University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, MD

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, MD

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Are you talented? Smart? Curious? Driven to succeed? Join us.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore was founded in 1886 by Methodist Episcopal Church elders as a private school on 16 acres in Princess Anne.

Today, we balance our heritage as a historically black, public research institution that has grown into a 1,100-acre campus with our mission to serve a diverse student body representing nearly three dozen nations. UMES offers undergraduate degrees in 38 disciplines and another 16 distinctive graduate programs. We provide today's college student ample opportunity to develop into a well-rounded individual capable of assuming leadership in society.

UMES is poised and ready to do its part preparing future generations of scholars for the challenges that lie ahead in the 21st century.

Won't you join us?



Ranked #18 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities | U.S. News & World Report


Named a "Top Performer in Social Mobility" | U.S. News & World Report

We build bridges, citizens, and train leaders! 

The Office of Student Experience provides many opportunities including student leadership, clubs and organizations, community service, commuter affairs, Intramural Sports and Recreation as well as many cultural and social student events. Your college years not only prepare you academically, but social as well.

There are many benefits to joining a student organization. Some of those benefits include making new friends, developing leadership skills and abilities, working as part of a team, learning to set and achieve goals, sharing your time and talents, as well as having fun! As you begin to take advantage of the opportunities available to you at UMES, you will discover that the more involved you are, the better you will benefit from your college experience.

We welcome you to become a student leader and get involved in campus life because it will greatly enhance your college experience. There is always something to do at UMES. Come visit the Office of Student Experience in the Student Services Center and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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