Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, located in Daytona Beach, Florida, is the largest and oldest aviation-focused university in the world. Students can choose from more than 40 degree programs, including aerospace engineering and aeronautical science, which are the largest such programs in the nation. Given Embry-Riddle’s specialized studies, it´s no surprise that student life is a little different as well.
About 80 percent of students are male, and it may be the only school with dozens of instructional aircraft on hand and a student organization specifically for future air traffic controllers. Students can join any of the more than 150 student organizations, write for The Avion student newspaper or pledge with a Greek-letter organization.