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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, we teach the science, practice, and business of the world of aviation and aerospace.Since it was founded just 22 years after the Wright brothers' first flight, the University and its graduates have built an enviable record of achievement in every aspect of aviation and aerospace. 



In 1925, barnstormer John Paul Riddle met entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry, and together, they formed the Embry-Riddle Company to teach the adventurous to fly. This partnership was the beginning of a vision that has produced more than 130,000 alumni who drive innovation and keep the aerospace and related industries running safely and productively.


Our seven primary fields of study cover an array of aviation-related and non-aviation-related industries.


At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University our faculty are known worldwide for being leaders in the science, skills and business of the world of aviation and aerospace. And now, more of our faculty members are involved in research than ever before, supported by external funding from either industry or government agencies such as the National Science Foundation, NASA and the FAA.


Embry-Riddle’s Career Services Offices provide comprehensive services and resources to ensure our students excel in the global employment market.

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Student services

Our services provide a variety of resources to help students succeed academically:
  • Tutoring - Tutors are available across academic disciplines. The Prescott campus provides free peer tutoring in most of our subjects.
  • Advising - Academic advisers help students make informed choices as they develop their plans of study and pursue individual goals.
  • Disability Services - Providing reasonable accommodations to those students qualifying for services who request assistance, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Upward Bound - Assists local high school students and helps them better prepare themselves for college.

Housing services

Living on campus is an exciting opportunity for Embry-Riddle students. The residence halls provide an environment that supports academics with a genuine community feel. The Housing and Residence Life staff provides programs that create a living and learning environment that encourages academic achievement and assists students in their growth outside the classroom.

Each residence hall is staffed with a Resident Assistant who supports students and builds community. Living on campus will keep you connected to the University and involved with new friends.

Library services

The Hunt Library supports the Daytona Beach and Worldwide Campuses. It provides access to materials, information resources, services and facilities to students, faculty and staff in support of the University's commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

Medical services

The mission of the Wellness Center is to maintain optimum physical and emotional health of the ERAU student body through the provision of quality, accessible, comprehensive, and cost-effective health care.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, feature a traditional residential experience, complete with classrooms and labs, dorms and clubs, sporting events, and performances.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s 185-acre eastern campus is located in Daytona Beach, Florida, home to NASCAR’s Daytona 500 and “The World’s Most Famous Beach.” With year-round mild temperatures and more than 229 days of sunshine a year, it’s a top vacation destination and an ideal place to live, study, and fly. The campus serves a diverse student body of approximately 4,500 undergrads and 500 graduate students from 50 states and nearly 100 countries.

Sports facilities

The athletics facilities area takes up the western part of campus and includes the fitness center, gymnasiums, varsity soccer field and track, and recreation fields for both intercollegiate and intramural sports. Just north of these sits the outdoor swimming pool and courts for racquetball, tennis, and sand volleyball.

Student clubs

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott provides a comprehensive support system for clubs and organizations that promote student achievement.Joining one of these many groups is a great way for students to become active within the University and enhance personal growth. More than 100 organizations supported by the Office of Student Activities provide students with opportunities to explore unique interests and develop leadership skills.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — including the Daytona Beach Campus, the Prescott Campus, and the Worldwide Campus — is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate levels.

Student Reviews

MBA in Aviation candidate seeking some wings (in assistance)!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm enrolled in ERAU's online program. I have always been an advocate of the traditional classroom style of instruction but circumstances did not allow that. The online program is limiting my full experience.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very helpful faculty and a great environment.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great experience being exposed to the world of computer science and information assurance. Enjoyed learning and developing my skills

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