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EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY - [ESU], EAST STROUDSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

East Stroudsburg, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1893Established Year
  6742Enrollment

East Stroudsburg University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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The East Stroudsburg University is a comprehensive institution located in Northeastern Pennsylvania that was founded in 1893. It is a coveted name in the US Education System one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Its graduate college started operating in 1962 with programs being offered in disciplines across health and physical education, biology, history, and political science, among others.

The institute provides 58 undergraduate and 21 graduate courses along with some doctorate programs for its aspirants. It has a total student enrollment of over 6,000 which comprises international applicants from nearly 21 countries across the globe. The organization ensures individual attention and comfortable learning for all its candidates which is reflected in the student-faculty ratio of 18:1.

Admissions at East Strasbourg University are open for intakes for the 2 seasonal terms of Fall and Spring. The institute is a lightly selective organization for studying in the USA that expects a non-refundable application fee of 25 USD from its aspirants. It observes an acceptance rate of 72% and thus admits any candidate with a decent overall profile and impressive GPA.

Rankings

U.S. News and World Report 2020

  • #129-#170 in Regional Universities North
  • #117 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

East Stroudsburg University Graduate School Ranking 2020:

  • #196-255 in Best Education Schools
  • #160 in Public Health
  • #229 in Speech-Language Pathology

East Stroudsburg University Online Program Rankings

  • #226-#298 in Best Online Master’s in Education Programs

Times Higher Education

  • U.S. Rankings 2020: >600th

Highlights

TypePublic
Campus SettingRural
EndowmentUSD 21.1 million
Campus Housing Capacity43%
Application Fee25 USD
Application SeasonFall and Spring
Acceptance rate72%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdeskadmission@esu.edu;
(877) 230-5547
Student Retention Rate72%

Programs, Campus and Accommodation 

Campus

  • There are 57 buildings on the campus of the University which are spread across 258 acres.
  • The campus is located in East Stroudsburg Borough in Smithfield Township, Northeastern Pennsylvania.
  • It includes academic facilities, 2500 student capacity residence halls, 1000 seat dining halls, student center, fitness center, and recreation center.
  • It also has a 119 acre Student Activity Association at an off-campus location.

Housing Facilities/Residence

  • The university has 9 residential facilities designed as traditional houses, suite-style and apartments.
  • Traditional halls have shared bathrooms on each floor. Amenities in such halls include a pool table, pianos, computer labs, laundry facility, main lounge and study lounge.
  • Suites are designed with semi-private bathrooms. Rooms comprise of built-in closets and moveable furniture.
  • Apartments are mainly for upper-class students with semi-private bathrooms. Students occupying these housing do not require meal plans as they are provided with a fully furnished kitchen.

Courses

The institute provides a plethora of courses for international students which comprises 58 undergraduate programs, 21 masters and 2 doctoral programs.

The courses are available across its various colleges namely, various programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences and Graduate College.

The Master of Education degree of the university is the most popular graduate program among all its applicants. Some other favored majors of the institute are Accounting, Art & Design, Athletic Coaching Minor, Athletic Training Minor, Biochemistry, Business Management, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, Marketing, and Criminal Justice.

East Strasbourg Application Process

How to Apply? 

Application Portal: Online portal: International Students Application

Application Fee: 25 USD

Application Deadline: UG applicants - Fall semester – May 1; PG applicants: Fall semester – June 30, Spring semester – October 31

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Transcripts of secondary and post-secondary education
  • Financial support statement
  • Completed form for room and board
  • Standardized test scores of SAT/ ACT are optional requirements for applying to the institute as it offers test-optional admissions. Some programs require these scores for the review and selection process. Score requirements for being eligible for scholarships are: SAT (math and critical reading) – 1220 or ACT composite score - 25
  • English proficiency test scores – International students must take English proficiency tests and submit their scores to the university. The minimum requirements of these test scores are:
ExamUndergraduateGraduate
TOEFL - IBT7983
TOEFL – PBT550560
TOEFL - CBT213220
IELTS6.06.0

Requirements for graduate admissions

  1. Official course-by-course transcript
  2. English proficiency test scores
  3. Statement of goals(should include interests, professional and educational experience and where will it take you in 5 years)
  4. Recommendation letter signed and sent by the person writing it
  5. Updated resume with details of education and profession
  6. GRE or equivalent scores
  7. Proof of financial support showing the availability of at least 28,700 USD.

East Strasbourg Cost of Attendance

International applicants are always recommended to plan their finances way ahead of time to ensure no last-minute hustles. To help plan your finances, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

Undergraduate students

ExpenseEstimated Cost
Tuition21260 USD
Mandatory Fees3222 USD
Room and Board8900 USD
Books & Supplies1,324 USD
Meals5,000 USD
Transportation2,500 USD
Miscellaneous2,270 USD

Graduate students

ExpenseEstimated Cost (per credit)
Tuition774 USD
Technology Fees40 USD
Instructional Support43 USD
General Fee72 USD

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The university provides financial aid as grants, loans, awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. About 84.2% of the students receive financial aid at the institute. FAFSA application is acceptable for applying to most financial aids.

