

    Embry Riddle's acceptance rate is pretty high. The university is based on the perspective that any average student can succeed. With that said, the small student to teacher ratio makes it easier to have a relationship with your professors and reach out for help when you need it. There are also tutors available at the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    To all incoming students I would apply for loans as soon as you get accepted. Pushing that off will only build up the stress and can prevent you from coming for not completing it in time. Also, apply for housing as soon as you get accepted. You don't want to be at the bottom of that list.

    In three sentences

    I love the school Embry Riddle because of the atmosphere. As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew I was home. It's a very cozy enviornment.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Will be going here this summer to check it out. Already have my pilots lisence and i love the campus. Getting exited!

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe creating little work for the safety department.

    Greek Life

    There are 6 fraternities, and two sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities on campus that students can get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    ROTC students, hard workers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a boulder outside of the student union that organizations paint to advertise events and promote their clubs.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there are campus events, a movie theater, a nice downtown area, and bars is you are 21. Also there are many outdoor activities that students partake in such as hiking, boating, and rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is average. Freshmen are forced to purchase a full meal plan which can get sickening if you eat at the same places everyday. The Starbucks in the library is great though, but slightly overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    Housing on campus can be a little frustrating but it is mandatory for freshmen. I would recommend off-campus housing for the remaining three years.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are held to very high ivy-league standards in many courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    you probably will not get the traditional college experience if you go here.

    In three sentences

    Embry-riddle is a very small private school that is right for only certain types of students. You must be devoted primarily to course work and make sacrifices for school if you are pursuing a technical degree here (engineering, physics). This is a friendly place but you must really be devoted to stay here for four years.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I eat there when I visited, and the food was really good, and at a decent price.

    Academic Rigor

    They specialize in Aerospace Engineering, and these seem to be strict but beneficial.

    In three sentences

    This is a very awesome school and it is a very beautiful place. 5 stars

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    They communicated very well with me, gave me a personal phone call for my acceptance, and seem to be a wonderful school

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In general this is a pretty safe campus, the campus safety department however is slow and rather powerless.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities on campus but only two sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Way too many clubs and activities to list. If you are bored and think the campus is boring it is your fault for not signing up with a club. there is something for everyone from anime to ballroom dancing to rock climbing you will find friends and things to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Quirky, geeky, fans of doctor who, firefly, star trek, star wars and space balls. As long as you are smart, self-disciplined and have a sense of humor this is a great place for the geeky sort of person whether they be intro or extroverted.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a spirit rock on campus that gets painted frequently, the longest time it went without being repainted was after a student died and the rock was painted in his honor. The last time they moved this rock a chunk of paint 3inches thick fell off.

    Bang for the buck

    Not only will you know things you will know people. Because businesses that are affiliated with aviation want people who know things you will be hired because they know you know things.

    What to do for fun

    This is a retiree town so if you are under 21 no bar, clubs or other illegal fun, options for entertainment include the movie theater, ice rink, the granite dells across the road, and on-campus entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    There may be variety but there will come a point where you end up eating burgers for a week straight because you don't like anything else. If you are unlucky you will get food poisoning multiple times, my suggestion is to be cautious about what you and have your own food on hand.

    Dorm Life

    The fire alarms will go off at 3 in the morning once a month and there is nothing you can do about because someone thought they could microwave mac n' cheese without water. Those people get in and you may even have to live with them, but the room setup isn't horrible and the suitemates tend to be pretty good matches.

    Academic Rigor

    This is not an easy A school, if you have never needed to study before in your life you will need to now. The Calculus professors may give you impossible problems to solve, it is your job to be able to disciplining yourself so that you can enjoy your free time instead of putting off work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not all of your college credit courses may transfer in, if possible you should ask to see what classes specifically you need to take for the degree other wise you could end up transferring a bunch of credits that you can't use. also be sure to talk with your suitemates before you show up, six people will be sharing in suite and you don't need five tv's and three waffle makers.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is considered the Harvard of flight schools, but a lot of the focus is on engineering. There is a plethora of geeks running around and star trek may just come up in your space physics class. Both the students and the faculty are for the most part top class people.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hiking, Biking

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to always go to class.

    In three sentences

    There are Great academics here. The students are all very brilliant. I love it here.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Embry-Riddle is great for people that like to work with others.

    Bang for the buck

    well, simply put, Embry-Riddle is not a cheap school but at the end, you'll find out that it's all worth it.

    What to do for fun

    a lot of things...hiking, sports, sight seeing, and have you seen the beautiful view? you really should.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's really simple, find a study group and never give up, no matter what!

