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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Campus Life Reviews

On-Campus Housing
Excellent

12%

Very Good

43%

Average

27%

Poor

13%

Terrible

5%

Off-Campus Housing
Excellent

0%

Very Good

55%

Average

25%

Poor

15%

Terrible

5%

Campus Food
Excellent

14%

Very Good

20%

Average

31%

Poor

19%

Terrible

16%

Campus Facilities
Excellent

40%

Very Good

41%

Average

14%

Poor

3%

Terrible

2%

Class Size
Excellent

67%

Very Good

24%

Average

5%

Poor

3%

Terrible

1%

Activities
Excellent

35%

Very Good

34%

Average

21%

Poor

6%

Terrible

4%

Local Services
Excellent

40%

Very Good

32%

Average

15%

Poor

8%

Terrible

5%

Academics
Excellent

42%

Very Good

30%

Average

11%

Poor

8%

Terrible

9%

Overall Review for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

Excellent

40%

Very Good

48%

Average

11%

Poor

1%

Terrible

0%

We Asked Students, What's your overall opinion of this school?

Alex

ERAU has high standards. You are paying for the name. Many of your gen ed won't transfer over, they are very particular about course transfers of credit. If you don't get involved in research you've wasted your time. ERAU is designed for people who want to succeed and not just party away their college experience. The new Union is amazing but the Sodexo food is still only OK. Also, remember ERAU is 80% males (roughly). It can be a competitive environment and the ROTC influence is also pretty visible when walking around campus, you will see lots of ROTC in uniform. The dorms are tight, but do the job. Just rent your own place after the required dorm stay, you will save a lot of money. If you are academically motivated, don't care much about sports, and interested in Aviation, this is the place to be. For what it's worth, Daytona Beach has a reputation for being a party town for college spring break etc, but living there outside of those few weeks of chaos is a different story. The public transit is very limited, you will want a car, the campus is small and gets smaller as you move up in years staying there. The beach is right nearby, but it's almost always busy. Most of the entertainment happens near the beach and that can be a sketchy area around the clubs. Most ERAU students who succeed are too focused or busy on schoolwork to actually care about the nightlife and such, but it does exist.

Frank

It is a really cool school! Even when you're off-campus, there are plenty of students around the area. The beach is just down the road so it's not a bad idea to gather a group of your friends and head down to the beach. The locals give nothing but compliments to the school, so the locals would already love you.

David

Outstanding school if you are in either Engineering or Aviation. The classes are tough, but they are that way to make students the best they can be. The teachers are there to make sure that students are there to be the best they can be. I would recommend this school to anyone in those fields.

Hannah

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is very different from any other university I have had the honor to visit. The campus is very beautiful, high tech, well maintained. The newly added student union and residence halls are gorgeous, and some may even say architectural masterpieces. Every residence hall’s facilities are working in great condition and are very spacious compared to other schools. While the tuition price is very high, the quality of education you are receiving from ERAU is worth the money. The professors are kind, considerate, and are always available for office hours. With many of the professors that I have encountered while attending ERAU, I have noticed that simply asking for help opens opportunities for extensions or help in the subject. Their class sizes are also quite small, which is amazing if you are a hands on/direct learner. I would 10/10 recommend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to anyone looking to go into the aviation industry, theres no place better!

Justin

Embry Riddle is the best aviation university around. There is a campus in Daytona Beach Florida as well as Prescott Arizona They have a state of the art student union. The beautiful Daytona Beach campus is located directly at the airport and minutes from the beach. There are over 200 clubs to join. Embry Riddle is not an oversized university.

Mariano

This is a fantastic school! If you have a studious mindset, clear goals in life, and want to come to a university where you are surrounded by dedicated and like-minded individuals who share a passion for aviation, this is the school for you. ERAU offers some of the finest resources in pilot training, with safety and quality being the number one priority. Although some of our facilities such as the UC and administrative offices are a bit out-dated and could use a renovation, it is just temporary until the new Student Center opens (hopefully) in 2018. The campus is constantly expanding and working to provide us with the best possible resources. I must warn you -- tuition and flight costs add up FAST. It is imperative that you find scholarships and/or money early on to continue your studies. Otherwise, you may not afford to finish the degree program (remember, there is a limit as to how much you can take in subsidized loans). Overall, if you make the most of it and feel like this is the place for you (I know I do), go for it. You won't find any school quite like this anywhere in the world.

