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University of Maryland Eastern Shore Overview

Located in Princess Anne, Maryland, University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public institution. The location of UMES is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is University of Maryland Eastern Shore Known For?

508 Undergraduate Awards
$19,273 Avg Cost After Aid
39% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UMES is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 73% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

Location of University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Contact details for UMES are given below.

Contact Details
Address: J.T. Williams Hall, Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299
Phone: 410-651-2200
Website: www.umes.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/umesnews
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umesnews

How Do I Get Into UMES?

You can apply to UMES online at: www.umes.edu/Admissions/Default.aspx?id=4322

Admission Requirements for UMES

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMES?

39% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
88% Submit SAT Scores
UMES has a fairly low acceptance rate of 39%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 39%, and the acceptance rate for women is 39%.

Average Test Scores

About 88% of students accepted to UMES submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 520. Math scores were between 430 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore  ( 430 to 520 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore  ( 430 to 520 )
200
800
UMES received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 18. Math scores were between 15 and 19. Composite scores were between 16 and 20.

ACT English Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore  ( 15 to 18 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore  ( 15 to 19 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore  ( 16 to 20 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

$19,273 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
13.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMES is $19,273. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMES, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $6,463 a year. That adds up to $25,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMES is 13.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,360 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,597 undergraduate students at UMES, with 2,360 being full-time and 237 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMES

There are also 596 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,360 full-time undergraduates at UMES, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMES

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Maryland Eastern Shore students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMES Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 36
Black or African American 1,702
Hispanic or Latino 96
White 191
International Students 67
Other Races/Ethnicities 268

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 48 countries are represented at UMES. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, China, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

93 Took All Classes Online
1,220 Took At Least One Class Online
21.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,220 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMES has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 41st most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMES

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maryland Eastern Shore was 21.5%. This is the #850 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMES regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMES majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 24%
Information Technology 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMES ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMES.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Information Technology #37
Computer & Information Sciences #93

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Criminal Justice & Corrections 76 0 0 76
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 32 12 29 73
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 62 62
General Biology 47 0 0 47
Hospitality Management 33 0 0 33
Health & Physical Education 30 0 0 30
General Family & Consumer Sciences 29 0 0 29
Computer Information Systems 23 4 0 27
Sociology 27 0 0 27
General English Literature 26 0 0 26
Civil Engineering Technology 23 0 0 23
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13 0 10 23
General Engineering 22 0 0 22
Business Administration & Management 20 0 0 20
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6 3 6 15
Accounting 15 0 0 15
General Psychology 15 0 0 15
Engineering Technology (Other) 12 0 0 12
Air Transportation 11 0 0 11
Design & Applied Arts 11 0 0 11
General Agriculture 9 0 0 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 7 0 8
Marketing 7 0 0 7
Special Education 3 4 0 7
Food Science Technology 0 5 1 6
Information Technology 0 6 0 6
Educational Administration 0 0 6 6
Student Counseling 0 6 0 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 5 0 0 5
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 3 1 4
Finance & Financial Management 4 0 0 4
Chemistry 3 0 0 3
Agricultural Economics & Business 2 0 0 2
Mathematics 2 0 0 2
Criminology 0 2 0 2
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 1 0 1
History 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 508 53 115 676

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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