Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 30041 times:
Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 3): Quoting FutureB6Capt (Thread starter):
Hands down. You'll realize this when the thread begins to turn into an ERAU bash fest...People tend to bash and marginalize things when they covet what they do not have
Quoting Apodino (Reply 4): I agree with you there, as I am a Riddle grad myself. That being said, tuition there has become way too expensive, and that doesn't include flight training.
I'll add my vote for Embry-Riddle, being a Riddle grad myself, as well.....except I went the Aviation Management way.
That said, I've worked with people that have gone to UND and WMU.....they're good programs as well, and you wouldn't go wrong going to any of those three, and there are other good programs out there.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Futureb6capt From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 29941 times:
Yeah, my brother is attending ERAU right now actually. I was down there with him last month and it was cool, but not exactly a place to find your future wife-and very expensive. I know WMU has been considered a party school, but the aviation program is outstanding I hear.
Phelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 498 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 29937 times:
All your choice's are great. I am a UND student, but I think you would get a great education at not only UND, but ERAU, Purdue, and WMU as well. I know this is not much help, but good luck with your decision!
UNDAEROSPACE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 29635 times:
All these schools are good but, what it boils down to is where you want to be throughout your college years and what location suits you better. Personally im tired of New York and i want to get away from it so that is one of the reasons i am attending UND in the fall not only for that reason, but it has a great aviation program and the tution is somewhat less than other places.
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3480 posts, RR: 10 Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 29549 times:
Central Washington University in Ellensburg has an excellent aviation program offering a number of different aviation degrees. I've heard that they have a direct hire program with QX for their grads...
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 29473 times:
I'd hate to be the odd-man-out but DON'T GO THROUGH AN AVIATION COLLEGE. Get a degree in something elese. Contrary to what people might tell you there is very little you can do with an aviation degree. Get a degree in Biology or something.
One other reason is that you will PAY MORE THAN YOU HAVE TO if you go through an aviatio college. UND/Embry you will PAY. Before you look at the glossy UND/Embry student pilot broschures with smiling students/pilots and get ready to sign the doted line imagine this, you will pay 80-100k for college, plus the 40k for flight training. Do you know how much you will be making as a regional FO? 1200/ month. Do the math on your financial future. Go through you local state university, no body in the airlines care where you got your degree, they look at your flight experience first.
One last thing. What if you find that you don't like flying?? It's kind of hard when you have taken out loans for 140K for college and flight training to think about backing out. Think about this. You have so much more freedom if you go through a regular college and flight train on the side. Good luck I went to an aviation college for Freshman year as a aviation management major. I found that it was a mistake. Reason? I didn't care about running an airport I just wanted to fly, good thing this wasn't UND or Embry if it was I would have had to stay.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6 Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 29458 times:
Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 22): I'd hate to be the odd-man-out but DON'T GO THROUGH AN AVIATION COLLEGE.
I have to echo this sentiment. As is the case for all of you here on a.net, I have an extremely strong interest in aviation (in my case, I happen to find management particularly interesting). However, I did not consider ERAU or UND or any of the other aviation management schools out there. I felt that Dartmouth would offer me much more than any of those schools could, and quite honestly, after I graduate from Dartmouth, chances are that I could probably pursue a job in whatever field I want, including aviation, even if the degree isn't specific to "airline management". Economics, although more generic, will still give me the same career options as would a more specialized degree, especially because the Ivy League name carries a ton of weight.
I'm by no means saying that you have to apply to an Ivy League school; a regular liberal arts college will give you more opportunities and you won't be as restricted to such a limited field. You don't want to find yourself two years into the process hating every minute of it without any other opportunities to switch your focus.