Cameron

I think Embry-Riddle is a great school, and I would recommend it to anyone with interest in aeronautics or the defense industry. It's not the school to come to if you want to be a doctor or a lawyer, but definitely the right school for you if you dream to be an engineer, or physicist, or even a drone flyer. The campus is beautiful, and warm year round. We are only 4 and a half miles from the beach. We have plenty of great clubs and opportunities to get involved in on campus, and off campus. Overall, I would say it is a great school that is worth the money, and I plan on staying here for my 4-5 Years, and graduating with a degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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jasmine

This school is great for anything aerospace-related. Otherwise, you could go to another college for much less with the same recognition for your major. The class sizes are around 30, so the teachers will know you by name or at least your face. The teachers are all required to have a ton of office hours, and I have yet to meet a professor who is not willing to meet if you cannot make the office hours. Daytona Beach can be very unsafe outside the school, but it works out well because you end up focusing on school rather than doing other things on the weekend (which is nice if you're an engineer with pounds of homework). The school has Sodexo and it kinda tastes like nothing, so cooking is a better option. Unfortunately, Freshmen have to live on campus and most will not have the ability to cook. However, Dining Dollars is more cost effective if you are not spending 11$ on every meal (which is not likely) and do not expire weekly, so it allows you to be more flexible. All the dorms except Chanute (which is off-campus) are nice.

Ashley

Overall this is a good school, but the price is quite high. Only attend here if you are absolutely positive it will greatly enhance your career goals. Even if you know what future career you want, it may change and that is okay. There are many professors willing to talk you through the process and help you with the best direction for your life.

Brendan

I am a person who has been obsessed with airplanes and anything that flies since I was 2 years old. Embry-Riddle provides the environment for someone like me, and there are a lot of people just like myself. The classes are small and therefore much more personal, as well as quality instruction coming from the professors. Not only that but there are always events going on related to aircraft, maybe they'll have a small regional jet on the ramp to tour, you can always observe a flight for free on the aircraft Riddle flies, they even had NASA's SOFIA come visit and we got a tour of that aircraft. My only complaint is the Aeronautical Science major isn't in the major list above, AS is a flight major, piloting. I absolutely love Embry-Riddle and anyone who likes aircraft should go there.

Alyson

I love it here. There's a lot of construction going on so we have to pay attention close but I absolutely love everything about the school. The only thing I'd change is for there to be more food options and for some places to stay open a little later.

Caitlin

Embry riddle is an overall good school. There are a lot of opportunities for advancement in your education. Clubs and organizations are also a big part of the Embry Riddle community by providing free food and events on at least a weekly basis. The professors for the most part are there and willing to help at any means.

Dean

Certain coursework can be challenging and the workload is definitely high but professors are always willing to help. If you have no way of getting around there isn't much to do on campus so get used to sitting in your dorm trying to find something entertaining.

Jonathon

At the beginning of my college search, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (a.k.a. ERAU) was at the top of my list. Now, two years later, ERAU is still my #1 choice. I love my classes and my professors, there are tons of exciting projects to join, and its all just a few minutes away from the beach! Embry-Riddle is where I want to stay.

Emily

As a rising junior I've been at Riddle long enough to form a pretty well rounded and informed opinion of the school. Although small and with a disproportionate number of males to females, the school works to provide resources to the students. Graduates of ERAU will have unparalleled preparation for the work force as there is an annual career fair that is hosted by the career center and there is an internship requirement for all students. There is plenty to get involved with on campus if you look and because it is a small university there are always people that you know on campus which can be wonderful. The school is expensive, but overall quite willing to try and accommodate students with financial aid. Many of my closest friends are people that I met at ERAU.

Trevor

Embry-Riddle is a great school that is known throughout the Aviation and Aerospace industries. The accreditations that the University holds and significant and the standards reflect in the quality of education that is provided by the professors. I could not ask for a better group of educators to be taught by. They are eager to teach and help where ever and when ever they are needed.

