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Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University (also called ERAU) is a private school. It has locations in Florida and Arizona. It specializes in aerospace education with a strong emphasis on science. There's a campus in Daytona Beach, Florida and another in Prescott, Arizona. There's also an international program for students worldwide. Both civilians and military personnel can take classes. Founded in 1926, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has over 4,500 undergraduate students on its campuses. ERAU students study on a fall/spring schedule. The Best Colleges edition for 2014 of US News and World Report ranks ERAU 11th for Southern regional universities.

Fees and tuition for 2013-2014 run over $31,000. ERAU is the oldest aviation school in the world. There are over 40 degree programs. About 80 percent of the students are male. There are over 150 student clubs including 15 Greek-letter clubs. The school newspaper is the Avion. The school has over 90 instructional aircraft. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with about 72 percent of applicants’ accepted. There are 13 students for each faculty member and about 30 percent of the classes have fewer than 20 students. Popular majors include Aerospace Science and Technology, Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, Business Administration, Management and Operations and Aeronautical Space Engineering. About 73 percent of freshmen stay for a second year. Forty percent of the students live on campus. Athletic teams play in the NAIA athletic conference.

Embry-Riddle started in 1925 and was founded as a business by Talton H. Embry and John P. Riddle. The company evolved into American Airlines. The school component started around 1965 with the school getting its current name in 1970. The Arizona campus began in 1978. In addition to undergraduate degrees, students can gets a variety of Master of Science degrees and a doctorate degree in Aviation and Engineering physics. There are also non-degree programs.

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