East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, PA

East Stroudsburg, founded as a Normal School in 1893, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies, and Health Sciences and Physical Education, and the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences. Its 184-acre campus is located in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains.

Website: www.esu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,051
Undergraduate
Students
(56.3%) 3,407 Women
(43.7%) 2,644 Men
691
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 9,997 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.18
SAT Math
475 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
471 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,093
Out-of-state: $34,667
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,718
Out-of-state: $22,292
Room and Board
$8,700
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$8,679
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,182
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
221
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

East Stroudsburg Population
9,867
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
17.7% Black/African-American
12.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.6% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students
0.4% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 3  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 1  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
200 Prospect Street
City, State, Zip
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999
Phone
(570) 422-3542
Fax
(570) 422-3933
E-mail
jjones@esu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
May 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 9,997 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 6,115 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 3,882 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,282 (16%) of 7,849 admitted students enrolled
Women
733 (15%) of 5,031 admitted students enrolled
Men
549 (19%) of 2,818 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
343
Students Accepting Wait List Position
343
Students Admitted From Wait List
36

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.18
3.75 and Above
15%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
475 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
36%
Score of 300 - 400
7%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
471 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
39%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
16%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
Score of 12 - 17
28%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 23%
Top half: 60%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,093
Out-of-state: $34,667
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,718
Out-of-state: $22,292
Room and Board
$8,700
Books and Supplies
$1,324
Other Expenses
$2,351
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
undergrads@po-box.esu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 17
Award Notification
On or about March 17
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003320
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,242 (94.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,022 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
990 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
470 (47.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$8,679
Need-Based Gift
Received by 943 (95.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,927
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 818 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,164
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 934 (94.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,838 (64.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,215 (83.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,110 (96.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,525 (49.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$8,857
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,955 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,374
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,579 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,331
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,899 (93.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,182
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communications Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
221
Part-Time Faculty
132
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
47%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
741,540
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Secondary Education

Location and Setting


East Stroudsburg Population
9,867
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
258 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
East Stroudsburg
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
57%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
self-defense education, shuttle buses, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled building access

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x    
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf    
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student senate, stage ii, council for exceptional children, environmental club, national speech/hearing/language association
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,051
Women
3,407 (56.3%)
Men
2,644 (43.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,552
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
17.7% Black/African-American
12.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.6% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.4% from 20 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
691

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
41.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
49.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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