Daynah

After being in ERAU for 3 years, all I can say is that I enjoy it. At the beginning of the semester, I was quite nervous. Leaving my family behind and living on campus, I thought that I wouldn't do well. To be honest, I underestimated myself. I have adapted and learned many things from the university like the opportunities of getting an internship, learning from your teammates/classmates, professors being there for you when you need help, etc. The best thing I love about the university is the variety of clubs and organizations. As of now, I have joined three: ERFSEDS, SHPE, and the AIAA. I really enjoy it. Living on campus is not really bad because you make more friends and become familiar with the campus. Overall, the university is great if you are in a STEM field.

yvenson

Embry riddle is amazing

Samuel

Embry-Riddle has a very focused student body. The high standards cause student culture to prioritize academia over things likes sports here. There is very strict administration and degree requirements here. The courses are difficult, and some students decide to take classes for credit at other universities and transfer the credit to this school because of the difficulty and price of our courses.

Skye

It is a good school and a good atmosphere but sometimes the classes and professors can get a little tricky. There are times where you think this is way to hard to even consider and others where I have had the math department tell me it is their fault that I failed a class because they didn't realize that the teacher was giving us calc II material instead of calc I. but everyone gets a long and there are a few good gems in the rough.

Jose

At first it will be a little scary. It's not a big campus but it's also not small. It is very diverse, you'll see people from all over the world and you'll be amazed. Depending on which professor you get, you might have a fun class or a more studious class. Almost every professor here is great and friendly and will help you with homework but there are also some professors that look mean, but don't worry, they know what they are teaching and if you need help they will be there. You'll meet new people and make diverse friends and you will have a fun time. Overall, it's a great university to attend.

Tamara

I love the school. There are plenty of opportunities for growth and for careers after college. The only downside is that staying in Daytona all the time gets kind of lame. The good news is that Orlando is about and hour away and there is tons to do there.

Ricky

It is a well developed institution and there are many projects that involve on site upgrade that makes overall student life better.

Rachel

Embry-Riddle is a great school for those who are really passionate about aviation and engineering. Class sizes are on average between 25 to 30, professors are typically easy to reach and, depending on degree, there are many opportunities to gain project experience through hands-on learning.

Toray

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides an overall safe and educational environment. The university lacks in good food quality, reliable internet, and quality facilities for students to utilize. The high cost of attendance is not met equally by the resources provided to students. As a private university, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University can tend to put profit first and students second.

Norbert

embry riddle is like the eldorado for aviation and engineering passionate students theres something for everyone here. whether you just want to fly, build or manage. you will feel right at home. teachers here are great, facilities well maintained and frankly its better than the biggest airport in my country. the only problem is the cost. i costs as much as an ivy league school. But if you can afford it or find a way to get there, i absolutely recommend it

Katherine

Embry is an expensive school;However the faculty will make sure you have access to all the resources they have available and will not let you sink. It is a beautiful campus and they will make sure you are prepared and well equipped for when you graduate. There's nothing this school doesn't have that can be found anywhere else. If accepted, do not miss the opportunity because stepping a foot on campus, leaves you at awe.

Theryn

A beautiful campus with amazing students and academics. The facilities are top notch and are improving every year. Each students is valued and with the smaller class sizes, students are able to receive personal help from professors whenever necessary.

James

Embry-Riddle is a amazing school for anyone with a interest in aviation. No matter what degree you want to pursue, you can find it here and combine it with aviation! I'm a pre-med major and I'm able to fly airplanes while attending school. The professors are always available, the class sizes hardly ever reach over 30, and the campus is beautiful. You can't beat the Florida weather! The food on campus decent but nothing to brag about. You are better off finding food off campus if you are really hungry. Parking can be a problem if you are a commuter student, so if your class is after 10am make sure to arrive 10-15mins earlier than your class to find parking close to your building. The campus is small with only a couple thousand total students; this also makes it easy to walk to all your classes via Legacy Walkway - just carry a umbrella. Overall, this is a great choice in a university!

Thomas

If you are sure that you are looking for a career in the hard sciences, engineering, or anything to do with anything that flies, Embry-Riddle is a fantastic university to attend. It is not the stereotypical college, with students out partying and changing majors every week to "find themselves"; this is a very specific school for driven students. There are an incredible number of career opportunities, as well as internships, co-ops, and anything else to get their alumni out of the university and into the industry.

sanket

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a small private uiversity. It is very costly to attend. But the money you pay is worth it. Everyday, we see y new planes and can have a trip inside or sometimes also fly with a pilot friend. Food is okay but I love eating out. Housing and security is best. Professors are always there to help you out. You will never feel left out. Its small campus so, you will know most people. There are many clubs to join and many great positions to run for. Sports here is mostly for women. Also women and men ratio is bad. there are about 70 percent guys.

