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jumpseatflyer
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Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:44 am

I am currently a student at La Salle University and am putting my application together to transfer to Embry Riddle (Daytona Beach).

I have a 1260 SAT, and about a 2.8 here and a 3.2 overall in high school. The website told me a 2.5 was "competitive" but the woman at admissions told me over the phone that the average entering student had a 3.3. I can write a wicked essay and can get some incredibly good recommendation letters.

I have completed general education courses here and I am not going to come back next semester (but instead move back home and work until August '06). I therefore only have 15 college credits.

What are my chances of getting in?

Thanks
-Paul
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:03 am

You're in.

Don't worry.

The running line with ERAU given it's massive attrition rates was that it was never that tough to GET into, jut STAY into.

Good luck!
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:04 am

Send me an email via my profile- i can answer most questions you have. I just graduated from that campus in August.

also, what degree are you going for?

[Edited 2005-12-02 00:06:12]
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:10 am

Don't waste your time. I spent 2 years there. The staff doesn't care about you and neither does the administration. You're just throwing money at them for nothing in return.
I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:19 am

No offense to those who go there, but I was told the acceptance rating is extremely high.
Go big or go home
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:25 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 4):
I was told the acceptance rating is extremely high.

Must be high. After all, they accepted me.  crazy  boggled 

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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:28 am

Are there any other schools like embry riddle outiside of Florida?
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:33 am

There is the Prescott campus, Univ. North Dakota has a aviation, as does Purdue I think.
Go big or go home
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:51 am

Purdue is a great program, the flight program is like a mini college inside of a larger one. You get all the individual attention that you could get at a school like Embry-Riddle, but you also get all the perks of a major university and fall back courses if you decide Aviation isn't what you want to do. If you change your mind at Riddle you pretty much have to transfer.

Let's be honest, North Dakota is probably the crappiest state in the union and Riddle is an overly expensive sausage fest.
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:13 am

Quoting NorCal (Reply 8):
If you change your mind at Riddle you pretty much have to transfer.

Why, is
  • Aeronautical Science
  • Aviation Maintenance Science
  • Aerospace Electronics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Applied Meteorology
  • Aviation Business Administration
  • Aviation Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Global Security and Intelligence Studies
  • Human Factors Psychology
  • Safety Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Space Physics

not enough for you?
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:21 am

im interested in going into some feild of aviation..i live in tampa so embry riddle is close but purdie just sounds so much better
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:00 am

Joness0154:

What were your circumstances?
What caused you to be so dissatisfied?

To all:
I am under the impression that Embry Riddle is one of the top aviation programs in the country. If this is wrong, please correct me. My future is on the line.

KFLLCFII:

Well said. I am very impressed with the various fields ERAU offers.

-Paul
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:29 am

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Quoting Jumpseatflyer (Reply 11):
To all:
I am under the impression that Embry Riddle is one of the top aviation programs in the country. If this is wrong, please correct me. My future is on the line.

Riddle definately has a very good name in the aviation industry, but don't choose a school b/c of a name choose it b/c you like it. Ultimately what will land you a job is your skills as a pilot, your flight time, and the people you know. (i.e. do internships and what not while you are in college)

Quoting Ffis34 (Reply 10):
im interested in going into some feild of aviation..i live in tampa so embry riddle is close but purdie just sounds so much better

FIT also has a flight program I believe, but I think they are more of an aero-engineering school. St. Louis University also has a very good program and the best part about that one is that the flight fees are included in your tuition.
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:33 am

Quoting NorCal (Reply 12):

Touche!
"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:33 am

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 9):
Why, is

* Aeronautical Science
* Aviation Maintenance Science
* Aerospace Electronics
* Aerospace Engineering
* Aerospace Studies
* Air Traffic Management
* Applied Meteorology
* Aviation Business Administration
* Aviation Management
* Civil Engineering
* Communication
* Computer Engineering
* Computer Science
* Electrical Engineering
* Engineering Physics
* Global Security and Intelligence Studies
* Human Factors Psychology
* Safety Science
* Software Engineering
* Space Physics


not enough for you?

Many other schools have 99% of those majors, plus a whole ton more

Quoting Jumpseatflyer (Reply 11):
What were your circumstances?
What caused you to be so dissatisfied?

Well, I started off going to Riddle in the fall of '03 with a major in aerospace engineering. I was not really impressed with that program and decided to change my major to Engineering Physics.

That in itself was nightmare number 1. Anyone that has gone there knows what the "Riddle Runaround" is. Basically, if you go talk to one person about something they try to pass it on to another for one reason or another. I had to talk to at least 15 people to get my major transferred, no joke.

