East Stroudsburg University, located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was originally a private normal school founded in 1983 to provide elementary and science education courses. By 1920 ownership was passed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, resulting in a name change to East Stroudsburg State Normal School.
Within seven years the school was granted the right to offer bachelor's degrees, resulting in yet another name change, this time to State Teachers College at East Stroudsburg. By 1960 the college had expanded its offerings, and by n963 was offering Bachelor of Arts and master degrees and became formally known as East Stroudsburg State College.
By 1982 the school officially was recognized as a university and changed its name to the current. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is a comprehensive university providing a variety of educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
East Stroudsburg University provides multiple majors, allowing students to choose a program of study that best reflects his or her interests and career goals. Bachelor degree programs usually require four years to complete and may be augmented by a minor degree that allows students to explore secondary interests or study a field related to their major.
Bachelor degrees encompass number of lower and upper division courses related to the field of study as well as general education requirements required by accrediting bodies. Master degree programs have a separate admissions requirements, typically including having earned a bachelor's degree, a minimum acceptable GRE score, and a certain level of academic excellence. Master degree programs typically take between one and two years to complete.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Though there are no set requirements for admission, students should note that a high amount of importance is placed on one's GPA and SAT or ACT scores when applying to ESU. Students may be considered for admission regardless of low GPA or test scores if they demonstrate remarkable talent, though this is rare. As a result students wishing to enroll should have above average grades and score moderately well on standardized tests if they wish to be admitted.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is used to determine need, family contribution, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year due to changing circumstances from year to year regarding an individual's finances. Students may randomly be asked to provide additional financial information prior to the disbursement or release of aid funds as part of newly instituted federal regulations requiring the verification and accuracy of the FAFSA.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is about 6,800. The student body is made up of 90% undergraduate students and 19% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- In-State Tuition: $7,100-$8,500
- Nonresident Student Tuition: $18,000-$21,180
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $290-$350 per unit
- Out-of-State: $740-$880 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||49%||$6,113|
|Receiving Student Loans||77%||$8,566|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
The overall graduation rate of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is around 56%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||36%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||18%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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