Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, FL, USA

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
3.76 Average Rating

Melanie from Crystal River, FL

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
embry-riddle aeronautical university (riddle to current students) is the top aviation and aeronautical engineering university in the country. we are a very diverse campus, hosting students from all around the world. however, we are also very small, at only about 5,000 undergraduate students.
Tips for prospective students
make sure your math skills are very sharp as they will help you succeed in the classroom. also, a trip to campus is a must, just to make sure the location is a fit for you.
Academic Rigor
courses are very tough, very hands on, and very focused. however, because of the small class sizes, professors will get to know you, and will do their best to help you succeed.
Dorm Life
for freshman, i definitely suggest trying to get a room in mckay. the rooms resemble rooms you would find like at a days inn or a mid-range hotel. you split a bedroom and a bathroom with one other person, and a common area with two other suite mates. campus housing does a good job of matching people with similar interests up as roommates.
Food and Dining
food on campus is amazing. we have a chickfila, an einsteins brothers bagels (some of the most awesome people work there), a starbucks, an all you can eat buffet, a typical cafeteria, and many other options for food on campus. there are options to use your meal plan at every dining location, however you can also pay with cash, credit, or debit card.
What to do for fun
touch-n-go productions (an on-campus student organization) arranges many activities throughout the week. every thursday night, we have free movie night where they show hit blockbuster films. so far this semester they have shown movies such as money ball, real steel, and 50/50. many other organizations put on events throughout the week as well.
Bang for the buck
riddle is a private school, so it definitely is not cheap. however, you do get what you pay for. the professors here know what they are teaching, and enjoy teaching. job placement out of riddle is especially high, and riddle graduates are looked highly upon by companies such as boeing, spacex, northrop-grumman, and many others.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
the biggest tradition on campus is our spirit rock. this rock is located near the student center, and it is always covered in spray paint. different on-campus organizations, teams, and individuals will go out at night just to paint this rock. greek life will paint about rush events, sports teams will paint about upcoming games, individual students will paint about birthdays, anniversaries, and other things.
Great for these types of students
riddle is great for students interested in engineering, aviation, or pretty much any technical degree. all major classes have an aviation focus, so students with any interest in aviation (even if its from the business perspective) would fit in great here!
Clubs and Activities
there are so many clubs and activities already on campus: academic clubs, athletic clubs, social clubs, aviation clubs. but the rule on campus is, if there isn't a club for what you want, make one!
Campus Safety
safety on campus is great. they offer escort services at night, emergency services such as car battery jumps, they will provide you with a way to get gasoline if you run out. they provide many other services to ensure that the students and their property remain safe.
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Amanda from Warwick, RI

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
ERAU has the best Aeronautical Science program in the country. I could not be more pleased with my education...
Am enjoying being here
One of my professors told me that the Blue Angel's have a meeting every morning and before each flight... he said that before any one of the Blue Angel's talks that each one of them always say I am happy to be here, and I will fix it. Sometimes I wish the weekends did not seem so long because of my lack of ability to get anywhere off campus; however, this semester the weekends are not long enough... I cannot imagine myself being anywhere else. Did I mention that I love to fly? :]
Bang for the buck
You are paying for a reputation, a reputation that is well known through the aviation industry. I had an english professor who owned a flight school off campus and he was in the process of hiring a CFI. He had 3 people apply for the job... one person with over 2,000 hours, another person with a degree from a local flight school with 1,000 hours and finally there was a ERAU graduate with less then 500 hours. Who do you think got the job? Having a degree from ERAU exemplifies the quality of your education, and makes you as a student highly marketable after graduation because of the schools reputation. Yes it is expensive, but think of it as an investment in yourself. And it should not be long until your investment, pays off.
Tips for prospective students
Definitely make sure that you are absolutely dedicated to whatever degree program you come here for. If at all possible take your gen.eds at a community college or something BUT FIRST MAKE SURE THEY WILL TRANSFER!!! I transferred with almost a years worth of credits, so I saved myself about $40,000. Also, the library is a happening place especially during finals!!!! :]
Great for these types of students
Mature, dedicated and hard working students especially if interested in AE (engineering) or AS (professional pilot).
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Zachary from Stockett, MT

