UMES Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Maryland Eastern Shore
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into UMES and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,053 out of 7,827 applicants were admitted making UMES a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 73 percent. University of Maryland Eastern Shore typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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UMES SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT88%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Average SAT Score||1030|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Maryland Eastern Shore?
University of Maryland Eastern Shore typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1120 and Above||Good||>52%|
|1030 to 1120||Avg +||39%-52%|
|940 to 1030||Avg -||27%-39%|
|850 to 940||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 850||Low||<18%|
UMES ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT17%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||18|
|ACT Math 75th||19|
|ACT Composite 75th||20|
|Average ACT Score||18|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UMES?
Admission data indicates that UMES regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|20 and Above||Good||>52%|
|18 to 20||Avg +||39%-52%|
|16 to 18||Avg -||27%-39%|
|14 to 16||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 14||Low||<18%|
Avg. High School GPA2.9
Typical High School GradesB-
You can get into University of Maryland Eastern Shore with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Maryland Eastern Shore was 2.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in Maryland for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UMES will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||6%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||11%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Good|
|2.75 to 3.00||36%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||24%||Avg -|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||22%||19%|
Applications are DueJun 30, 2020
Days left to Apply201
Applicants have 201 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UMES before the Jun 30 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland Eastern Shore and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163338 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Frequently Asked Questions
88% of students submit their SAT scores to UMES. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
39% of those who apply are granted admission to UMES. Admission competition is high and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.