Science & Engineering Profile


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers some of the most specialized and in-demand academic programs focused on engineering, aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence, and business. With the nation’s only College of Security and Intelligence devoted to the critical need for professionals, combined with some of the highest rankings for academics in engineering programs and alumni working at elite, high-tech organizations like SpaceX and NASA, if Embry-Riddle isn’t on your radar, it should be. 


Daytona Beach Campus
Located just minutes from “The World’s Most Famous Beach,” the 185-acre campus is an hour’s drive from Kennedy Space Center and Orlando’s attractions. Among the state-of-the-art labs on this campus, you’ll find the largest research telescope at a Florida university, the nation’s only space simulator, various flight training devices and fleet of aircraft, wind tunnels, UAV and robotics labs, and the MicaPlex, the University’s new research park. Year-round sun and a mild climate make this campus an ideal place to live and learn. 
• 6,300 students, 600 of those graduate
• Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC options
• Average class size: 25
• Student-faculty ratio: 16:1
• NCAA Division II with men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, tennis, and track & field; women’s softball and volleyball; men’s baseball and basketball; and co-ed cheerleading

Prescott Campus
Located in the mountains of Northern Arizona, the 539-acre campus features views of Arizona’s beautiful Bradshaw and Mingus Mountains and is a short drive from scenic Sedona, with easy access to the Grand Canyon, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. State-of-the-art labs include the nation’s only College of Security and Intelligence, a forensic science lab, advanced flight simulators, a nationally ranked observatory, a fleet of rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, and the newest addition to campus, the 52,000-sq. ft. STEM Education Center and Planetarium, featuring Robotics Labs, Engineering Design Studio, advanced computing and simulations labs, and more. With 300+ sunny days per year, this campus is another ideal place to live and learn.
• 2,600 students, 60 of those graduate
• Air Force and Army ROTC options
• Average class size: 23
• Student-faculty ratio: 17:1
• NAIA Division II with men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, golf, and cross-country; men’s wrestling; and women’s softball and volleyball

We’ve been recognized for a number of achievements. From a #1 ranking for an exceptional return on investment by, reflecting some of the highest starting salaries for Riddle grads, to our NSA designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, our accolades are many. Plus, our campuses are home to some of the finest facilities in the world for use by our undergraduates, including wind tunnels, tens of thousands of feet of engineering labs, a large fleet of aircraft, and state-of-the-art technology across campus.

Alumni and outcomes
Embry-Riddle graduates are highly sought by companies like Boeing, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance and organizations like the FBI, CIA, and NTSB. Students benefit from internships and co-ops with organizations that include NASA, Galaxy Aerospace, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, and many more. Additionally, special hiring agreements with airlines put our grads on the fast track to pilot careers. The alumni network includes six astronauts and spans the globe with leaders in every facet of the industry. In fact, each year employers flock to the campuses for the annual Career Expo, where hiring managers seek the industry knowledge and passion they know they will find at Embry-Riddle.

Facilities and student engagement
The hands-on, competitive culture encourages students to push their abilities and enhance their skills to prepare for the working world. Students enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities, including forensics labs, wind tunnels, rocket labs, robotics labs, meteorology and air traffic control labs, and the highly specialized equipment you won’t find at any other college, like the Aerospace Physiology Lab, where Pre-med students focus on the specialized needs of humans in flight, a CRJ flight simulator, and the STEM Education Center and Planetarium, home to the newest major in Simulation Science, Gaming, and Animation. Current and past Embry-Riddle students boast an enviable record of competitive success with projects. From the EcoCar Green Garage at the Daytona Beach Campus to the Eagle Works Advanced Vehicle Laboratory at the Prescott Campus, students can become involved in competitions that focus on green technology and land speed, while UAV competitions and Rocketry Challenges take competition to the skies and beyond.

Two residential campuses—one in Prescott, Arizona, and one in Daytona Beach, Florida—offer an exceptional residential college experience, with competitive and recreational athletics; student clubs and organizations; Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC opportunities; study abroad programs; and special events and speakers to keep you engaged and having fun while learning. Our Air Force ROTC Detachment is one of the top pilot producers among private universities and is one of the largest in the nation. Both campuses offer a mild climate, easy access to weekend recreational activities, flight training, and faculty with real-world experience and a shared love of science, technology, aviation, and space. 

Embry-Riddle offers rolling admission, welcomes transfer and non-traditional students, and is a Veteran-Friendly participant in the Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program. Institutional scholarships are available, and applicants are automatically reviewed for eligibility.