After being in the EP program for a year, the staff did not impress me. Half of my teachers you could barely understand, and were unwilling to meet with me most of the time one on one to discuss questions I had about the subject matter, etc. I also tried to appeal one of my grades, that took a whole semester of working my ass off trying to go up the chain of command to get to the right person. Ironically it paid off and I got it changed.

I felt like I was paying 30k+ a year to go to a private school that should've treated me as such. They are not very supportive of the students. I have a few examples below.

Fall 2004, Hurricane season: Basically told to evacuate the campus, no help in finding places to say except they told us we could go to a local shelter. This happened twice, 3 times maybe. Luckily I had friends in the area I could stay with.

Alumni Relations: I worked as a student employee for a semester helping with alumni relations. Basically was employed to call alumni and try to get donations for the school, etc. I found out I was not the only one unhappy with the school, as more than 75% of the alum that I called either hung up on me, told me to go fuck myself, and then started spouting obscenities about how riddle was the biggest waste of 120k anyone could spend. The fact that the alumni are not happy with the school was quite an eye opener for me, and helped me make my decision to transfer.

The social scene at riddle is ok, kind of wierd in a sense that its basically all guys. Sure the clubs on beachside are ok, but there its all guys too. The girls at riddle think they are gods gift to men, and act as such. All the decent girls have boyfriends and the other ones you'd have no interest in.
Once you move off campus like I did its hard to find a party, etc, outside of the random frat party. Then again if you like to drink you have to find a ride, etc (they do have a free saferide service, but only for a ride home) while at a big school campus and the housing are all in a big area and you can just walk around.

Needless to say, I decided to transfer. I'm here at Purdue now, majoring in Aviation Management with a specialty in ATC. Purdue, like riddle, is one of 14 CTI's in the nation. In my opinion, Purdue has everything ERAU has to offer, but more. The aviation programs here are very good, in the top 3 in the nation along with ERAU and UND. We have a great flying atmosphere here, our airport and the surrounding area are very well tailored to student pilots, you dont have to deal with all the airspace that has popped up around Daytona in the last year. All the good uncontrolled fields around DAB are now gone, its all controlled now except Deland to the west, but they do a lot of skydiving ops there so I stayed away.
You also get the college atmosphere around Purdue too. Being around people with different majors will help you keep your sanity and get to meet a very diverse group of individuals.

Anyways, my fingers hurt now, but if you have any more questions about ERAU or Purdue please feel free to ask. One piece of advice I will give you though, is keep your options open. Do a campus tour of both ERAU and other schools you are interested in. I was blind and had a complete mindset on ERAU at the beginning which I now regret. If you ever feel like you want to check out Purdue, let me know and I'd be more than happy to show you around!
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:39 pm

Well, there's ERAU in Daytona, which has been discuss thoroughly, ERAU in Prescott, Arizona, which is as boring as hell, UND which has 12 degree tempertures these days, and Purdue in the rather lackluster Indiana.

Anywhere else where you can get a respectable aviation degree and that you don't have to freeze your nuts off?
Holy sh*ts and burritos.
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:56 pm

Quoting EclipseFlight7 (Reply 15):
Anywhere else where you can get a respectable aviation degree and that you don't have to freeze your nuts off?

ASU has a program, don't know how good it is though, it looked up and coming at least when I visited 2 years ago
 
norcal
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:58 pm

Quoting EclipseFlight7 (Reply 15):
and Purdue in the rather lackluster Indiana.

Indiana is a very boring state, and it is down right depressing during the winter. I wish one of the UCs had a flying program
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:45 pm

I go to the Riddle extended campus at night at Randolph AFB in San Antonio. Much smaller classes and they are at night, but the staff REALLY helps you out.
It is always darkest before the sun comes up.
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:36 pm

I go to Riddle Now.
I go to Loyola U. next year back home in Chicago

The difference between me and alot of people here is that my debt for the whole year is only 8k...not 40k.

Theres a crapload more of aviation in Chicago than in god damn Daytona Beach. Christ, this city is so depressing for a Polak like me heheh
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:41 pm

What is the reputation of Western Michigan University's College of Aviation?
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:25 pm

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 9):
# Aeronautical Science
# Aviation Maintenance Science
# Aerospace Electronics
# Aerospace Engineering
# Aerospace Studies
# Air Traffic Management
# Applied Meteorology
# Aviation Business Administration
# Aviation Management
# Civil Engineering
# Communication
# Computer Engineering
# Computer Science
# Electrical Engineering
# Engineering Physics
# Global Security and Intelligence Studies
# Human Factors Psychology
# Safety Science
# Software Engineering
# Space Physics

Let me put it to you this way. If I wanted to be an engineer (which I do btw, that's why I'm at Tech), I sure as HELL wouldn't go to ERAU!

