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UMES Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

39%
Admission Difficulty for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into UMES? The school has a 39% acceptance rate. 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
940-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
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. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission chances by SAT score
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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
16-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
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 19
ACT Composite 75th 20
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. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission chances by ACT score
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UMES will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Maryland Eastern Shore students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

University of Maryland Eastern Shore admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,875 2,952 7,827
Accepted 1,910 1,143 3,053
Acceptance Rate 39% 39% 39%
Enrolled 309 256 565
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 22% 19%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2019
Days left to Apply
130

Applicants have 130 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2019.

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 9 Mar 22
May 4 May 17
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Apr 13 Apr 23
Jun 8 Jun 18

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland Eastern Shore and what considerations affect 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.