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 5,000 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 1170 (25th percentile) to 1420 (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 2.80 to 3.04 for accepted students. Approximately 60% of all applicant were accepted at UMES, and from those that were granted acceptance around 27% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMES Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Maryland Eastern Shore was reported as 55.0% in Fall 2013 with over 4,070 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 SAT Scores: 1170 - 1420
  • UMES ACT Scores: 16 - 19
  • UMES Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UMES has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 53.3%
  • 2010-2011: 50.8%
  • 2011-2012: 50.0%
  • 2012-2013: 56.7%
  • 2013-2014: 55.0%
  • Projected UMES Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 54.0%

How Does UMES Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UMES is zero percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
St Mary's College of Maryland72.0%
Wesley College62.5%
Delaware State University41.7%
United States Naval Academy7.4%
St John's College81.0%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMES (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 480
Math390 - 480
Writing380 - 460
Total Score1170 - 1420
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 18
Math16 - 18
Composite Score16 - 19
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