General: East Stroudsburg University is a medium sized public university with about 6800 undergraduates in the Poconos. About three quarters of the students are from Pennsylvania with one quarter from 30 states and 25 countries. New Jersey sends the most students from outside of Pennsylvania. Most of the campus is made up of low-rise red brick buildings of 5 stories or less.
Academics: ESU has five undergraduate colleges: College of Arts and Sciences (the largest), College of Business and Management, College of Education (where you will get into the classroom early), College of Health Sciences (the most competitive for admissions), and the University College (for undecided students).
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Housing: There are 18 residence halls with traditional, suite and apartment living. There is special interest housing and honors housing. Freshman housing is guaranteed and laundry is free. Wi-fi is available throughout the campus.
Campus Life: There are 139 clubs and organizations, including 20 NCAA Division II sports teams and Greek life. The biggest spectator sport is men’s basketball. There are club hours from 2-4 PM, twice a week; during those hours there are no classes. You can start your own club with 9 or more students.
Financial Aid: There is out-of-state merit aid of $7K for students with a GPA over a 3.0. There is also a $3.5 K merit scholarship for some out-of-state students with a GPA less than 3.0.
Services: ESU has a tutoring/writing lab, mentorship, as well as counseling and career services. Professors are required to have 5 hours a week of office hours. The school provides college buses into town and an Enterprise car share. There is a hospital “next door” which is handy if you become seriously ill.
Open House: If this sounds interesting to you, you may want to attend one of the upcoming 2016 Spring Open Houses on April 9, 16 and 23.