About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Founded in 1926, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott. is a Private college. Located in Arizona, which is a city setting in Arizona, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 2,377 full time undergraduate students, and 62 full time graduate students.

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 109 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
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ACT Range

Admissions at ERAU are considered Less Selective, with ,31% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 28 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 61% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    84 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    62 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    85 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    85 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    86 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 77 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    86 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    87 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    86 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott?

44 Students rated Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Adrian - 09/24/2023

Embry-Riddle generally has incredible connects and professors, making learning and academics highly rated. However, the school cares nothing about its students and overlooks major issues including overdoses, mental health, sexual assault, and consistent food poisoning. Unless you are a cis male this school can be extremely unsafe. The scholarships are fairly available, unless you are a high income cis white male, and can help greatly with what looks like a high tuition rate.

Joey - 07/12/2021

It is an amazing school with such a great academic course. The achievements that other students there have accomplished are out of this world. Many people automatically turn away from this college cause of the price tag, but the number of opportunities that you can have from this School is exhilarating.

Makenzie - 05/12/2020

Embry-Riddle is a great school- if you are going there for engineering or aeronautical science. However, as a forensic biology major, it is easy to feel underrepresented and underfunded; there are virtually no clubs to join for my major. The general education professors are subpar, and I have yet to meet a professor that has done a great job of instructing students. Transferring might be the best option for me.

Benjamin - 02/16/2020

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott is a fantastic school for those who want to study engineering, become a pilot, or even work in national defense. The school provides students with some of the best professors they can obtain who all are extremely available upon either request or set up dates by the professors themselves. The campus is rather small as of now it has roughly 3000-4000 students however this is good as it allows you the opportunity to be someone on the campus and not just someone everyone sees as a number. The clubs provided are great and of course there is always the opportunity to create your own club. In terms of sports we aren't the most fantastic and I personally wish we had Football which seems to be the only one of the big name sports we are missing, However, the school makes up for this by having the best flight team there is with back to back championships for years. It is a great school in a great area and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested int an engineering field or the other two stated previously.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have learned to get along with groups of very different personalities and work as a team. I have also learned time management skills to be able to get all my work load completed and still have a little time for fun and relaxation. The program here is intense, but the school is very highly regarded in the aerospace industry to I think graduating from here will be great for my future career and life.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.


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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The students are the best. Most of us were outcasts in high school and nerds, but here we are all nerds and it makes the conversations and activities interesting. Ireally feel like I belong.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The school is very nice, there is a distance between the school and surrounding buildings so if students do not have a vehicle, it tends to be hard for some people to socialize outside of campus.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    It isn't particular to this school, but just the way colleges do work and have classes. They are very different from high school

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    It is sometimes hard to keep up with the fast paced classes.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Undetermined, unmotivated people.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I am able to fulfill my committment in the United States Air Force and complete all classes online or in residence. With Embry Riddle I do not compromise my education.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I mostly talk about the outstanding education staff here. They all have some for of military or government background and have a great personality to match their outstanding resume. Other things I mention are the connections you make with other students, since we're such a small campus. Sometimes, you'll find yourself with classes that upper classmen are taking, and since they're graduating before you, it gives you a chance to make connections with the corporate world before you even get out of school. Also, Air Force and Army play a large ROTC roll in Prescott.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    By far our tuition, it is equivalent to attending and Ivy League University. Just this year I had to sacrafice and take a loan out to pay for this years tuition of $60,000.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Embry Riddle is known for being the best school for aerospace engineering and the only school for GSIS major. Embry Riddle is also known for its success of employment post-graduation.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone is welcome to attend this prestigous university, but if you don't want anything to do with aeronautical talk then this university could be difficult to attend. I have, however, met some very interesting business majors that do not care for the aeronautic aspect. They were very wise and knew a lot about the business world because of the excellent teaching staff.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    What a waist of time and A LOT OF MONEY! I would highly recommend NOT going to this college! Teachers are bored and only care about their paycheck. I'm over 90,000 in student loan debt and will probably pay it off when i'm 100 years old with what they are paying pilots today! If you're thinking about flight school please go somewhere else and save a TON of money. OR reconsider becoming a pilot all together! What a waist.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Too many students, too little professors. Its the SAME schooling you'd get at any other college.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Non, unless you like seeing the same group of people out every single day. Very small click because its a very small town.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    That there is only pilots and predominately male are the typical stereotypes for ERAU. There is actually more engineers and Global Security and Intelligence Studies majors than pilots (Aeronautical Science majors), but there is a 1:5 ratio of women to men.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Mostly because their parents are paying for their schooling.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott receive some sort of financial aid. 24% were awarded federal grants. While 56% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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