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University of Maryland Eastern Shore Overview

University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public institution situated in Princess Anne, Maryland. 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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$27,189 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at UMES since the student to facuty ratio is 8 to 1.
  • Students at UMES have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UMES.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 71% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UMES with a bachelor's degree make about $43,696 a year. That's 7% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into UMES?

You can apply to UMES online at:

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 Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMES?

82% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 82%, UMES may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Can I Afford University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

$27,189 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMES is $27,189. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMES, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,595 a year. That adds up to $26,380 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMES is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,619 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,811 undergraduate students at UMES, with 1,619 being full-time and 192 being part-time.


There are also 573 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,619 full-time undergraduates at UMES, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 965
Hispanic or Latino 80
White 123
International Students 37
Other Races/Ethnicities 390

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

117 Took All Classes Online
894 Took At Least One Class Online
9.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 894 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.


This school is the 29th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UMES

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maryland Eastern Shore was 9.9%. This is the #1,396 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMES regardless of major.

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%.


*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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