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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is a comprehensive public institution serving more than 6,800 students and offering 56 undergraduate and 24 graduate degree programs. It includes five academic colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education, Business and Management, Health Sciences, and the University College. The highest enrolled academic programs at ESU are business management, biology, psychology, exercise science and criminal justice. Ninety-one percent of the university's fulltime permanent instructional faculty members hold terminal degrees in their academic fields.

ESU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education with its main campus in East Stroudsburg, Pa., and additional locations in Bethlehem, Pa. and Center City Philadelphia. ESU is a diverse, co-educational campus that hosts students from 33 states and 25 countries. With the implementation of the university’s strategic plan, Students First: Innovate ESU, underway, the campus is an exciting place to have outstanding academic and life experiences. Those who choose ESU are assured an education second to none.  The university is home to diverse, recognized and credentialed faculty members committed to providing quality instruction.

Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the university’s 258-acre campus consists of 70 buildings located in East Stroudsburg Borough and Smithfield Township.  In addition to its academic facilities and residence halls, the campus has a science and technology center that boasts classroom and laboratory facilities as well as a planetarium, a rooftop observatory and the Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History.  The university also offers a 1,000-seat dining hall, a University Center with a food court, bookstore and student activities offices, two recreation facilities , racquetball courts, an aerobics room, exercise equipment and 10 basketball courts, a fine arts building, a library and more!

The Innovation Center, located on the corner of Brown Street and Route 447 in Smithfield Township, was completed in 2010. This 51,000 sq. ft. $11.25M facility includes ESU's Research and Economic Development division, Business Accelerator program, Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, Office of Workforce Development, wet lab facilities, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, ESU's Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory, and computer training labs.

Living in the Warriors Community

Living in the Warrior Community

Beyond the classroom, students may opt to get involved in any of the 138 student organizations and 20 athletic programs.  Those who wish to explore may take pleasure in trips off campus to Stony Acres, a 119-acre recreation area owned by ESU students, or visit the region’s many recreational facilities to participate in zip-lining, biking, skiing, or water sports.  Opportunities to hike the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are only minutes away, and ESU is conveniently located 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Philadelphia.

ESU strives to be an innovative and entrepreneurial university—educationally, socially, organizationally and culturally—with an emphasis on quality and collaboration in everything we provide. As a scholarly community, its faculty, students, staff, administrators and affiliates are encouraged to be innovative and to explore opportunities that will constantly energize and improve its mission as a learning community of the 21st Century. As a "university without walls," our sense of community extends well beyond campus boundaries to embrace the surrounding communities and region to become a model that other organizations strive to emulate.

ESU is committed to the principles of intellectual integrity, freedom of expression, the fair and equal treatment of all, good citizenship, environmental stewardship and accountability for our actions and the resources entrusted to us.

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