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University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate62%

About UMD Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore was founded in 1886 as a historically black college. In 2020, we are one of the top 20 HBCUs, a doctoral research institution, and a top performer in social mobility. UMES is a student-centered, doctoral research degree-granting university known for its nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, applied research, and highly valued graduates. With a wealth of opportunities, a highly individualized approach, and academic resources, UMES is able to encourage and empower all students- whatever their passion, whatever their goals- to achieve their very best.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public, state university in the rural area of Princess Anne, Maryland. UMD Eastern Shore was founded in 1886. The college currently enrolls around 2,648 students per year, including 2,070 undergrads.

UMD Eastern Shore Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into UMD Eastern Shore. In 2022, UMD Eastern Shore accepted 62% of applicants. In 2022, 8,508 students applied to UMD Eastern Shore and 5,279 were admitted.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 95%

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore is located in Princess Anne, Maryland,.

If you would like to see UMD Eastern Shore for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take US 13 to Princess Anne, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Salisbury - Ocean City - Wicomico (SBY).

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College Info

UMD Eastern Shore Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMD Eastern Shore is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMD Eastern Shore is Aug 15.

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UMD Eastern Shore SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

850 - 1010


Math SAT Range

410 - 500


Reading SAT Range

430 - 510

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMD Eastern Shore students is 934. Applicants with SAT scores of 1010 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMD Eastern Shore, while applicants with SAT scores between 850 to 1010 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 850 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMD Eastern Shore.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UMD Eastern Shore is like? There are approximately 2,648 students enrolled at UMD Eastern Shore, including 2,070 undergraduate students and 578 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from MD and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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