Jordan

It's a very good school but a lot of the legalities of finances and registering are a mess. We have what we students call "The Riddle Run Around" where you are constantly going back and forth across campus to get information and papers signed by different people in different offices.

Alexandria

Embry-Riddle is a school that values its students and the students value the school. I love the campus size because it is big enough that there is diversity, but small enough that the campus can easily be walked and you can usually recognize someone wherever on campus you are. The professors are almost always available to work with students and give the student their full attention . The professors welcome any questions related to the topics they teach that are of interest and encourage students to come by office hours, and are often available outside of set hours too. Everyone at the school takes their education seriously. Most students attend most of, if not all of their classes.

Nathan

Embry Riddle is just an a great school, if you are an engineering student. I am an aspiring Computer Engineer and am blown away by this school, the professors are almost always willing to help you out if they are in thier office This University also goes above and beyond when it comes to tutoring, offering tutoring centers with tutors that at least have a BA / BS in the subject and are intimately familiar with both the professors and the material. The rooms themselves are also covered in white boards, both on the walls and as table whiteboards, which allow for easy visuals from the students to tutors and from students to students. The food is just amazing with a variety of foods ranging from american, to Asian. The on campus dorms are second to none and have different configurations depending on your style, mine is personally compact with my desk under my bed and a large common area. Finally the class sizes are reasonable and even the large classes do not break 30 students, allowing you to speak to your professor and not be just one in the crowd.

Matt

Overall, I love Embry-Riddle, and this is because of the learning and living environment. Ever since I was a young boy I was always submersed in aerospace, between having a cousin in the Air Force, an uncle in the Air Force and the airline industry, a grandpa obsessed with planes, and an old neighbor that loved sharing his career of working on the “lunar landing module” for the Apollo 11 mission. Therefore, since Embry-Riddle was a college specializing in aerospace and aeronautics I just had to attend. There were also other reasons that ERAU drew me to attend, such as the smaller class size, making it easier to communicate with my professors, and the vast amount of connections that I would be able to make at this institution. One of the things I was looking forward to was being able to have peers that are also passionate about the same subjects, making it easier to relate with people and make long lasting connections and friendships. Another thing about ERAU that I loved was how dedicated and motivated the students are here. Everyone focuses on their work very hard and do not really mess around. Also, the opportunities to make connections to be able to obtain a sturdy job present themselves frequently. This is due to how much of a demand there are on ERAU students, which is what the investment into college is about. Finally, the support for the students is huge since there is a family like community at Embry-Riddle. In conclusion, Embry-Riddle is defiantly a rewarding investment and a great experience for all students.

Amber

I was skeptical about my school at first. I wasn't sure if I would fit in or if I could keep up with the academics there. My first semester was hard. I had a hard time making friends and I wasn't happy about being six hours away from home. However when I entered my second semester, I joined lots of organization that I felt suited me and my personality. I instantly began to make friends and my time at Embry-Riddle was beginning to look up. Now, as a junior, I can honestly say that I am happy being an Eagle and wearing my blue and gold!

Evan

My overall opinion of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, at the Daytona Beach campus, is fairly glum. The learning aspect of the school is great, only if you want to become a pilot or plane mechanic, nothing else. I came here anticipating a generally good engineering program, seeing as how they are ranked number one in aeronautical engineering, but it is lacking. The problem gets worse when I realized there is absolutely nothing to do in my spare time around town. Daytona Beach is a very nice area, but it is strictly a vacation spot. It only gets lively around holidays or breaks. Finally, if you couple that with the fact that there are hardly any females, the social life is utterly terrible. However, don't get me wrong; Embry-Riddle has great technology and the campus is a very clean place but just know the social life is practically non-existent.

Jake

The Campus is nice and everyone is really helpful in helping you adjust to life on campus. Most teachers will take time to get to know you and help you outside of class. Overall the campus life is like a small community where everyone helps one another out and is supportive of each other. There is plenty to do around Daytona and everything is very accessible.

Molly

I have found Embry-Riddle to be well worth the price of tuition. You can tell that most, if not all, of your tuition dollars go back into the school.There are many opportunities to meet and greet with major airlines and companies-someone is always on campus. They are currently working on a new student center and have recently opened a brand new dorm. The campus is close to International Speedway Blvd and is close to many shops, the Volusia Mall, grocery stores, etc. Overall, I'm very happy with Embry-Riddle and I'm glad I transferred here!

