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     East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1893, is one of 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  The university's 256-acre campus, in the heart of the Pocono Mountains and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is located within a couple hours drive of both New York City and Philadelphia.

     With an enrollment of nearly 7,000 made up of students from 30 states and 25 countries, the majority of ESU undergraduate students are from Pennsylvania and New Jersey and reside on campus in residence halls and a ten-building student apartment complex.

     The university offers 58 undergraduate degree programs and is comprised of four academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Education, Business and Management, and Health Sciences.  The university's graduate college offers 23 master's degree programs.  The highest enrolled academic programs at ESU are: Business Management, Criminal Justice, Physical Education Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Biology and Psychology. 

     Ninety-one percent of the university's full-time permanent instructional faculty members hold the highest degree possible in their academic fields.

     The university boasts a Science and Technology Center with state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory facilities and equipment, a planetarium, and a rooftop observatory. The popular student Recreation and Fitness Center features an elevated running track, racquetball courts, an aerobics room, the latest high tech exercise equipment and ten basketball courts. The university is also home to Stony Acres, a 119 acre student-owned nature preserve/outdoor recreation area near campus. Study abroad opportunities are plentiful, popular, and highly sought after as are internships, which offer real-world work experience and hands-on learning opportunities.

Living in the Warriors Community

     Students can choose from among more than 100 university student-run clubs and organizations, seven league sports and eleven club sports in addition to 19 intercollegiate athletic programs (8 men's and 11 women's sports programs).  Specialized student housing is offered to honors students, health and wellness, and international students.  There are also seven smoke-free coed residence halls.

     The instructional role of ESU's Kemp Library has never been more pronounced.  It provides students with opportunities to acquire, process, and apply information in pursuit of their academic and career goals.  While continuing to build and share its print collection, it provides digital e-books, electronic course reserves and a wide variety of full-text databases, most of which are accessible both on- and off-campus.  The library is also a repository of federal and state (Pennsylvania) documents and includes an Instructional Materials/Education Resources collection of textbooks, courses of student, children's and young adult literature and other materials in support of our teacher education programs.  Assistive technology is available in the library to makes its resources fully available to differently-abled students. 

     ESU also has an outstanding career services center to help students and graduates plan for their futures, find great jobs or apply to graduate school.