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UMD Eastern Shore Admissions

If you want to apply to UMD Eastern Shore, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is June 1 and the application fee costs $35.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

UMD Eastern Shore Admissions Stats at a Glance

UMD Eastern Shore 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Mean SAT Score 934
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 95%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%

Applying Early to UMD Eastern Shore?

University of Maryland Eastern Shore does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is UMD Eastern Shore Hard To Get Into?

UMD Eastern Shore is a moderately difficult school to get into. UMD Eastern Shore evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UMD Eastern Shore accepted 62% of students, around 5,279 of the 8,508 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UMD Eastern Shore, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to UMD Eastern Shore?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UMD Eastern Shore

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

UMD Eastern Shore Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UMD Eastern Shore must submit the following items. Double check with UMD Eastern Shore's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UMD Eastern Shore?

Students admitted to UMD Eastern Shore have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Maryland Eastern Shore, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 9.26%
3.50 and 3.74 13.89%
3.25 and 3.49 14.81%
3.00 and 3.24 15.74%
2.50 and 2.9 31.71%
2.00 and 2.49 11.81%

UMD Eastern Shore considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UMD Eastern Shore is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 95% of UMD Eastern Shore's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UMD Eastern Shore?

To be competitive with other UMD Eastern Shore applicants, you should strive to earn between 850 and 1010 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMD Eastern Shore 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1010 and 25% of scored lower than 850, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UMD Eastern Shore student is 934.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMD Eastern Shore students scored 500 or higher and 75% of students scored 430 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMD Eastern Shore students scored 510 or higher, and 75% scored a 430 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UMD Eastern Shore?

To be most competitive at UMD Eastern Shore, you should strive to earn between 15.75 and 19 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 19 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMD Eastern Shore's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 19, and three out of four students scored lower than 19 on the ACT.

A 15.75 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMD Eastern Shore students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.75.

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Transferring to University of Maryland Eastern Shore

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UMD Eastern Shore.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in UMD Eastern Shore during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

UMD Eastern Shore Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UMD Eastern Shore?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UMD Eastern Shore.

Does UMD Eastern Shore accept transfer credits?

UMD Eastern Shore accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UMD Eastern Shore accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Do I have to submit test scores to UMD Eastern Shore?

No, UMD Eastern Shore is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is UMD Eastern Shore's acceptance rate?

UMD Eastern Shore's acceptance rate is 62%.

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UMD Eastern Shore Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UMD Eastern Shore? UMD Eastern Shore is a somewhat selective institution. The UMD Eastern Shore acceptance rate is 62%. This means that the institution accepts 62 out of every 100 applicants.



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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UMD Eastern Shore ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above


16 to 19


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMD Eastern Shore is 18. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into UMD Eastern Shore. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 19 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1010 and Above


850 to 1010


850 and Less


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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.

UMD Eastern Shore GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UMD Eastern Shore, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.07. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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