Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 61%. 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. In athletics, Embry-Riddle competes in the NCAA Division II as a member of the Sunshine State Conference.

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 2018-19 admissions cycle, Embry-Riddle had an acceptance rate of 61%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 61 students were admitted, making ERAU's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 8,551
Percent Admitted 61%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 33%

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 2018-19 admissions cycle, 70% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 560 650
Math 560 680
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 560 and 680, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 680. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1330 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 2018-19 admissions cycle, 41% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 28
Math 22 28
Composite 23 29

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted ACT scores to Embry-Riddle most fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to ERAU received a composite ACT score between 23 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 23.

Requirements

Embry-Riddle does not require ACT scores for admission.

GPA

In 2019, the median GPA of Embry-Riddle's incoming freshmen class was 3.81, and over 53% of incoming students had GPAs of 3.75 and above. This results suggest that most successful applicants to Embry-Riddle have primarily A 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 fewer than two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. Most admitted students have 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.