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
Embry Riddle has some of the finest professors around, with no graduate students teaching classes, and top of the line laboratories and tons of hands on experience, there is no other college or university to compare to this one.
Am enjoying being here
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University .. at where? Daytona Beach! Yes, that is right Daytona Beach. What is there not to enjoy?
Bang for the buck
ERAU is rated as the top school, ahead of the United States Air Force Academy, as the best aerospace school. This reputation of its says a lot about their curriculum and studies.
Tips for prospective students
Truth is, this college is very expensive and a very specialized one. Make sure that this is what you want to do first because a few undesired years hear, could put you in the hole for a while.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who loves aviation and flight. This university is located directly on an airport where hours and hours are spent at learning hands on. Also, this university is located at Daytona Beach where there are many outdoor activities to be had and clubs and organizations to be joined.
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Bryant from South Daytona Beach, FL

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There is A LOT of material to study and you need to study extra stuff on your own to be successful. If you cannot commit to studying EVERY DAY then pick a different school.
Am enjoying being here
The university is very diverse and you can learn a lot about different people and different cultures. Remember that most of what you learn in college is learned outside of the classroom. There are tons of things to do here and tons of amazing clubs you can join.
Bang for the buck
The embry-riddle name is a great asset to have on your application - many companies will hire you just on the fact that you made it through the school; however, the cost does not mean you will always have a state-of-the-art education experience. Often you will find yourself in charge of your own education, having to learn on your own. Also, there is very little - if any - financial aide. The engineering classes are worth the money (if you get a good teacher), but classes in other departments are WAY overpriced. Remember that YOU are the one paying for it and the teachers and staff WORK FOR YOU. Make sure they are working hard for their money and take advantage of every resource available!!!
Tips for prospective students
If you do not have strong willpower and a set goal to work towards, this school is probably not the best choice for you. If you plan on studying engineering, make sure you know how to study and learn on your own before attending.
Great for these types of students
Self-motivated, smart students who can manage their time and education well. ALSO: the school administration SUCKS!!!! If you cannot handle dealing with administrators and fixing errors and going through the riddle run-around back and forth to different offices (none of which know whats going on), I suggest you start from day one learning how this school operates and GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING!!!!!
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Angelo from New York, NY

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
embry-riddle has a way to make out-of-state students comfortable with the new environment. they also provide an organized flight program, and everything on campus revolves around the aviation world. the best part of all is that the flight training begins right away.
Tips for prospective students
prospective students must be ready to work hard and fast. the material is giving fairly quickly, but the quality is tremendous. it would be best if incoming students begin to develop study habits, and learn to ask questions in order to get the material.
Academic Rigor
the academic curriculum at embry-riddle is incredible. if your aspiring to be a pilot, then this is the perfect place because the classes are all about aviation. without a doubt this school has the best aviation classes in the country.
Dorm Life
at embry-riddle the dorm life helps you become a professional at your desired major; for instance, if your objective is to become a commercial or airline pilot, then you will be adapting yourself to waking up early. of course there are parties like in every other university, but the dorm life helps you become responsible about you obligations.
Food and Dining
the university has a variety of food and dining places. it varies from buffet styled to cafeteria styled places. although the food is good, it would be nice to have additional dining places and better quality food.
What to do for fun
there are many clubs on campus, which help past the extra time. embry-riddle students have created clubs that very from paintball squads to hockey teams. the atmosphere on campus is great, and as long as you open yourself up to new experiences you will have fun.
Bang for the buck
embry-riddle is worth every penny. the curriculum is a great, the campus life is great, but the best part of all is that the teachers do care about how their students are doing. if they see you having trouble, then expect an email or call from you instructor to verify that you are alright.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
the most unusual tradition would have to be the group of orientation members. if there is a game day, you better expect a bang on your door from hyperactive and jolly orientation members(the o team).
Great for these types of students
in general this university is great for students who aspire to join the aviation business, and are very outgoing and social.
Clubs and Activities
there is an amazing variety of clubs on campus. the best part is that if you do not find a club which fits your interest, then you may start your own.
Greek Life
walking down the pathways of the university you will without a doubt see fraternity and sorority members wearing their jerseys. the main cafeteria is filled with their emblems on the top walls.
Campus Safety
since the first time that i stepped on campus, there has never been an instance when i felt unsafe. campus safety does a great job at protecting students from outside influences and are always on watch.
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Dwayne from Jacksonville, FL