Alessia

I love my campus and university. It's difficult in some classes, then again it's college you get what you put into a class. We have a reputation and uphold it, the Havard of the sky is very accurate to describe our school. There are many opportunities for clubs and getting out you just have to put effort.

Ryan

I really enjoy my time at Embry-Riddle and spend a lot of time with classmates outside of class on the weekends. I would highly recommend ERAU to any student seeking a challenge, or anyone who wants job security straight out of college. Overall I would say that ERAU is in a great location for everything but traffic. The beach is ten minutes away for those quick weekend trips. There is plenty of shopping and exploring that can be done around campus, and Daytona Beach is only about an hour from Orlando and all of the attractions there. ERAU gets 10/10 in my book!!

David

Overall, I love Embry-Riddle. Its a great place to go to school; its a non-traditional college sort of like a tech school. I love it here and look forward to my following years of school here. There is always something to do that there is not enough time in the world to do it all.

Kaitlyn

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida is one of the best aviation and aerospace schools in the world. The major airlines hire more students from this university than any other aviation program related school. Not only can you be a pilot here, but you can have a major like engineering, homeland security, math, and be a pilot at the same time. How great is that? The students at this university are here to learn. You can feel this in the environment and walking around campus. People socialize and not on technology all the time. The students who are here are because they want to be here, not just to party or live the "grand college life". If they didn’t want to be at this school, they would’ve left a long time ago because it isn’t easy at all. This school motivates you as a person and makes you want to succeed. You are taught real-world problems, how to manage your time, how the mind works when it comes to aviation. ERAU is very diverse with its teachings. That is a quality that many schools don’t have. People feel comfortable here, and they can always be themselves because all the people surrounding them want to succeed as much as they do. We all have the same goals and on the same journey. This is one of the best universities for applied studies, including aviation, aerospace, business, and security/intelligence and nothing can change that because all the students are who contribute to that thought.

Korey

Definitely worth the price. It is not like the bigger universities where there are more facilities and services but that's okay. Also the large influx of students from various different backgrounds makes the school experience ten times better. However there are a few drawbacks I find. For one I think there is not a lot being done for International Students at the school. Embry Riddle is a good school and I definitely recommend it for anyone who has an interest in attending.

Abigail

Embry-Riddle is like any other University. It is competitive, entertaining, and costly. The professors are amazing if you choose the right ones, and the faculty is great. You just need to push yourself to participate and be more open to activities, it can be hard for you if you are a shy person, but it's not impossible. It is a wonderful University, however it can be very cost effective because it is a private school. It would be great if the costs can be more flexible for students to attend the school.

sandra

"Let's go out tonight!" These words are not really spoken at my University. Instead of going out to a party or at a restaurant, most students prefer to stay on campus in order to attain good grades. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a place where students can get help in order to attain their dreams and good grades. The people who help the most to the students are the professors. For example, Professor Jason Jones from the Humanities department was always there for me. My first language is not English, and I know that my papers are not the best, but Prof. Jones never discouraged me. He understood me and was willing to walk the extra mile for me. Embry-Riddle is famous for having professors such as Professor Jones.

Rachel

So far, attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been a wonderful experience. The campus is beautiful. The Honors Program is extremely well done. All honors students are housed on the same floor. So, first-year students can easily form study groups. In the residence halls, there are ample places to study. Most students at ERAU are either aspiring aerospace engineers or pilots. Since a large portion of the school focuses on engineering, most students have rigorous coursework. Therefore, Embry-Riddle is not a "party" school, especially among engineering students. Off-Campus, there are not many activities besides the Daytona beach. ERAU is a wonderful school for academics, but those seeking a "partying" or "social" college experience should look elsewhere.

Morgan

Even though people tend to keep to themselves on campus, I feel like Embry- Riddle is a very good college. It is not a college for procrastinators nor a college for partiers, its a college for people who want to truly make a difference in the world and the aviation industry.

Karina

It is a very academically-focused school with a reputation for its academically-focused students, which I respect and appreciate. What it lacks in athletic offerings and diversity it makes up for in extracurricular options and support for its students' success (academic advising, study labs, tutoring groups).