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Embry—Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
University Admissions
P.O. Box 11767
Daytona Beach, Florida 32120-1767, United States
Telephone: 386-226-6100
888-409-3728�(toll-free nationwide)
E-mail: univadm@erau.edu
World Wide Web: http://www.embryriddle.edu

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Embry—Riddle Aeronautical University
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The University Get Free Info��� Top
The purpose of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is to provide a comprehensive education of such excellence that graduates are responsible citizens and well prepared for productive careers in aviation and aerospace.

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.

Location Get Free Info��� Top
The year-round clear flying weather and the resort communities surrounding Embry-Riddle�s residential campus in Daytona Beach, Florida, offer students an excellent environment in which to study, fly, and enjoy recreational activities. The campus, which is located adjacent to the Daytona Beach International Airport, is only 3�miles from what is called the world�s most famous beach. The high-technology industries located in Daytona Beach and in nearby Orlando provide the University with an outstanding support base. In addition, the Kennedy Space Center is less than a 2-hour drive away.

Majors and Degrees Get Free Info��� Top
The Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle awards undergraduate degrees at the baccalaureate level. Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in a variety of areas, each with a focus on the aviation and aerospace industries. In engineering, students can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, and software engineering. Students who are interested in business may elect aviation management or business administration. For those inclined toward technological pursuits, degrees are offered in aerospace electronics and aviation maintenance science. The College of Aviation awards degrees in aeronautical science (professional piloting), air traffic management, applied meteorology, and safety science. Other aerospace and aviation industry—related majors include aerospace studies, communication, homeland security, human factors psychology, and space physics. Students entering Embry-Riddle with an undecided major have the opportunity to explore a variety of academic pursuits before making a commitment to a specific track.

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.

Academic Programs Get Free Info��� Top
Even a field as specialized as aviation requires a broad background. General education courses required of all students who are pursuing a baccalaureate program include communication skills, such as English composition, literature, and technical report writing; humanities; social sciences; mathematics; physical science; economics; and computer science. To ensure academic success, Embry-Riddle provides free tutorial services.

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.

Academic Facilities Get Free Info��� Top
The College of Aviation building at the Daytona Beach campus provides an unsurpassed environment for aviation education and research. The multimillion-dollar simulation laboratories duplicate the components and functions in the national airspace system, including capabilities to replicate actual weather reporting, airports, airways, air traffic control, flow control, and pilot and aircraft performance as found in the national air transportation system. The simulator building, which is located in the greater College of Aviation complex, contains highly sophisticated flight training devices (FTD) that provide realistic training in aircraft used in flight training as well as the major airlines. Flight instruction is provided in the Embry-Riddle fleet of sixty aircraft and a wide array of flight training devices. All aircraft are equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology that decreases hazards associated with traffic, weather, and terrain.

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.

Costs Get Free Info��� Top
The 2006—07 tuition was $12,210 per semester. Flight fees are charged in addition to tuition. On-campus room and board costs were approximately $3500 per semester. Personal expenses are in addition to the above. (Costs are subject to change.)

Financial Aid Get Free Info��� Top
Applicants for financial aid are required to complete the Department of Education�s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any other documents requested by the University. Students are encouraged to apply early if they wish to be considered for all types of programs. Florida residents may also apply for several additional programs that are available through the state.

Faculty Get Free Info��� Top
The faculty members provide an excellent balance of professional experience and academic achievement. There is also a healthy balance between maturity and youth among the faculty. Faculty members who teach in the specialized and major programs have had professional experience in their areas of instruction. The student-faculty ratio is 16:1, and the primary concern of each faculty member is personalized teaching in classrooms and laboratories, on the flight line, and in student advising.

Student Government Get Free Info��� Top
The University places great emphasis on student self-government. The Student Government Association supports publication of the weekly newspaper and broadcast of the student radio station, Eagles FM.

Admission Requirements Get Free Info��� Top
Admission is open to any qualified applicant, regardless of creed, sex, race, national origin, handicap, or geographical location. Admission decisions are based on high school work, college courses attempted, and SAT or ACT scores. Embry-Riddle encourages every student to visit the campus and have a personal interview before making the decision to attend the University.

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.

Application and Information Get Free Info��� Top
Embry-Riddle requires each applicant to submit an application form and fee, SAT or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, and an official high school/college transcript. Flight students must provide an FAA Class�I or Class�II medical certificate. When a student is accepted for admission, tuition and housing deposits are required by May�1. For further information, interested students should contact:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
University Admissions
P.O. Box 11767
Daytona Beach, Florida 32120-1767, United States
Telephone: 386-226-6100
888-409-3728�(toll-free nationwide)
E-mail: univadm@erau.edu
World Wide Web: http://www.embryriddle.edu

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Visit School Site
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Last updated: 10/27/2006