East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania was established in 1893 as the East Stroudsburg Normal School. It was later renamed the East Stroudsburg State Teachers College and became East Stroudsburg State College in 1960. It gained university status in 1983 and settled on its present name in the same year. The main campus covers more than 210 acres in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. ESU is organized into various colleges. These include:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business and Management
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Graduate College

The sports teams of ESU are known as the Warriors. Though most teams at ESU competes in the NCAA Division II, the wrestling and volleyball teams of the university compete in the NCAA Division I. Its athletics department fields more than 10 men's and women's sports teams.

Some of the notable alumni of ESU are Noah Samara, the founder of WorldSpace; Jim Saxton, U.S. Congressman from New Jersey; and Mike Reichenbach, linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1984-1989.

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg , PA 18301-2999
General Phone: (570) 422-3211

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East Stroudsburg University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching466instructional media design, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, health teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching
Liberal Arts232French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, economics, geography, political science, sociology, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy225parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer, rehabilitation
Science115biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, marine biology, environmental biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics, ...
Business and Management112business management
Media87communication studies, communications tech
Hospitality79hospitality management, hospitality administration
Therapy and Counseling68psychology
Medical Support and Technology46speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering29computer and info science, computer security
Nursing and Emergency Medicine29registered nursing
Medicine13public health
Medical Administration10health services administration
Design9graphic design
Art Studies6visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for East Stroudsburg University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,23047
Master's degree31218

East Stroudsburg University Student Body

In 2007-2008, East Stroudsburg University had a total enrollment of 7,053 students (6,620 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 32%
20-21 30%
22-24 17%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey26%
New York6%

East Stroudsburg University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 63 %

East Stroudsburg University Room and Board (2007)

East Stroudsburg University offers campus housing for 2,126 of its 6,620 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

East Stroudsburg University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440520
SAT Math450540
SAT Writing430520

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT2%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

East Stroudsburg University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,090
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,221
Room and board $ 6,148
Room charge $ 4,064
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,084
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,363

Financial Aid:
East Stroudsburg University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332000)

East Stroudsburg University Faculty

East Stroudsburg University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3946
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2435

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year57$96,95131$96,041
Associate professoracademic year39$77,18937$76,487
Assistant professoracademic year43$62,58746$61,376
Instructoracademic year23$44,18030$44,659
All faculty totalacademic year162$75,580144$69,239

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

East Stroudsburg University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Basketball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports2687113

East Stroudsburg University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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