researching this school
6 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
at erau u will be immersed in both cultural and academic excellence i spent one week at the university and i learned more than i would have thought. i'm looking foreward to attending here.
Will enjoy being here
the dorms are nice even the freshman dorms i spent a week in apollo hall and the facilities were spacious clean and not crowded at all it was a great experience.
Bang for the buck
i recommend having a scholarship if planning to attend here while it can be costly it is more than worth it especially for the flight program
Tips for prospective students
scholarship scholarships scholarships!
as well as rotc the program there is top notch
Great for these types of students
if you are into rotc, and sports. or wanting to get involved in aviation and have an on site airport and less than 8 mins away from the beach this is the place for you!
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Christopher from Raleigh, NC

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach is an exceptional higher learning institute for anyone pursuing a career in the aerospace-aviation industry. ERAU offers an extensive course selection and flight instruction. ERAU is also located in a prime area of Daytona Beach which offers opportunities for fun, recreation, and employment.
Tips for prospective students
ERAU Daytona Beach is a premier institution and costly. Prospective students should visit the campus and begin applying for scholarships and saving money immediately. Prospective students should also communicate with the college recruiters and review the ERAU website for additional information and insights,.
Academic Rigor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is well respected in the aerospace-aviation industry worldwide. The academic curriculum is a primary contributor to this honor. Students are disciplined and competitive. ERAU offers a great support system to help students who wish to succeed do so. Freshmen should definitely take advantage of the academic support centers for math, writing, and science.
Dorm Life
Phenomenal is the best way to describe dorm life at ERAU! The dorms offers a variety of floor plans and affordable options. The RA's coordinate events and outings to diversify the opportunities for networking and FUN! Roommates can be selected by the student or matched through a lifestyle preference survey. Parking is also available if you bring your car. Most students bike or skateboard around campus. I highly recommend that students live on campus at least one year.
Food and Dining
The food and dining options are endless. ERAU offers some traditional food options on campus such as Chic Filet, Starbucks, and Einstein Bagels. My favorite are the dining halls because the food is everything to basics to gourmet. In fact, if the menu doesn't include one of your favorites or preferences, ask and it will be provided in 48 hours. This is especially cool for international students who want something from back home.
What to do for fun
ERAU students are focused, but fun. The opportunities for a good time are endless! ERAU is ideally located for places to have fun on and off campus. ERAU is close to the airport for get-ways, 2.3 miles from the beach, across from a major mall, and less than one hour from Orlando. ERAU also offers collegiate and intramural sports like crew, soccer, track,volleyball, surfing, and sky diving.
Bang for the buck
ERAU definitely gives you bang for the buck! ERAU is a higher cost school and worth every cent! ERAU offers strong academic options and attracts major aerospace and industry employers. ERAU hold career fairs each semester. Most ERAU students are hired into the industry following graduation.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
ERAU is located adjacent to the Daytona Beach Internal airport and the Daytona International Speedway. ERAU Daytona is also near two other colleges which offers additional opportunities for networking, fun, and dating. Another special place on campus is the interdenominational chapel.
Great for these types of students
ERAU is great for students who are well rounded, disciplined, and committed to pursuing careers in the aerospace-aviation industry. ERAU is also a culturally diverse campus which provides a global experience needed to succeed in the industry.
Clubs and Activities
ERAU has countless of clubs and activities. Some examples are crew, soccer, sky diving, surfing, and track and field. If you don't find one you like, you can start one.
Greek Life
Greek life is definitely available!
Campus Safety
ERAU is keenly conscience of safety. Systems and practices are in place to ensure the safety of students, faulty, and guests. Examples include the escort services, emergency call boxes around campus, campus security officers, and the online alert system.
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Meagan from Hagerstown, MD

