UMES Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UMES? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,556 out of 7,249 applicants or 49% were admitted making UMES a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. University of Maryland Eastern Shore typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,428 2,821 7,249
Accepted 2,214 1,342 3,556
Acceptance Rate 50% 48% 49%
Enrolled 575 445 1,020
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 33% 29%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Maryland Eastern Shore and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that UMES regularly accepts students with ACTs of 15 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 830 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 735. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 925 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 830 1020
SAT Reading 420 510
SAT Math 410 500
ACT Composite 15 18
ACT English 15 20
ACT Math 13 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >66%
16 to 18 Avg + 49%-66%
15 to 16 Avg - 40%-49%
14 to 15 Reach 32%-40%
Less than 14 Low <32%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1020 and Above Good >62%
925 to 1020 Avg + 49%-62%
830 to 925 Avg - 36%-49%
735 to 830 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 735 Low <25%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into University of Maryland Eastern Shore with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Maryland Eastern Shore was 2.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UMES will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 6% Good
3.50 to 3.75 6% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Good
3.00 to 3.25 15% Good
2.75 to 3.00 36% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 24% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 39 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jun 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland Eastern Shore and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163338 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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