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East Stroudsburg University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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East Stroudsburg University is a public university located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA that offers admissions to 58 undergraduate courses, 21 graduate and 2 doctoral programs. Students come from around 21 countries and 29 US states. Around 5417 students are enrolled in UG courses while 797 students are enrolled in graduate courses. 

Four main academic schools across which these diverse array of courses are provided are Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Education, and Health Sciences. With an acceptance rate of 72%, the institute can be considered moderately competitive in nature. Some salient points regarding admissions at East Stroudsburg University are as compiled below.

  • International applicants are required to apply through the International Students Application.
  • University accepts applications during fall, spring and summer seasons.
  • All the applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of USD 25.
  • TOEFL scores are required from applicants who do not belong to an English speaking nation.
  • Around 75% of students receive financial aid with over 75 million USD in the form of scholarships, grants, university employment, miscellaneous awards, etc.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Admission Updates

All on- campus activities have been cancelled by the university due to COVID-19 which includes open house, previously scheduled admission related campus visits etc. Prospective students can take a virtual tour of the campus. Classes for Fall semester will begin on- campus from August 31, 2020.


Application PortalOnline portal
Type of UniversityPrivate
Application FeeUndergraduate- USD 25
Graduate- USD 50
Total Number of Students Enrolled6,412
Acceptance Rate (Fall 2019)72%
Overall Graduation Rate (Fall 2013)52%
Retention Rate (Full- time students)- Fall 201869%
Academic CalendarSemester- based
Intake SessionsFall/ Spring/ Summer
Financial AidScholarships/ Loans/ Grants/ Work- study
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses

Admission Deadlines

The university provides a plethora of courses for international students at undergraduate and graduate level. The application deadlines for international applicants for Fall 2020 are given below:

Type of studentsDeadline
First time applicantsMay 1
Transfer applicantsAugust 15

International Student Admissions

Some additional requirements along with the general requirements which are usually the same as the requirements for the domestic applicants have to be fulfilled by all the foreign applicants.

Application Portal: The international students will be required to apply through the International Students Application.

Application Fee: Undergraduate Application- USD 25; Graduate Application- USD 50

Biasc Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all the previous institutions attended by the applicant.
  • Transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluating service evaluated by NACES.
  • Financial support statement
  • Health Insurance
  • Scores of English proficiency tests are required for all the international applicants whose native language is not English.
  • The course requirements differ with each course.

All application materials and supporting documents must be mailed to the address:-

Office of Admissions,

International Undergraduate Admission,

200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg University,

East Stroudsburg PA 18301 USA

Electronic Documents are required to be submitted to the email address:

English Proficiency Test Scores

All those foreign applicants who are non- native English speakers will be required to prove their proficiency in English language by submitting their TOEFL, IELTS or any other test scores accepted by the university. The minimum requirements for admission to various UG courses are given below.

TestMinimum Requirement

The minimum requirements for admission to various graduate courses are given below.

TestMinimum Requirement

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants will be required to get an F- 1 visa to study in the USA. The steps for obtaining the same are listed below:

  • East Stroudsburg University will issue the I- 20 form to the selected applicants.
  • Students will have to submit all the required documents in order to get the I- 20.
  • After completing the I- 20, the applicants will be required to pay the SEVIS I- 901 fee and then apply for F- 1 visa by filling up the DS- 160 visa application.
  • Following documents will be required in order to complete the DS- 160 visa application are:
  • Passport
  • Photographs
  • Travel itinerary
  • International travel history
  • SEVIS fee receipt
  • Financial documents
  • Acceptance letter from East Stroudsburg University
  • Lastly, you will have to attend a visa interview in your country at an US consulate or embassy and get your visa approved.

East Stroudsburg University Undergraduate Admissions

East Stroudsburg University offers 58 UG courses. It offers courses in fields like Computer Security, Nursing, Medical Technology, Computer Science, Biology etc. The basic requirements are similar for all the courses. They are listed below:

Where to Apply: Online Application Portal

Application Fee: USD 25

Admission Requirements: The following documents have to be submitted by the applicants at the time of filling up the application form:

  • High school qualification
  • Official certified Transcripts.
  • SAT and/or ACT scores are required for the following majors:
    • Biology: Pre-Med
    • Biology: Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Biology: Pre-Physician Assistant
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Security
    • Mathematics
    • Medical Technology
    • Nursing
    • All other programs are Test Optional
  • Transfer students are required to submit official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended.
  • Transfer students must have at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in their high schools.

East Stroudsburg University Graduate Admissions

The university provides 21 masters programs to fit the interests of all the students across the globe seeking to study in the USA. Some of the degrees offered by ESU are MS in Accounting, M. Ed in Elementary Education, MS in General Science, MA in History, M. Ed. In Reading etc. All courses have specific admission requirements. 

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts for all institutions attended
  • Submission of GMAT/GRE scores (only for programs of Athletic Training, Biology, Public Health, and Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • Professional letters of recommendation
  • A one-page statement of professional goals
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (for degree programs in Communication)

The requirements for some of the courses offered by ESU are tabulated below:

RequirementsMS in Management and LeadershipMA in CommunicationMA in Political ScienceMA in HistoryMS in Biology
Application FeeUSD 50USD 50USD 50USD 50USD 50
UG DegreeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Goal statementRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
GRE/ GMAT scoreNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot RequiredNot required
Writing SampleNot RequiredRequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Work ExperienceRecommendedNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
RecommendationsRequired (2 or 3 letters)Required (2 or 3 letters)Required (2 or 3 letters)Required (2 or 3 letters)Required (2 or 3 letters)
Additional requirementsPortfolio-Strong writing and analytical skills--

With the policy of rolling admissions, East Stroudsburg University usually evaluates the applications within four weeks. Students are also advised to apply early, preferably between August and December, in order to avoid the last minute confusion.

During the application review process, the focus is generally granted on the students’ overall academic performance as a strong predictor of success at the institute.

All the applicants for Spring semester will be notified about the admission decision by December while Applicants for Fall semester will be notified by May. You can also track your application online. Applicants can contact the Admissions office of the university at (877) 230-5547 or (570) 422-3542 if they have any queries.


Ques. Is East Stroudsburg University returning to campus for the next Fall semester?

Ans. Yes, East Stroudsburg University will be conducting on- campus classes for Fall 2020.

Ques. Is there any change in the academic calendar of East Stroudsburg University?

Ans. No, the academic calendar at East Stroudsburg University is the same and the FlexFall 2020 allows for some flexibility in instructional modality.

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