University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a historically black college found in Princess Anne, MD. There are around 3,200 students enrolled per year at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 850 (25th percentile) to 1030 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 16 (25th percentile) to 19 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to UMES. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UMES average GPA ranges from 2.71 to 2.90 for accepted students. Approximately 60% of all applicant were accepted at UMES, and from those that were granted acceptance around 20% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMES Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Maryland Eastern Shore was reported as 64.7% in Fall 2020 with over 3,930 applications submitted to UMES. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UMES ACT Scores: 16 - 19
  • UMES Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to University of Maryland Eastern Shore have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UMES has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 38.4%
  • 2017-2018: 39.0%
  • 2018-2019: 54.1%
  • 2019-2020: 64.7%
  • Projected UMES Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 49.8%

How Does UMES Compare?

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The acceptance rate for UMES is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
St Mary's College of Maryland84.3%
Wesley College61.8%
Delaware State University52.8%
United States Naval Academy8.3%
St John's College59.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMES (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 520
Math410 - 510
Total Score850 - 1030
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 18
Math14 - 20
Composite Score16 - 19
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