Propjock04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 76 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4599 times:
It does offer several excellent programs. I admit, I am biased being that I am a recent graduate of the Prescott, AZ campus. There are, however, other universities that offer a similar quality program for a cheaper price. UND and Western Michigan are a couple of examples. With Riddle you are paying for the name. It just depends what you are looking for...if you want to get out of the cold then Riddle is the way to go (AZ and FL campuses!)
Frontiers4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 173 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4581 times:
Its all right but extremely expensive. I am partial to UND (University of North Dakota) because I am a student here. I looked at Embry-Riddle for 3 seconds, I saw the price and think it is overpriced. UND and Embry are like two Cadillac at two different dealerships, one is overpriced and the other is fairly priced and you get the same exact product, both are offering quality educations but one is more affordable. Others may disagree about UND and Embry-Riddle but quality airlines go to both schools and recruit. Some will disagree with me and they are titled to their own opinion. This is my opinion.
Also yes it is cold here UND but you get better weather flying then in FL and AZ, colder weather=better performance.
Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 672 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4568 times:
The same programs can be found for ALOT cheaper elsewhere. Like it was said in previous posts......you pay for the name. I think now, in hindsight, there are equal programs elsewhere. Daytona is a nice place to go to college. When I was at Riddle, there were NO girls........one big sausage party, which kinda puts a damper on the social life many people expect when going off to college!!!
Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4559 times:
there have been quite a few thread about riddle here. i do have a few opinions about the school after going there for 3 years. basically if you go there youre paying for a name. if youre serious about being a pilot i suggest getting a degree in anything, as long as it doesn cost you $120,000 + flight training) and go to a school that is connected with a regional airline. you get the same education at any school, nothing spectacular comes out of riddle campuses. if you would like to know the background of my opinions or more just email me. believe me, there is a lot more to tell but i just dont feel like typing right now.
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HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4551 times:
**The same programs can be found for ALOT cheaper elsewhere. Like it was said in previous posts......you pay for the name. I think now, in hindsight, there are equal programs elsewhere. Daytona is a nice place to go to college. When I was at Riddle, there were NO girls........one big sausage party, which kinda puts a damper on the social life many people expect when going off to college!!!**
Thats really changed lately. Although females are still a minority there, I would say its 60% male now, 40% female, a big change from when I first visited the campus in spring 2001.
Propjock04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 76 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4529 times:
As you have noticed the mere mention of Riddle is quite polarizing. It seems like people either love it or hate it. Having the name attached to your diploma does open doors, though. It opened doors for me. In the aviation market of today, I want EVERY possible advantage I can get.
Apcaz8 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 23 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4513 times:
Lets not forget about the #3 aviation flight school in the country, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. http://www.aviation.siu.edu I went there for 3 semesters and its a great school for flight, again as others stated since i went there im bias but overall a great school, good airport, nice facilities, though as girls were mentioned SIU is more of an tech/engineering school so its more male than female, not sure on exact numbers, but a great school with a good reputation for flight as well as UND and ERAU.
WingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 622 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4489 times:
It is overpriced!! I go to UND, and am a senior, I looked at going to Embry-Riddle, Purdue, Western Michigan, and a couple other good schools. I settled on UND because of the price, the ability to get another major outside of aviation, and the fact that there are 4 real and complete seasons up here. I figured that I could learn to fly in any type of weather. AND we have won more national flying championships in the last 10 years than any other school in the country (just trying to tute our horn). Flying at UND I realized that it is the only place in the country that you can't fly in the summer because it is too hot, and you can't fly in the winter because it is too cold. Hopefully this opinion helps.
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Kalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4478 times:
Come to Embry-Riddle only for the Engineering Program (B.S. Aeronautical Engineering @ DB is ranked #1 and Prescott is #3)... It's well worth it. If you're thinking about coming to ERAU for Aeronautical Science, spend your $36000+ elsewhere. It's worth the $36000+ but there are other places to learn how to fly at a cheaper price. Average tuition for other than AS is around $28000. ERAU is a really great aviation school only for Engineering and Math/Sciences, but for AS, you should just go to UND.
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Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4436 times:
You pay for what you get. That doesn't mean that you buy your way into the aviation world it just means though you can get the same info and credits somewhere else when you apply for a job and see Embry Riddle they will most likely take the ER over other schools. I have talked to them before and they say that if you are going to become a pilot w/ them that you shouldn't show up w/ a ppl weather your a 44hr or a 500hr. Their claim to fame is how every thing they do is always the best of the best. I don't think it's over priced but that's because in my family education will always come first no matter what the costs are. But I do agree if you are on a budget that Embry Riddle is a little out of your rage. But you can transfer into them when you have enough $$ saved up. They have a very high acceptance rate for new pilots. Even tho it's the $44,000 a year slots you gotta start somewhere!
Nwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4359 times:
Steer clear of ANY distance learning classes. I had a horrible experience last Spring with them. None of the instructors emailed me back in the first week with questions I had. Its pretty shoddy (at least the distance learning part) and also heard the same from people in this area about it.
AAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4285 times:
I'll just say this about ERAU (and leave out my own poor personal impressions of it):
I had an airline recruiting/hiring manager tell me that he could look at a room full of applicants and within five minutes pick out every single Embry-Riddle graduate just by observation. Another five minutes, and he could narrow it to Prescott or Daytona. All based on attitude and behavior, and not in a good way.
ROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 637 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4272 times:
I will refrain from judging Riddle. I go to Purdue University. We have the best collegiate flight program in the country. Look at UND and W Mich, but I think you'll agree that Purdue is tops. www.purdue.edu
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Greenguy01 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4189 times:
I am a Purdue grad and when I was looking at schools I had to make a decision between Purdue, UND, Riddle, and Daniel Webster. I thought that DW was too small and I hadn't really heard of them before. UND sounded good but I wasn't sure that I could deal with the harsh winters. I think that Riddle has a great reputation in the industry but I didn't want to go to an all aviation college. What would happen if I didn't like my aviation classes? (Yeah right). I was very happy with my decision in going to Purdue. I got a great aviation education and there is a very good alumni base out there which can help when you are trying to get a job or internship. Go Boilers!
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Usnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 54 Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4178 times:
I'd say Embry-Riddle is a good investment for your money, especially if you want to get into mainstream flight operations with major carriers or military forces. The U.S. Air Force has been using the school for many years now, since they offer superb distance learning classes that are done all over the nation. I'm not sure how deep they are into Canada, but I would imagine that it is probably somewhere near you.
I'd say go for it, because once you get that degree, no matter what the cost, it will be with you forever. And, with a degree stating a school like Embry-Riddle on it, you really have a huge advantage over most people coming out of smaller schools.
Best of luck to you and I hope to see you in the air someday!
Jetskipper From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 375 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4152 times:
As an airline pilot in this current economic environment I would recommend not going to an aviation school at all. What I would suggest is going to the local state college and getting a degree in business, MIS, human resources, etc. While earning your degree go to the local FBO and do your flying on the side, in the long run it should be a little cheaper this way. However, this will give you an opportunity to have other carrer options when you get furloughed....and if you have a 30 year airline career you most likely will get furloughed at some point.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6101 posts, RR: 11 Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4124 times:
FLYYUL the best advice I can give you, is visit the school. ERAU is a good school, yes its expensive (but hey nowadays most schools are). This is my Junior year at Riddle and I can't complain, its not the best university in the country but it has it's prestige in the aviation world. Go to earu.edu it will give you a good idea on what the school is all about and then schedule a campus tour with the university. No matter what some of you around here say a diplomma with the ERAU name on it has its advantages.
Check out UND and Purdue Ive heard they are good too.
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25 Chepos: Warszawa UND- University of North Dakota- Too cold and far away from a big city for me. Chepos
26 DC10type: To all; Make sure you read Jetskippers response!! 3 up from this. I've got a BS in geology from Univ of Montana--long time ago and an MBA from Embry R
27 TrnsWrld: I recently graduated from ERAU in Daytona this last december. I spent three years in the aeronautical science degree then finished my career in Air Tr
28 Learjet25: I graduated from another program and got the same degree for less than half of the cost. I work with a guy from ERAU and he is not the favorite of any
29 MEA321: I am going to say what everyone else is saying...If you can afford Embry Riddle it is well worth it. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. I can't say that enough
30 SlamClick: I've heard ERAU grads call it "the Harvard of the air." I have NEVER heard anyone else call it that. It may be a fair nickname if you are talking abou
31 AAJAXFlyer: There is a definite attitude around Embry-Riddle. Having heard from several graduates, they could see the attitude on campus between students. Example
32 PVD757: I agree with MEA321, you get what you put into it. I studied and got good grades and have been able to apply my education and the "name" throughout my
33 SSTjumbo: Lewis University, if at all interested, has to be the most underrated flight program in the country. It's a small school outside of Chicago on a fairl
34 Night_Flight: The UND Aerospace vs. Embry Riddle is a popular question. They are both exceptional schools as well as many others are. I started at UND in 1997 and g
35 Olympic A-340: It depends what you want to do with you career in aviation. I am going to be attending Embry Riddle's Daytona campus for Aeronautical Engineering this
36 Devil505x: ERAU in Prescott is ok if you don't want a life. There isn't much to do in Prescott unless you are old and retired. Then its really nice becasue it is
37 Jfklganyc: I want to ERAU in Daytona Beach. It is expensive, but if you want a career in aviation (specifically flying) it is hand down the best private school i
38 FlySC: Well I am a student at the ERAU Daytona Beach campus. I have really enjoyed going to the school and I think that it is an outstanding school. If you c
39 Tu154m: One more tidbit from my days there: What does ERAU stand for???? Every Rich A$$holes University Erections Rendered Absolutely Useless It was also call
40 744BFA: I am a Junior at ERAU in the Business Program and eventhough there are things that I don't like about the university such as being required to take ei
41 N323er: It is a good school graduated in 2003. My only thing is the $$$$ My advice is to take all the classes there and then fly off campus. I did all my trai
42 Cancidas: Do they provide headset, books and supplies as well? NO! What does ERAU stand for???? Every Rich A$$holes University Erections Rendered Absolutely Use
43 Kalakaua: I'm not rich, and not from a well-to-do family. I worked my A$$ off in high school to get all the scholarships I needed to attend this school. Being a
44 Mrb757: Try Delta Connection Academy!!! I go there its a great school. It's owned by Delta!!!
45 Fly2hmo: holy cow, I'm due to enter this fall, and then these guys come here to downrate ERAU. I better not return to this thread or I'll start getting 2nd tho
46 B757capt: Kansas State University @ Salina 13,353 foot runway. Lots of great traffic and a Part 141 outstanding Flight school. 30 brandnew Cessna 172R Aircraft!