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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

A huge percentage of men flock to this specialized campus in Prescott, AZ to seek careers as pilots, aerospace engineers, and various fancy-named technical specialists. Technology is omnipresent at Embry-Riddle, what with flight simulators, the Aerospace Engineering Wind Tunnel, and numerous engineering labs.

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Selectivity
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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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A huge percentage of men flock to this specialized campus in Prescott, AZ to seek careers as pilots, aerospace engineers, and various fancy-named technical specialists. Technology is omnipresent at Embry-Riddle, what with flight simulators, the Aerospace Engineering Wind Tunnel, and numerous engineering labs.

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Prescott's climate offers exceptional year-round flying conditions and caters to an active, outdoor lifestyle. The University's western campus in Prescott, Arizona, is 100 miles north of Phoenix. The mile-high campus has an enrollment of about 1,700 students and covers 539 acres of high-altitude western terrain, with campus life centered in a one-mile area. The flight training center is at nearby Prescott Love Field Municipal Airport. You can choose from 14 bachelor degrees and one master degree at the Prescott Campus. Campus Established

1978 Location

Prescott, Arizona (mile-high elevation). Two hours from Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. High desert climate, exceptional flying conditions, extraordinary natural environment. Student Demographics

Approximately 1,700 students, from 50 states and 25 countries; 4 percent international; 19 percent female. Student/Faculty Ratio

14:1 Average Class Size

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Three distinctive co-ed residential centers, including newly renovated Mingus Mountain Residence Halls and Thumb Butte Complex, our latest addition exclusively for freshmen (47% of students live on campus). Clubs & Organizations

More than 90 student organizations. ROTC

Programs include Army and the award-winning Air Force Detachment 028, consistently named "Best in the West." In 2004, Det. 028 was the third-largest detachment in the nation. The Cadet Wing is home to the ROTC programs on campus, which offer attractive scholarships to qualified students. Athletics

Independent member of NAIA Region II, fielding six intercollegiate teams: men's and women's soccer, men's and women's golf, women's volleyball, and men's wrestling. Numerous intramural teams and club sports are also available. Campus

539 acres, including academic, residential, and recreational resources. Facilities

New Academic Complex, home to an advanced weather center and meteorology suite, computer design lab, and classrooms; Aerospace Experimental and Fabrication Building; state-of-the-art engineering and wind tunnel labs; aviation safety center with crash lab, advanced flight simulators; flight line with an extensive fleet of training aircraft a short distance from campus. A new Dining Hall opened in early 2008, and the new Haas Interfaith Chapel opened in Fall 2008. Another recent addition to campus is the Christine and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Library and Learning Center.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,879
Gender 79% Male / 21% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 94% Full Time / 6% Part Time
Geography 28% In State / 72% Out of State / 7% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 20% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 60%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 7%
International 8%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Ethnicity Unknown 10%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Greek Life 8% of male undergrads participate in Greek life
10% of female undergrads participate in Greek life

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Housing deposit due : Jun 15. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

47% of students live on-campus.

90% of freshman live on-campus.

8% of male students live in fraternities.

10% of female students live in sororities.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

Student Publications: Horizons

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Music Ensembles
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor financial aid counseling women's services
  • Facilities: machine vision laboratory, supersonic wind tunnel, fleet of 40 aircraft, engineering and technical center, aviation safety center.
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education double major dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) independent study internships accelerated program honors program ROTC, Air Force ROTC, Army
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology (31%), Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering (25%), International Relations and Affairs (14%), Electrical and Electronics Engineering (5%), Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other (4%), Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (4%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in business and administration not listed above.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, and their systems; applied research on flight and orbital characteristics; and the development of systems and procedures for the launching, guidance, and control of air and space vehicles.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Aerospace Engineers
Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of the atmospheric envelopes surrounding the earth, the effect of earth's atmosphere on terrestrial weather, and related problems of environment and climate. Includes instruction in atmospheric chemistry and physics, atmospheric dynamics, climatology and climate change, weather simulation, weather forecasting, climate modeling and mathematical theory; and studies of specific phenomena such as clouds, weather systems, storms, and precipitation patterns.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Atmospheric and Space Scientists
Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Software Developers, Applications
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Computer Network Architects
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
Computer Hardware Engineers
Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Information Security Analysts
Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Software Developers, Applications
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Web Developers
Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.
Computer Network Support Specialists
Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Aerospace Engineers
Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Electrical Engineers
Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Aerospace Engineers
Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Mechanical Engineers
Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in physics not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Physicists
Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of aviation and the aviation industry, including in-flight and ground support operations. Includes instruction in the technical, business, and general aspects of air transportation systems.

