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Chances of getting into University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
62%
Admission Difficulty for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into UMES and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UMES is 62%.  It ranks #6 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. UMES is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 5,279 out of 8,511 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 80 percent (SAT 840/1010 ACT 16/19). University of Maryland Eastern Shore typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.07. 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UMES application fee is $35 and applications are due by Jul 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Maryland Eastern Shore is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

UMES SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
840-1010
Applicants Submitting SAT 
93%
SAT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 840
SAT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 510
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1010
Average SAT Score 930

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 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 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 930 out of 1600. UMES ranks #12 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1010 and Above Good >76%
925 to 1010 Avg + 62%-76%
840 to 925 Avg - 46%-62%
755 to 840 Reach 31%-46%
Less than 755 Low <31%
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UMES ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
5%
ACT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 18
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

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 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
19 and Above Good >79%
17 to 19 Avg + 62%-79%
16 to 17 Avg - 52%-62%
15 to 16 Reach 41%-52%
Less than 15 Low <41%
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UMES GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.07
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into UMES. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Maryland Eastern Shore was 3.07 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UMES accepts 62% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Maryland Eastern Shore students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.62% Good
3.75 to 3.99 9.26% Good
3.50 to 3.74 13.89% Good
3.25 to 3.49 14.81% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 15.74% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 31.71% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 11.81% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.16% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,510 3,001 8,511
Accepted 3,521 1,758 5,279
Acceptance Rate 64% 59% 62%
Enrolled 273 196 469
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 11% 9%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
284

Applicants have 284 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Maryland Eastern Shore is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland Eastern Shore and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Maryland Eastern Shore
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does University of Maryland Eastern Shore prefer SAT or ACT?

93% of students submit their SAT scores to UMES. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to UMES. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 840 and 1010. 93% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 19. 5% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.