International students can achieve scholarships that offer total tuition fee savings of 14000 USD-28000 USD during the 4 years. The following table represents commonly offered scholarships for international candidates:

Name of ScholarshipEligibility CriteriaAmount awarded
Out-of-State Tuition AwardOut-of-state undergraduate student4144 USD per year
Students First Tuition ScholarshipHigh school GPA 3.00 on 4.008288 USD per year
Math, Science Technology ScholarshipApply for one of the approved programs,; ranked in top 25% of their class; cumulative GPA 3.00 on 4.008288 USD per year
Award for Competitive ExcellenceRanked in top 15% of their class; cumulative GPA of 3.30 on 4.00 or SAT (math and critical reading) – 1220 or ACT composite score - 258288 USD per year

Alumni Network

All graduates of the institute become members of the Alumni Association. The membership entitles to some benefits such as staying connected with all other members through the online community, attending events such as homecoming festivities and alumni awards, members also receive bi-yearly Alumni Herald magazine, financial services, career services etc. are also a part of the membership benefit.

Notable alumni of university include Howard DeNike – Founding member and former vice president of National Soccer Coaches Association; Rose Mekeel – featured in Women who made History in Monroe County; John R. Eiler – Men’s soccer coach and athletic director at ESU; Dr. Lester G. Abeloff – entrepreneur and philanthropist and many others.

Placements

University's Career Development Center guides students and alumni to explore career options. It provides a number of internship opportunities to students ranging from 3 to 6 months.

Several online portals of the institute provide internship and job-related resources to students. These include Warrior Careers, Internships.com, idealist.org, Internweb.com and government internships. The median starting salary of university alumni includes 44,400 USD.

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East Stroudsburg University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population7899
FAFSA Code003320
Application Cost$25
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$20,720 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10009101090 84%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing505460550-
Mathematics495450540-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232025 14%
English191622-
Mathematics201623-

East Stroudsburg University Acceptance Rate

83.6%

Acceptance Rate

9292

Total Applicants

7899

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

42.1%

Male

57.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program83.6%
Total Applicants8202
Total Enrolled6853
Graduate
Graduate Programs83.5%
Total Applicants1252
Total Enrolled1046

East Stroudsburg University Enrollment

Enrollment
East Stroudsburg University Enrollment7899
Undergraduate Enrollment6853
Graduate Enrollment1046
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate42.7%

Attendance Cost

$20,720

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,720 / Year
Post Graduate Program$23,220 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,298 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,792 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,772 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,596 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,756 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,081 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,756 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
468132071474133
+1-570- 4223211
TELEPHONE
200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
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Bus Station

Hemlock Dorm ESU0.2 Km
E. Brown / Smith Street0.23 Km
ESU Kemp Library0.37 Km
Golden Living / E. Brown St N0.51 Km
Golden Living / E Brown St S0.57 Km
Crystal St / Trackside0.73 Km
Pocono Medical Center ER Entrance0.74 Km
Analomink St / North Green St0.88 Km
Analomink St / North Green St3.6 Km
Analomink / S Kistler Sts415.06 Km
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Hospital

St. Luke's Medical Associates of Monroe County - Specialty0.49 Km
Imaging at St. Luke's Pocono Women's Imaging Center0.49 Km
Medical Assoc. of Monroe County - Specialty0.49 Km
Imaging at St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Center - East Stroudsburg0.49 Km
Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono0.5 Km
East Stroudsburg Student Health Center0.56 Km
Geisinger Health - Family Care Centers Inc - Pediatrics0.62 Km
Pocono Medical Building0.64 Km
Geisinger Pediatric Specialty Services Pocono0.65 Km
Pokono medical center1.02 Km
DaVita Eagle Valley Dialysis1.02 Km
Renal Treatment Center Inc1.24 Km
St. Luke's Neurology Associates of Monroe County1.38 Km
Imaging at St. Luke's East Stroudsburg Health Center1.38 Km
DaVita Pocono Dialysis Center1.46 Km
Coordinated Health - East Stroudsburg1.6 Km
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Trackside Grill & Bar0.76 Km
Domino's Pizza0.97 Km
The Sarah Street Grill2 Km
Willowtree Inn Restaurant2.2 Km
Siamsa Irish Pub2.21 Km
Wendy's2.26 Km
Auntie Anne's2.28 Km
Stroudsmoor Inn Towne2.31 Km
Subway2.59 Km
Sycamore Grille2.77 Km
Deer Head Inn3.08 Km
Ruby Tuesday3.86 Km
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen4.19 Km
Texas Roadhouse4.5 Km
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant5.19 Km
Five Guys5.37 Km
Chili's Grill & Bar7.88 Km
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Monroe Plaza1.68 Km
Eagle Valley Mall2.69 Km
Amber Palace & CBD3.12 Km
The Shoppes at Castle Inn3.13 Km
Stroud Mall4.42 Km
Proactiv Kiosk4.45 Km
Shoppes At Stroud5.18 Km
Pocono Commons6.15 Km
Village center at marshall's creek6.31 Km
Crossroads7.87 Km
Crossroads Mall of the Poconos7.92 Km
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Carroll & Carroll Booksellers2.32 Km
Books-A-Million4.44 Km

Airport

Stroudsburg Pocono4.39 Km
Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport23.06 Km
Lehigh Valley International Airport44.51 Km
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport59.71 Km
Quakertown Airport64.76 Km
Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport65.97 Km
Morristown Municipal Airport67.36 Km
Pennridge68.33 Km
Hazleton Municipal Airport69.04 Km
Doylestown Airport73.96 Km
Essex County Airport76.07 Km
Princeton Airport79.34 Km
Trenton-Mercer Airport85.65 Km
Newark Liberty International Airport90.6 Km
Teterboro Airport94.82 Km
Stewart International Airport105.58 Km
LaGuardia Airport112.09 Km
Westchester County Airport123.13 Km
John F. Kennedy International Airport123.4 Km
Philadelphia International Airport125.65 Km
Harrisburg International Airport161.31 Km
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