I feel as though I am where I am today because of Embry Riddle... Nuff said :-P
That's not to say you couldn't have been where you are today without ERAU, there's plenty of alternatives...
ERAU is, of course, the school everyone thinks of when they think "aviation", but it's not an ERAU degree that's going to make or break your career as a pilot. I promise that.
I have to chime in my typical twice-a-week plug for Jacksonville University. We're partnered with the Delta Connection Academy (owned, you guessed it, by Delta), we offer Aviation Management and Flight Operations (as well as an MBA with a concentration in Aviation), and we turn out pretty darn good pilots
I refuse to get in a JU
-ERAU mudslinging contest but here at JU
we have a 100% safety record