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Your chances of getting into University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

81.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UMES is 81.6%.  Its admission rate is the 19th lowest in Maryland.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UMES and can you get accepted?

University of Maryland Eastern Shore is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 5,484 out of the 6,724 who applied were admitted.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.07. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UMES?

82% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Maryland Eastern Shore you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.07 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 930 on the SAT
  • Score 17 on the ACT

UMES GPA

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?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UMES are to have around a 3.07 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.07 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UMES accepts 82% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UMES is 3.07 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #24 in Maryland for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UMES is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.1 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

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

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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UMES SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Maryland Eastern Shore. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 93% of students submitted SAT scores and 5% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

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

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UMES is 930 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 840-1010. Students who get into University of Maryland Eastern Shore score in the top 86 percent of all SAT test takers..  UMES ranks #18 in the state of Maryland for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 930 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UMES regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 840 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 840, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 750, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 930 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 925, you have around a 82% chance of being admitted. A 1010 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 90% chance of getting in.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1010 and Above Good >90%
925 to 1010 Avg + 82%-90%
840 to 925 Avg - 71%-82%
755 to 840 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 755 Low <56%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile 13
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 18
Math 75th Percentile 17
Composite 75th Percentile 19
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into UMES?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UMES is 17, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 19.  The school ranks #16 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 17. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Maryland Eastern Shore is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UMES for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 17 score has around 82% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 91% with a 19 ACT score.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
19 and Above Good >91%
17 to 19 Avg + 82%-91%
16 to 17 Avg - 75%-82%
15 to 16 Reach 66%-75%
Less than 15 Low <66%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,297 2,427 6,724
Accepted 3,597 1,887 5,484
Acceptance Rate 84% 78% 82%
Enrolled 301 287 588
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 15% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2024.

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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Maryland Eastern Shore
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of Maryland Eastern Shore is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.07 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 930 and ACT of 17 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to UMES. Admission competition is 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. The average SAT score is 925. 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. The average ACT score is 17. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.