Job Opportunities:

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the flying and/or navigation of commercial passenger and cargo, agricultural, public service, corporate and rescue fixed wing aircraft. Includes instruction in principles of aircraft design and performance, aircraft flight systems and controls, flight crew operations and procedures, radio communications, navigation procedures and systems, airways safety and traffic regulations, and governmental rules and regulations pertaining to piloting aircraft. Programs may qualify individuals to sit for the FAA commercial and airline aircrew examinations.

Job Opportunities:

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
Commercial Pilots
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-winged aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. John P. Johnson
Full-time Faculty 80
Student : Faculty Ratio 16 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 80 : 20
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 35
Tenure Track Faculty 33
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 31

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 HU 144 and HU lower-level elective 6.0
AP Biology 3.0 PS 107 and PS 107L 4.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 MA 112 3.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 MA 241 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MA 112 3.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 MA 241 and MA 242 8.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 PS 101 and PS 101L or PS 108 and PS 108L 3.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 PS 105 and PS 105L and PS 140 and PS 140L 4.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 LCH 101, 102, 201, 202 12.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 SS lower-level elective 3.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 CS 118 or CS 223 or EGR 115 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 COM 122 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 COM 122 and HU 142 6.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 COM 122 or HU 142 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 COM 122 and HU 142 6.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 AES 142 or PS 142 3.0
AP European History 3.0 SS 110 and SS lower-level elective 6.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 LFR 101 and LFR 102 6.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 LGE 101 and LGE 102 6.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 SS lower-level electives 6.0
AP Latin 3.0 Open electives 6.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 EC 211 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 EC 210 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 HU 146 and HU lower-level elective 6.0
AP Physics B 3.0 PS 113 (Prescott Campus only) 3.0
AP Physics B 4.0 PS 113 and PS 114 and PS 114L (Prescott Campus only) 7.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSY 101 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 LSP 101, 102, 201, 202 12.0
AP Statistics 3.0 MA 222 or MA 211 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 SS lower-level elective 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 SS 120 and SS lower-level elective 6.0
AP World History 3.0 SS 110 and SS lower-level elective 6.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 50/100
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Acceptance Rate: 79.0% accepted of 1,689 applications

91% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
64% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
36% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite23 - 29
English21 - 30
Math24 - 29
 
SATMath540 - 650
Reading500 - 630
Writing490 - 600

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Class Rank, Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA

Important: Recommendations

Also Considered: Work Experience, Interview, Level Of Applicants Interest, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Volunteer Work, Alumni Relation, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Extracurricular Activities

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 4 0
Science 2 3
Science Lab 2 3
Social Studies 2 0
Foreign Language 0 2
History 0 1
Academic Electives 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $34,426 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $34,694
$30K-$48K $37,078
$48K-$75K $35,930
$75K-$110K $35,794
$110K+ $34,893

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $30,120, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $30,120 Same as On-Campus
Fees $914 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,550 $9,550
Books $1,400 $1,400
Total (before financial aid) $41,984 $41,984

Students Receiving Aid

90% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 60% $4,653
Federal Scholarships/Grants 20% $4,044
Institutional Grants 90% $9,911
Other Loans 16% $27,460
Pell Grants 20% $4,044
Student Loans 61% $11,497

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://prescott.erau.edu/financial-aid/index.html.

Estimate the net price for you at http://prescott.erau.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator/index.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

36% of students graduated on time.

59% of students graduated in six years.

83% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott graduates is $56,900, according to Payscale.

Athletics

Athletics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott participates in the NAIA Division I for college athletics.

Athletic Score: 68/100
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Athletics
Sport Contact
Wrestling KC Rock (Get recruited )
Golf Kim Haddow (Get recruited )
Soccer Adam Pearce (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Chris Bray (Get recruited )
Basketball Eric Fundalewicz (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Soccer Todd Poitras (Get recruited )
Volleyball Jill Blasczyk (Get recruited )
Softball Marie Thomason (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Chris Bray (Get recruited )

Rankings

PayScale

#41 Starting Median Salary Rankings

Washington Monthly

#1 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#93 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#101 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#292 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#312 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#383 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
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