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5 out of 5
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Degree: Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Graduation Year: 2014

I attended ERAU for my Master's degree in Aeronautical Science (MAS). They have since upgraded the actual name to MSA for Masters of Science in Aeronautics which I agree needed to be done to coincide with all the other Master's programs on the market. ERAU is the number one school when it comes to aviation. If you go anywhere in the aviation community and let them know you received your degree from ERAU they will know you received an outstanding education. I took advantage of taking classes in several different modalities to include face-to-face, online, EagleVision Classroom, EagleVision Home (like Skype) and blended. I totally recommend taking classes in as many modalities as you can so you know what is the best way for you to learn and it exposes you to new environments and new technologies. I have found ERAU is on top of their game when it comes to using new technology to include the virtual labs that are offered. I felt this added to my classes even when I wasn't able to take the class in a face-to-face environment. The cost for taking courses is quite expensive compared to other programs however, in this case, you definitely get what you pay for. ERAU is a regionally accredited, private, non-profit University, which were all important to me. Financial aid is available along with several scholarships both in the school and with outside sources. With outside sources, if you are in the aviation industry and go to the aviation sources, attending ERAU definitely has it's advantages. For finances, the books are quite pricey also but I have found that they are pricier when you are studying for the advanced degrees anyway. Some of the professors have gone to online books, which are actually cheaper and more accessible, especially when you are traveling or are in a military deployment status. They do take all VA funding and ERAU is a yellow-ribbon school. When it comes to counseling and advisors. I had some issues with the admissions counselors but after that, the advisors were FANTASTIC. I started with the online campus because I didn't know where I was going to be. It takes them a while to answer emails and I never got right through on the phone but once I transferred to the local campus (they are located all over the world) I didn't have any more problems. If I needed to talk to someone, I either called, sent them an email (answered within 24 hours - even on the weekends) or went in to see them (my preferred method of communication). I learned early on in my academic career to get everything in writing and ERAU continued with that philosophy. The advisors never quibbled with me on this and neither did any of the professors or aids I worked with. Even the library puts everything in writing. If I never wanted to actually 'go' to the local library, I didn't have to. ERAU's library is pretty awesome. They have all the latest research and periodicals and you can even 'check' them out. They will send you videos and books (even classroom required books) for your use and you just return them when you are finished using them (or by the end of the course). ERAU has lots of benefits even if they are a little pricier than most Master's programs. Before I even finished my second class I was receiving career services information. I've been finished with my degree for two and a half years and still receive career services on a regular basis. The best thing is that I don't receive the traditional 'we want money' emails like I still do with my undergraduate school. Downfalls; Cost is the biggest one, sometimes I felt like I was just another face in a class (only once or twice out of 15 classes), too many degrees to choose just one, cost of books required for class that you may or may not use (this was very frustrating).

4 out of 5
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Degree: Meteorology
Graduation Year: 2012

ERAU was an awesome experience, full of extremely knowledgeable professors in an encouraging environment. Honestly, without scholarships I would be in debt for at least a decade because it is a private institution, but it would have been well worth the money

5 out of 5
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Degree: Technical and Scientific Communication
Graduation Year: 2013

This University is awesome. All the professor are good at all the classes they taught. The staff at the university are very helpful. Good school and class schedules. I did online and class room. The school has a lot of high tech items that they use to teach.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2011

Tell us about your college experience.

At the time I was in the Military (Air Force) the school was an excellent fit for me because I was in the Aviation field in the Air Force. After I got out of the Air force the degree I recieved is very limited and I have been forced to take a position outside of my expertise.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

No, Because the degree I earned limits my job opportunities.

What advice can you offer other students?

Pick a career that you enjoy and a career that is in high demand.

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