a current student here
50 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
As an Aerospace Engineering student I have found that learning at Embry-Riddle is based on your ability to teach yourself. Some professors are less willing to help than others, and often you must ask the right questions to get what you need. You really need to sit down and review every day in order to learn and retain what the professors teach.
Am enjoying being here
The Daytona Beach campus has a lot to offer their students. There are so many activities and organizations outside of the classrooms that it's almost difficult to choose what to join. The school makes an effort to keep their students involved as well. The greek organizations and the greek community in general offer every student opportunities for advancement. Also, the Daytona Beach area is full of life and activities that anyone can enjoy.
Bang for the buck
Embry-Riddle has a very high cost of tuition. However, the University offers so many opportunities for the students that it is definitely worth attending. There is a career fair every fall held by the school that brings in top aerospace companies from across the country and all of them are looking to hire students for internships and co-ops.
Tips for prospective students
The classes at the University take a lot of hard work and dedication to pass. I started at 16 credit hours but found that taking 12 or 13 is best for me because of the work load. If you can buckle down and really focus on your school work then you will succeed. However, it is very easy to find other students who are willing to help you.
Great for these types of students
Hardworking, Independent, Straight A's in high school, Previous experience in the Engineering field.
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Josh from Boynton Beach, FL

a current student here
17 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
As an engineering student, I've learned a lot in the 2 months I've been here. I realize I'm only a freshman, but all the professors here are incredible knowledgeable in every aspect of what they teach. We're not only being taught academics here, to be successful in college you also begin to pick up leadership skills that will help lead to a better future.
Am enjoying being here
I love being at this university. All the facilities are great, we're right next to the airport, and all the students here are so much more respectful than those of other schools. It's nice walking down the sidewalk and almost every person you pass smiles at you and says good morning, good afternoon, etc. All the students here have a profound respect for everyone and everything around them. It's also great being here when airshows come into town. This past weekend was the Embry-Riddle Wings & Waves Airshow and it was definitely one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Being the airport is right next to the university, all the planes used are housed here. It's pretty sweet when your sitting in class and you have F18's or F22's flying over the campus.
Bang for the buck
Even though Riddle is an expensive place to be, it's worth every penny. Riddle is all around an incredible place to be and you truly get what you pay for. All the labs on campus are top of the line, all the equipment used is brand new and anything you could ever possibly need is available for you somewhere on campus.
Tips for prospective students
Anyone considering coming here should definitely do so, especially if you're considering a career in aerospace. This university is the best in the U.S. for what it offers and is definitely worth it. Just make sure you keep your grades up and make sure you aren't afraid to challenge yourself in high school.
Great for these types of students
This university is perfect for anyone considering an aerospace career. Even if you're considering a degree in business, homeland security, or a different discipline of engineering, having a university such as this on your resume will no doubt get you any job you could possible want.
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Darryl from Atlanta, GA

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors at the Daytona Beach Campus are the best. I just completed my first year and I assure you it is a challenge from the start. However, don't let that deter you from coming to the Daytona Campus.
Am enjoying being here
Daytona is a good area for school not to mention ERAU is conveniently located across the street from a Kmart, down the street from a Walmart, as well as next door to an airport. The beach is beautiful and a cool place to hang out.
Bang for the buck
Riddle is the best institution in the world for Aerospace engineering majors by far. Everyone will tell you its expensive but its definitely worth it. I have personally talked to Senior Aerospace Engineers and recruiters for Boeing and other Aerospace giants. Riddle is the place to be.
Tips for prospective students
Tip # 1 Get a good amount of sleep. I had two 8 am classes my first year. Teachers will lecture whether you are awake or not

Tip# 2 Do your work within a reasonable amount of time. A lot of people will procrastinate. The result is a mediocre grade if not an F.

Tip# 3 Get involved. Recruiters for internships are looking for people who are actively participating in activities relating to their major, not just the 4.0 student although a good GPA helps tremendously.
Great for these types of students
Great school for Aviation Maintenance Science, Aerospace Engineering, Software Engineering (w/ focus in Robotics)
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