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Colleges / University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

UMD Eastern Shore Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to UMD Eastern Shore, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is June 1 and the fee for the application is $35.

UMD Eastern Shore Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of UMD Eastern Shore's admissions stats.

UMD Eastern Shore 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Mean SAT Score 934
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 95%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist No

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes June 15 ––

Considering Applying Early to UMD Eastern Shore?

UMD Eastern Shore does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Maryland Eastern Shore Admissions

Transferring to University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to UMD Eastern Shore

UMD Eastern Shore has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UMD Eastern Shore Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UMD Eastern Shore

What does UMD Eastern Shore consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record 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
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UMD Eastern Shore for more information on admission factors.

UMD Eastern Shore Application Requirements

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

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

GPA and Testing

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.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UMD Eastern Shore considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

UMD Eastern Shore is test optional. 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 is a Good SAT Score for UMD Eastern Shore?

To be competitive with other UMD Eastern Shore applicants, you should aim to score 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.

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 • DSST/DANTES

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 should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UMD Eastern Shore's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UMD Eastern Shore is 62%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UMD Eastern Shore?

❌ UMD Eastern Shore does not offer early decision.

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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.


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 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


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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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