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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,656, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 256 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 133. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,240 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,600 (2011-12).
Students at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania have about 60 options for undergraduate majors, from sports management to earth-space science. As a former preparatory college for teachers, ESU also offers a variety of education degrees. Outside of class, there’s more than 120 student organizations to join, as well as upwards of 20 Division II sports teams, known as the East Stroudsburg University Warriors. The ESU athletic teams compete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). First-year students who live on campus in East Stroudsburg typically start out in three-person rooms, though they may be moved into standard double rooms within the first few weeks of school. The campus is close to the Pocono Mountains, a vacation destination near the border of New Jersey.
ESU is a public school in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, and also offers a variety of graduate degree options, including a Speech-Language Pathology program and a College of Education, among other academic degree programs and departments. Notable alumni of East Stroudsburg University include former U.S. soccer goalkeeper Bob Rigby and Vanderbilt University football coach James Franklin.
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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is devoted to providing quality programs in traditional and emerging fields of study, recognizing and promoting human and intellectual diversity while preparing graduates to enter a complex global society. Known internationally for strengths in science and technology. ESU supports a Center for Research and Economic Development to enhance the community's business climate. The university's Business Accelerator allows students, faculty and entrepreneurs to cooperatively develop enterprising new start-up businesses.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is April 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is $45. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 80.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||80.6%|
|Application deadline||April 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 1|
The student-faculty ratio at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is 24:1, and the school has 15.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||36|
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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,656, with a gender distribution of 45.2 percent male students and 54.8 percent female students. At this school, 42.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57.3 percent of students live off campus. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, 45 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
|Students who have cars on campus||45%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, 59.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,707.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,240 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,600 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,948 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data