|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||440|
|SAT Math 25th||410|
|SAT Composite 25th||850|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||520|
|SAT Math 75th||510|
|SAT Composite 75th||1030|
|Average SAT Score||940|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||14|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||18|
|ACT Math 75th||20|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Average ACT Score||17|
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
|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%|
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.
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||26%||20%|
Applicants have 261 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Maryland Eastern Shore is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland Eastern Shore and what student information is used for 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.
93% of students submit their SAT scores to UMES. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.