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Study at 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 and 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.

Profile of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Students attend East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA, a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a public institution. East Stroudsburg University degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in hospitality, education and teaching, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

East Stroudsburg University Selectivity

East Stroudsburg University is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 540.


East Stroudsburg University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 7, 053 students at East Stroudsburg University .

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. East Stroudsburg University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will provide: challenging and contemporary undergraduate and graduate curricula that engage and equip students to critically appraise and apply knowledge in their lives and chosen fields of study a learning community that promotes diversity and views teaching as the university's primary focus varied opportunities for student and faculty research, creative endeavors and involvement in public service leadership and service in the educational, cultural and economic development of the region. "

East Stroudsburg University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching434elementary school teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, reading teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, health teaching, instructional media design
Liberal Arts216sociology, history, English, social services, political science, economics, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy200exercise science, sports and fitness management, parks and recreation management, rehabilitation, athletic trainer, health and fitness
Science96biology, environmental biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, geology, physics
Therapy and Counselling92psychology
Business and Management85business management
Media76communication studies, communications tech
Hospitality56hospitality management, hospitality administration
Medical Support and Technology41speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine37registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering27computer and info science, computer security
Design11graphic design
Art Studies9visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Medicine6public health
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy
Medical administration3health services administration

Contact: East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

200 Prospect Street

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999

General Phone: (570) 422-3211


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