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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is a Carnegie Comprehensive Master’s-Larger Programs university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 56 undergraduate and 24 graduate degree programs and is comprised of 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 possible in their academic fields.

ESU is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (the State System).  The university's 258-acre campus, located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, is a couple hours’ drive of both New York City and Philadelphia. With an enrollment of nearly 7,000 made up of students from 33 states and 25 countries, the majority of ESU undergraduate students are from Pennsylvania and New Jersey and approximately 45% reside on campus in smoke-free residence halls and a ten-building student apartment complex.

The University has 66 buildings located in the East Stroudsburg Borough and in Smithfield Township, which include academic facilities, a 1000-seat dining hall, a student center, a fitness center, a recreation center and eight residence halls (housing approximately 2800 students). Forty-six acres of the property in Smithfield Township are leased to University Properties Inc. which has constructed 541 beds of student housing in ten buildings. The Student Activity Association, Inc., owns Stony Acres, a 119-acre off-campus student recreation area near Marshalls Creek that includes a lodge, cabins and a small lake.

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 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 Pennsylvania state 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. 

Living in the Warriors Community

Living in the Warriors Community

Students can choose from more than 100 university student-run clubs and organizations, seven league sports and eleven club sports in addition to 18 intercollegiate athletic programs (7 men's and 11 women's sports programs).  Specialized student housing is offered to honors students, health and wellness and international students. 

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 will be 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 will extend well beyond campus boundaries to embrace ESU’s 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 an outstanding career services center to help students and graduates plan for their futures, find great jobs or apply to graduate school.