Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 66%. As its name suggests, ERAU specializes in aviation, and popular bachelor's programs include Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Science, and Air Traffic Management. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, the university is adjacent to the Daytona Beach International Airport and Embry-Riddle's fleet of 93 instructional aircraft. A second Embry-Riddle residential campus is located in Prescott, Arizona. ERAU has a 16-to-1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 26. Popular intercollegiate sports include soccer, track and field, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball.

Considering applying to Embry-Riddle? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Embry-Riddle had an acceptance rate of 66%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 66 were admitted, making ERAU's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,017
Percent Admitted 66%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 36%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Embry-Riddle has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Embry-Riddle may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 71% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 560 650
Math 550 670
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted SAT scores to Embry-Riddle, most fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Embry-Riddle scored between 560 and 650, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 650. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 670, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 670. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1320 or higher is a competitive score for Embry-Riddle.

Requirements

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University does not require SAT scores for admission.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Embry-Riddle has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to EMAU may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 43% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 28
Math 22 28
Composite 22 29

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted ACT scores to Embry-Riddle most fall within the top 37% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to ERAU received a composite ACT score between 22 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Embry-Riddle does not require ACT scores for admission.

GPA

In 2018, the median GPA of Embry-Riddle's incoming freshman class was 3.72. Seventy-five percent of admitted students had GPAs above 3.25, and 20% were in the top 10% of their high school class. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Enbry-Riddle have primarily A and B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which accepts two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. Most admitted students have average or above average grades and standardized test scores. However, Embry-Riddle uses a holistic admissions process which is based on more than numbers. Participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule can strengthen your application, as can glowing letters of recommendation. The admissions office recommends that applicants summarize accomplishments, awards, employment, and activities into a resume format. While an application essay is not required, it may useful to provide additional information to the admissions committee. Embry-Riddle is test-optional for the SAT and ACT; however, applicants are encouraged to submit standardized test scores to be considered for scholarships.

In the graph above, the blue and green data points represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had averages in the "B" range or higher, SAT scores of about 1000 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 19 or higher.