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Chances of getting into University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into UMES and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,541 out of 3,929 applicants were admitted making UMES a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 80 percent. University of Maryland Eastern Shore typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must 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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UMES SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
850-1030
Applicants Submitting SAT
93%
SAT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 850
SAT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 510
SAT Composite 75th 1030
Average SAT Score 940

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 85 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 850 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 940 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1030 and Above Good >76%
940 to 1030 Avg + 65%-76%
850 to 940 Avg - 52%-65%
760 to 850 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 760 Low <39%
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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 15
ACT Math 25th 14
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 18
ACT Math 75th 20
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 #20 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 + 65%-79%
16 to 17 Avg - 57%-65%
15 to 16 Reach 48%-57%
Less than 15 Low <48%
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UMES GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.9
Typical High School Grades
B-

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

You can get into UMES 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UMES accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Maryland Eastern Shore students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 6% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,433 1,496 3,929
Accepted 1,639 902 2,541
Acceptance Rate 67% 60% 65%
Enrolled 270 239 509
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 26% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
261

Applicants have 261 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission 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?

65% 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 850 and 1030. 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.