East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania: Narrative Description

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200 Prospect St.
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999
Tel: (570)422-3211; 877-230-5547
Admissions: (570)422-3542
Fax: (570)422-3933
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.esu.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1893. Setting: 213-acre small town campus. Endowment: $7.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $289,240. Educational spending 2003-04: $5360 per student. Total enrollment: 6,553. Faculty: 308 (254 full-time, 54 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 4,812 applied, 70% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 4,933 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 476 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 16 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 11% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange, Wallops Island Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous until 5/1. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $4810 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,026 full-time, $501 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1414 full-time, $55 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4506. College room only: $2864. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Stage II, Council for Exceptional Children, United Campus Ministry/ESU Christian Fellowship, University Band/Vocal Performing Choirs. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Homecoming, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 2,200 students; 2,337 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only housing available. Kemp Library with 449,107 books, 1.4 million microform titles, 1,175 serials, 12,289 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 7,894. East Stroudsburg is an urban area with temperate climate. The community is served by bus lines and Routes 611, 80 and 191. The community has a public library, YMCA, a hospital, good shopping facilities, and churches of major denominations. Part-time employment opportunities are excellent. The area offers good recreational facilities with nearby resorts.

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