Reviews for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
This school offers a very high degree of professional training. I admire the fact that the school keeps up with technology and current affairs. As far as flight training, if you put a good amount of effort into studying, it will be time consuming but beneficial in long run. The academics are taught by individuals who have a decent to moderate amount of experience in the aviation field (Corporate and Airline). Overall, you get a good feel for the industry has to offer.
The workload can get significantly high when you incorporate flight training into you academics. You treat flight training as a class and it can take up a lot of time but with dedication and hard work, you will succeed. Most of the professors are very professional and considerate of their students, there are the odd one of two who don't show the same professionalism as others, but overall most professors have good experience in the field.
There is not a whole lot to do around Daytona Beach. The school offers events here and there. Campus life for the first year living of campus was a good experience. It was not what i had expected as far as college like. A little bit different, but definitely a good experience. Campus safety is good. We have our own patrol unit.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus in Daytona Beach is the premier academic institution to attend for a world-class Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. If your interests include airplanes, Engineering, or flying or anything Aviation or Space related, this University is definitely for you!
Classes are listed according to modules, such as Calculus1, 2, 3, each with a given credit weight. The classes are mostly small and a room size can range on 20 to 30 students depending on the module taken. The mathematics and physics departments of the school have the best Lecturers/Professors in the nation! Rest assured your Academic foundations are in good hands if you put in effort.
The school has over a 100 clubs and organizations, from Fraternities/Sororities, honor societies to interest groups such as Airsoft, Diving, Radio/Events DJ, Rocket Clubs, just to list a few. Off campus, ten minutes drive away is also the World famous, Daytona beach with its white sandy shores and beautiful view of the morning sunrise. Also, Don't forget the Daytona speedway, home to Daytona 500 and Biketoberfest!
For any aspiring engineers out there interested in aerospace, this is the school for you! I really enjoyed my time here.
Embry-Riddle is a scam college. First off, if you want to be a pilot, you are instructed on what is needed to accomplish that. It turns out that in order to be a pilot, you only need to know how to fly a plane. Does the staff at Embry-Riddle tell you that? Nope! They set you up with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science which you do not need! The flight lessons which you do need will cost about $100,000, and the Aeronautical Science degree will cost you another $100,000, and you DON’T need the degree! This is not a clerical error. It is a well-coordinated plan which they do with all students who want to be a pilot in order for the school to make money. The next scam is Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle. Everywhere you look on Embry-Riddle’s website, it says #1 in Aerospace Engineering. This rating was not the result of academic opinion or a reputable magazine or newspaper. This rating was from a CROOKED TABLOID known as US News. Why would some tabloid randomly – out of nowhere – get into the business of ranking the Aerospace Engineering programs across the country? Did the higher ups at Embry-Riddle do a secret deal with the crooked tabloid in order to get ranked #1 this year? I personally believe so. They are a crooked tabloid anyways. Next to talk about is the Aerospace Engineering graduation rate. Students are misled into believing that if they try their hardest, they will graduate. The Aerospace Engineering program is so screwed up that I heard that the graduation rate for Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle is only 3%. Does this make sense to me? Yes. Why? Cause out of the dozens of Aerospace Engineering students that I know there, only 1 graduated, and he admitted that he cheated his way through. The graduation rate at Embry-Riddle for Aerospace Engineering is 3% while the graduation rate for Aerospace Engineering at a better / normal college such as West Point is 50% to 60%. The next point is a very important point. Many colleges, including Embry-Riddle, require students to know Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Differential Equations, etc. It turns out that these classes are not necessary to know AT ALL in order to be an engineer. Especially Calculus 2, these classes are extremely hard. In order to be an engineer, you need to know Algebra and Physics. That’s it. West Point, for example, requires students to know Algebra and Physics, and that’s it. Find a better university than Embry-Ridddle. Most Aerospace Engineering majors that I know went through 2 years of college working very hard and failing over and over. I switched my major after 1 year. They gave up after 2 years. Meanwhile, almost all of them collected about $150,000 to $250,000 in student loans. They then maxed out the student loans that they can get from whoever cosigned the loans. They now have about $150,000 to $250,000 in student loans with no job and no degree. You cannot declare bankruptcy on student loans which means you have them for life until you pay them back. Knowing that students would ambitiously take out student loans and also knowing that the students could never repay the student loans, the higher ups at Embry-Riddle increase the tuition yearly. While current and former students struggle, I am positive that the president of the university makes a few million dollars a year. Embry-Riddle also markets their college as if students who attend will have spring break all year long. They send staff to various places of the US to introduce students and parents to Embry-Riddle. At these events, the staff gives every student an Embry-Riddle towel to seal the deal. Is this wrong? Yes, because no student at Embry-Riddle is on spring break year long. It is very cold in Daytona when it is not summer. Embry-Riddle is a crooked college. If you get A’s and B’s, you are automatically in. If you get any C’s, you are not accepted. Don’t bother working on your admissions essay; no one reads them. They make sure they seal the deal with students by putting the acceptance letter under a gold heading saying “Embry-Riddle.” Given all of these reasons, I highly recommend that no one attend Embry-Riddle. Find a better university than Embry-Riddle. There is a reason why most top students never attend Embry-Riddle.
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