    In three sentences

    okay, where should i start? Embry-Riddle is one school to dream about, because if you go there, all your dreams will come true. with more practical than theoretical, you are definitely going to come out on top if you want to

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is not much of a variety in what you can eat here so the food gets old pretty fast.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely nice compared to most colleges because you are not confined to a small bedroom. The dorms consist of three decent sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one living area with a kitchenette you share with five other people.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here can be tough but the professors teach in a way that make things easier understood and they make sure their students understand what they are teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for more of an academic atmosphere rather than a social one. There are social things to do but the main emphasis is on your schooling.

    In three sentences

    It's a small campus and sometimes has little things to do but it's not impossible to have a good time here. Because this is a small campus the professors here seem to be extremely good at what they teach and are easy to get a hold of if you have any questions. This is a great academic school.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No issues that I am aware of. I feel safe.

    Greek Life

    They have it but not my thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated. Self-assured. Committed to their future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brand new Starbucks although I don't drink coffee. The library is very comfortable for studying. Nice pool and tennis courts.

    Bang for the buck

    Go for the college internship. I am currently on a summer internship and it will be invaluable toward my future.

    What to do for fun

    I go flying or watch videos. Love to fish.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good but as most college students do, I get tired of eating cafeteria food. No complaints though.

    Dorm Life

    There is lots to do or you can do nothing at all, which is what I tend to do. I love hanging in my room and watching videos when I'm not studying.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but it's because they are focused and are technology and science based. Professors are helpful and want your success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a good idea what you want for your future whether it be aviation related or engineering. Embry-Riddle is an excellent school for engineering. Be ready to buckle down and study because top grades are very important for your future no matter what school or career path you take.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle is the perfect place for aviation fanatics like myself where you can be around other aviation enthusiasts who are all pursuing a common goal for their future. The campus is great and the surrounding area is beautiful with lots to do and parents enjoy visiting. Easy access to professors and class sizes are small enough so that you can be known.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    How is the safety here?

    Clubs and Activities

    Is there a robotics program here?

    What to do for fun

    How long is the drive to Phoenix, AZ?

    Food and Dining

    Is there an In n Out nearby?

    Academic Rigor

    How hard are the Courses for aeronautical engineering?

    In three sentences

    I am a looking into this college and have some questions. if your a student here please answer them, the more stars the more important . Thank you.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ballroom Dancing!

    Food and Dining

    Too much grease

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are ok but apparently better than other schools

    Academic Rigor

    Extremely hard courses

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your teachers constantly; they are there to help!

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a very good but expensive school. Here you are not just a number but a person. I have had many opportunities in research that I would not have had access to at other schools.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are very good and willing to help you in your need.

    Greek Life

    I don't now much about Greek life, but I don't personally advise you join a Greek organization. You don't need them.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have everything from Ballroom to robot building to fencing, to RC planes to anime. We have lots of clubs and lots of wonderful people in all of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds, Geeks, and hard working students. We are a huge group of nerds. People who want to be engineers, pilots, and future government officials will fit right in here. We all are a little odd, but we are harmless.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The spirit rock is where you can spray paint anything you want on it. It's kind of a tradition to make sure no one sees you, but it's not that important. The student union is important because a lot happens there. Just on the other side of the road from campus, is what we call the Dells. An up cropping of rock where you can climb, take a hike, bike, and enjoy yourself on limestone and granite.

    Bang for the buck

    You have hard teachers that you will learn from. Yeah your paying $40k a year, but at least you know you have good teachers, and state of the art buildings to work in.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do, if you like hiking, driving cross country, and playing video games. If you are really looking for excitement you can drive the hour and a half to Phoenix and enjoy the city life.

    Food and Dining

    Not the greatest food, but it's something to eat, and if your smart you can make it taste even better than before by using the condiments and such.

    Dorm Life

    It's kind of boring, but it's not bad, just... boring. There's not a lot going on, on campus, but you can always entertain yourself down at the student union!

    Academic Rigor

    It's a very hard school, but you always learn what you need to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, and talk to your teachers. Never forget that you are here for an amazing degree. Go to tutors, and never give up. Ask for help when you need it.

    In three sentences

    It's a very good school, if your willing to work hard. Small student body makes it easy to get in contact with your teachers. Wonderful student body, who really want to help you as well as themselves get through college.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus seems to be a safe learning environment, but I have heard some negative things about campus safety's efficiency.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek life, but have witnessed many fun and exciting events on campus and would have to say that Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the way to go if you are looking into a fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of very active and motivated clubs on campus dedicated to getting you in touch with the right people for your profession, and practicing/ honing the skills you will need in the future.

