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In addition to its traditional residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, Embry-Riddle serves the continuing education needs of the aviation industry through distance learning and an extensive network of off-campus centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. The total University enrollment (full-time and part-time) is more than 32,000. Approximately 4,400 undergraduate students are currently enrolled at the Daytona Beach residential campus, and more than 6,100 students are enrolled in graduate programs University-wide. Students come from all fifty states and more than 100 countries, which makes Embry-Riddle truly an international university.
Graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Business Administration in Aviation, Master of Science in Aeronautics, Master of Aerospace Engineering, Master of Human Factors and Systems, Master of Software Engineering, and Master of Space Science are available at the Daytona Beach campus.
Embry-Riddle provides cocurricular activities that appeal to almost every taste. Students take advantage of the many opportunities for personal growth and development through social and preprofessional fraternities and sororities and cultural and recreational activities. Embry-Riddle�s award-winning precision flight demonstration teams offer students the opportunity to compete nationally in air and ground events. Embry-Riddle also has the largest all-volunteer Air Force ROTC detachment in the country and among the fastest-growing Navy ROTC units and Army ROTC battalions. Embry-Riddle athletes participate in intercollegiate and intramural competitions in many sports, including baseball, basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.
The 66,000-square-foot ICI Center contains two full-size NCAA basketball courts, a fitness center, and a weight room. The ICI Center allows the University to consolidate its recreation/intramural activities and provide a place to host events and assemblies. The University sports complex also includes a soccer field, the Sliwa Stadium ballpark, and the Ambassador William Crotty Tennis Center.
The 5,300-square-foot interfaith chapel accommodates the variety of faiths represented by the student body of Embry-Riddle. It consists of a 140-seat nondenominational worship area, four prayer rooms (Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant), and administrative spaces for Campus Ministry�s 2 chaplains and student assistants.
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The Extended Campus is specifically attuned to the educational needs and challenges of the adult, part-time student. Embry-Riddle�s degree programs can be pursued through distance learning and at more than 130 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. Embry-Riddle�s Department of Corporate Training and Development offers a series of seminars, conferences, and hands-on training for the aviation professional.
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The calendar year is divided into two semesters of fifteen weeks each, with the summer session divided into two terms. The average course load for each fall or spring semester is 15�credit hours.
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The Jack R. Hunt Memorial Library is a 49,000-square-foot facility with a seating capacity of 800. The library houses more than 230,000 volumes and book titles and more than 340,000 items of microfiche, periodicals, documents, newspapers, and media programs. Among the library�s resources is a historical aviation collection that includes materials dating from 1909 to the present. The library uses the Endeavor Integrated Library System and provides rapid interlibrary loan service and wireless access points as well as computer terminals for research.
The Advanced Flight Simulation Center gives Embry-Riddle students the opportunity to train in world-class simulators. The center, with more than 20,000 square feet of space and four high bays, currently houses the Frasca CRJ 200, several Frasca 141, PA44, and C172 FTDs. These devices exactly duplicate the actual cockpit, adverse weather conditions, a full range of emergency situations, and virtually any flight pattern and complement flight training done in actual aircraft. The center also offers briefing rooms, a conference room, classrooms, a self-learning laboratory, offices, an instructor bay, a reception area, a lounge, maintenance facilities, and space for computers and hydraulic systems for the simulators, all of which support flight training at the Sim Center.
The Samuel Goldman Aviation Maintenance Technology Center houses facilities to support instruction in maintenance and repair. Avionics maintains an FAA-certified repair station, which affords avionics students the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of the trouble analysis and repair of airworthy aircraft and equipment. The advanced reciprocating engine lab (FAA Certified Repair Station 708-55) overhauls engines for the Embry-Riddle fleet. Engine test cells allow students to check the effectiveness of their repairs.
The Lehman Engineering and Technology Center houses subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels and a smoke tunnel; structures, materials, and aircraft design and composite materials laboratories; and a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing system. Embry-Riddle is also the country�s first university to use its own rapid-prototyping stereolithography for design instruction. Additional facilities to support instruction include the Lindbergh Center, which provides modern classroom facilities and chemistry and physics laboratories; the academic computing center, which provides hands-on experience with both mainframe and personal computers; and the Eagle Works Research Center, which supports both undergraduate and graduate research and other creative activities.
The 18,500-square-foot Capt. Willie Miller Instructional Center, a lecture auditorium and classroom complex, provides space for large audience events, including presentations by distinguished lecturers and speakers. A discussion/demonstration room is also equipped to facilitate distance teaching/learning and to enhance hands-on demonstrations.
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A student who is transferring from a community college or from a four-year institution and who has completed at least 12 semester hours immediately before applying at Embry-Riddle is considered a transfer applicant.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
P.O. Box 11767
Daytona Beach, Florida 32120-1767, United States
World Wide Web: http://www.embryriddle.edu
Last updated: 10/27/2006