And wtf is "Safety Science" anyway?
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:28 pm

In looking at universities, ERAU didn't even make the list due to the numerous complaints by either graduates or former students who felt they had wasted their money.

UND, Purdue, WMU & the University of New Brunswick are the ones I'm currently looking at.
Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:52 am

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 21):
And wtf is "Safety Science" anyway?

Safety Science is the easiest cop out major at riddle. We used to make fun of all the SS kids when I was there.

Quoting Jumpseatflyer (Reply 20):
What is the reputation of Western Michigan University's College of Aviation?

Pretty good I hear, that was one of the schools I applied to when I applied for schools. But, I never visited there and never really looked at it too much


Here's some more reasons of mine why I now go to Purdue instead of ERAU:

-Guaranteed 5+ hours of time in the King Air
-Opportunity to get to go to FlightSafety to learn BeechJet systems, and come back to Purdue to fly administrators, etc around in our BeechJet
-We have a 727 and 737 sitting on our school ramp here. We get to play around with them, fire the engines/apu/hydraulics, etc and observe the systems with hands on experience.
-We have real sports here, Big10  Smile
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jumpseatflyer
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:17 am

Joness0154,

According to the Purdue website, entering students must have a student pilot rating. From what I gather, the first two years are working towards the Commercial Rating, and the second two years, the Proffesional Flight program, is when they delve into more involved stuff like hours in the static 727/737 (VERY COOL by the way). Is this correct?

The place seems a lot more competitive than ERAU. The deadline for admission to Fall 2006 was November 15 (damn).

Thank for you help/replies.

-Paul
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:43 am

You have to have a student pilot certificate for ERAU too. All it is, is a medical with spots for solo endorsements on the back and such.

And yes the rest is correct. I find myself with a much more qualified group of people with the competitiveness in the program here.

You can also apply for the aviation management program for the first year, get your GenEd's and ground schools out of the way (the first year of management and flight is the same) and then CODO (degree change) into flight your second year. That is somewhat what I am doing, although I already have my PPSEL and insrument rating
I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:14 am

Quoting Jumpseatflyer (Reply 20):
What is the reputation of Western Michigan University's College of Aviation?

Definitly worth a look! I was going to go there (being from W. Mich. myself) until I joined the military. Last I heard they were number 2 behind ERAU. Only like 8 to 900 aviation science enrollments per year on average from what I was told. Plus, WMU has alliances with airlines for internships and the like. I strongly urge you to check them out. Besides, you'd get to live in Western Michigan, near a city called Kalamazoo, that's worth tuition itself! lol
Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:59 am

I personally like the program at UND. I go here now, and it is my second year, and the money has been worth it so far. Yes its cold, but oh well. Didnt scare me away. I visited during a -42 F day (yes tahts 42 BELOW), and it was fine. Today is was 4 degrees and im wearing a sweatshirt. But i must say unless you appreciate vastness and frontierness, Grand Forks is one hell of a boring place.

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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:48 am

Quoting Jumpseatflyer (Reply 20):
What is the reputation of Western Michigan University's College of Aviation?

WMU is good, except for the fact that we have lake effect snow so basically, you won't fly from December 1st to March first.

The ten day forecast has snow in it for every day.

They have 2 arrows, which one is always down for maintenace so flights are routinely cancelled.

They have seminoles and senecas that routinely have engine problems and are down for maintenance.

Dispatch never calls to let you know the planes are down.

After your instrument rating, you'll sit on your ass for at least a month waiting for a slot in the arrow or multi's.

You have to wait close to a month for stage checks.

I would take your tuition money to a place with good weather. I wish I did that.
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:03 am

You will have NO PROBLEM getting into ERAU. I have never heard of anyone getting rejected. Basically if you want to pay for this, then you are in.
 
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RE: Embry Riddle Admission

Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:25 pm

In response to reply 23. Just what is so bad about safety science. I am a current safety science major and it is a very respectable major. If you have any interest in aviaton safety it is a great major because it will give you a great background in accident investigation as well as aviation safety programs. I'll be honest and say that it definitely isn't as hard as say the engineering degrees but that doesn't make it any less important. Besides, whenever the pilots, engineers, or maintenance people screw up an aircraft, we are the ones who have to figure out what they screwed up, why they did it, and what needs to be done to prevent it from happening again. Next time you complete a trip in any aircraft, you should thank a safety person for all of the work that has been done to enable your safe travel in that aircraft.
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