Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (EU) is a comprehensive four-year institution that enrolls over 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The school was founded in Edinboro, Pennsylvania in 1857 and later integrated into the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education, which encompasses 14 colleges and universities in the state. The System gives students access to the expansive resources and alumni base of 14 integrated institutions, while allowing students to enjoy the close knit communities and support of smaller colleges.
Today, the school offers more than 100 major degrees and over 50 minors across a variety of subjects. Students are able to enroll in a traditional college curriculum or a daytime/evening program with a flexible schedule for working professionals. The campus features more than 40 academic buildings, residence halls, and administrative complexes across 585 acres. There is also a five-acre lake and expansive wooded areas and fields for student enjoyment.
EU offers more than 100 degree programs, as well as graduate programs, associate degree programs and certificate programs. Its courses are organized into three schools: the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Science, Management, and Technology, and the School of Education.
Students in every school and department are encouraged to pursue an internship in one of the businesses or industries in the tri-state area. Internships are a great way to gain hands-on, real-world experience in a chosen major or career field. Students frequently solidify their career goals or realign their academic program after completing an internship; these experiences are known to be good measures of a student’s interest and ability in any particular area. Some recent internships completed by students include positions with the Cleveland Browns, CNN, Disney World, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Exceptional students may be eligible for EU’s Honors Program, which is comprised of a competitive group of intellectually advanced students who enjoy enriched coursework and special privileges. Honors students have the first choice of courses with preferential scheduling, have extended library privileges with longer check-out periods and renewals, may study abroad on full scholarships and special programs, and can apply to live on the living-learning floor of Earp Hall with special programs and an intellectual environment. Honors students can also earn scholarships exclusive to members of the program.
To be eligible to apply for the Honors Program, incoming freshman must have an SAT score of at least 1100 for the Critical Reading and Mathematics sections and be in the top 15% of their high school graduating class
The school boasts a four-story library with more than 500,000 bound volumes and access to the extensive periodical and research subscriptions of the entire Pennsylvania State System. The Baron-Forness Library features study lounges, full wireless internet connectivity, a writing center, and many computers in the reference area and computer lab.
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EU is a competitive admissions university, which means that not every applicant is accepted. Admission is awarded on the basis of academic record and potential, character, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and interviews. Interested students can apply online through the college’s website.
In addition to the application form, applicants must submit SAT or ACT scores, an official high school transcript, and an application fee. Students may be asked to participate in a personal interview with the Admissions Office. Certain programs may require students to submit additional supplementary materials, which may include a portfolio of work or a musical audition.
Those seeking financial aid should begin by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at fafsa.gov. This form determines eligibility for a variety of federal aid programs, including grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. It is also required as a supplementary document for many third-party scholarship and loan applications.
A limited number of scholarships and awards are available to students in special programs, including the Honors Program and through specific departments. There are also thousands of outside scholarships available through corporate and personal sponsors around the world. Students can visit the Financial Aid Office to learn more about these opportunities and seek guidance about completing various applications.
Students at EU come from all over Pennsylvania, the rest of the US, and countries throughout the world. The school’s many international exchange agreements and study abroad programs help the campus develop a diverse population of students with many different interests and backgrounds.
Students can live on campus in one of nine residence halls and apartment complexes. More than 2,000 students choose to live on campus each year. Living on campus makes it easy to walk to classes, socialize with hall mates, participate in residence hall activities, and meet new people. The residence halls are very convenient to campus facilities like the gym and dining halls, and residents enjoy the support of the university’s maintenance and cleaning staff members.
There is a lengthy list of student clubs, activities, and organizations on the campus. It’s easy to find a group that shares your interests with options like Animation Club, an athletic club, or the Flying Scots Quidditch Club. Students can also participate in Greek fraternities and sororities or become a leader in student government. Frequent campus events and activities such as concerts, comedy shows, skiing trips, and more will keep every student busy when not in class.
If you still have free time, you can spend it in the Fitness Center, a fully equipped fitness venue inside the Student Center. It offers two gymnasiums, an elevated track for running, two aerobics studios, and a variety of classes throughout the year. There is also a full range of athletic and cardio equipment for students who are serious about getting in shape or meeting a personal fitness goal.
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Faculty members are chosen for their field expertise and dedication to teaching. Of the more than 400 full-time and part-time faculty, nearly two thirds have earned doctorate degrees or other terminal degrees in their fields of expertise. Many faculty members have extensive real-world experience in professional organizations and businesses. Students will enjoy small class sizes with a low student-to-faculty ratio.
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