    Great for these types of students

    Embry Riddle is great for those looking into flying or become any type of engineer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a GIGANTIC bonfire that takes place every year that is fun to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    So far I paid a great deal last semester and took all general education credits and was not completely satisfied with what I was getting, but have been hearing from everyone around campus about the great professors available once I start my core classes.

    What to do for fun

    This campus has plenty of activities, sports, recreational areas, a pool, and video game areas to take advantage of. If you look for it, there will always be something to do.

    Food and Dining

    From what I have heard around campus the dinning has improved significantly. My experience has been pleasant with the exception of the block pricing, which is being redone. There is also a great deal of variety in the chow hall with the choice of lunch points being used at the fast food joint on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus and cannot say one way or the other.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I have experienced thus far the academic rigor has been quite challenging, but as with any university the academic rigor fluctuates from one professor to another.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry too much about getting in that is the easy part. Just make sure to have your letter of recommendation and good grades and you'll be good to go. The bigger worry would be making sure to bring your A game here.

    In three sentences

    For Global Security and Intelligence studies students (myself), this is a great university with great teachers that have a wealth of experience to share with students. On the other hand I do not recommend attending this university for general education credits, as I have had not so great experiences with them, as well as the tuition is quite expensive for just getting general education credits. Altogether though the staff, admissions, teachers, students, and Campus itself has been fantastic and I would recommend anyone to attend Embry Riddle.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Go getters hands down. Internal drive is very important, but you have to leave the lone wolf stuff behind if you want to survive. If you have a plan and need with a fiery passion to follow it (aviation/intelligence related) this is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its right next to Prescott, the original capital of Arizona back in the day, so it holds some great history and shops. Oh and there's SEASONS!! The air, the temperature, it is just fantastic.

    Bang for the buck

    Most students who go the whole way get recruited while still in school. No guarantees but its a nice percentage. A Riddle experience goes a long way.

    What to do for fun

    A dude and his friends built a hovercraft....whats more fun than a hover craft?

    Food and Dining

    Freshman are required to initially take the full & day meal plan. Good food, good dining hall, and its nice to have ALL your food covered up front. I highly recommend the the dining, great salad bar!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms, you meet some interesting people and good friends. It's primary what you make of it, but freshman are led to create a more community based group to strengthen the the student body and maintain drive. Its worth looking into apartments or group homes in latter years, but the experience is worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    It may not be Harvard, but these cats specialize and know about their field in the most complete ways. If you are looking here, you must be looking at a very specific career field which is what the school is geared toward in its academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to save a lot then spend a lot. The hard parts involve paying for it and staying driven to succeed in your academics. Once you're there it quickly turns into home.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle contains a beautiful blend of climate, teachers, students, and drive. The most important thing that drew me into the school was it's unique opportunities in education that you do not find else where. Top notch all the way around, I can't think of any serious faults.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are no limit of what you can do here.

    Tips for prospective students

    you will not regret it if you come here

    In three sentences

    its a very dynamic college, its small in size but big on programs and education.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school offers plenty of things to do for fun and theres always events going on off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is okay. Not incredibly fancy but not to bad. There's options to choose from whether it be the dining hall with a buffet or WOW (world of wings).

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and you get paired with people that you will get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are designed to be tough and challenge you but not overwhelm

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people Join a few clubs and get active Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    The school is quite nice and is situated in the middle of the tri-city area. There's always things to do on the weekends and the school offers plenty of events if you aren't social outside of the campus. The school is also well versed in its students so you'll find a group who you can hang with.

  • 05/17/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Very poor food, but it's the only option, and you're forced into an extremely expensive meal plan as a freshman

    Dorm Life

    Nice dorms if you're a freshman

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult, but an overall good education

    Tips for prospective students

    Look elsewhere

    In three sentences

    This is quite literally one of the worst schools you could attend as a female. Many women are drugged, raped, or harassed. Nowhere is safe, the frats are to blame, and the school covers it up.

  • 06/01/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You can do archery for fun if you want because students can go to the range for free.

    Food and Dining

    Food is scarce, but is fine. Nothing is that great, but nothing is that bad either.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a little small, but they are nice because they have a separate room that contains a mini kitchen and couch.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very rigorous especially because it is a private college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are comfortable with a small campus and be ready to be challenged with a great program. Make sure you know that you are getting into a hard but in the end worth it course.

    In three sentences

    Embry-Riddle is a very small but comfortable and enthusiastic campus. It is perfect for those who wish to indulge themselves in their engineering career. It is also the best environment for those who wish to become a pilot.