Tuition & Fees

$8,302

$18,508

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
35%
400-499
53%
300-399
8%
600-699
4%
500-599
33%
400-499
52%
300-399
11%
600-699
1%
500-599
11%
400-499
53%
300-399
34%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
35%
12-17
51%
6-11
10%
24-29
3%
18-23
33%
12-17
61%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
49%
12-17
48%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,053
Declined + 4,774
Total Received 7,827
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Public

2,862

undergraduate students

630

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology/general
  2. Health Professions
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 5400
ACT 1752

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Location

School Facts

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore is a public, multipurpose institution. It was founded in 1886, became a state college in 1948, and gained university status in 1970. Its 745-acre campus is located in Princess Anne, 15 miles from Salisbury.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,492
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACPHA Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CORE Council on Rehabilitation Education
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Princess Anne, MD

745-acre campus in Princess Anne (population: 3,593), 12 miles from Salisbury. Served by bus; air serves Salisbury; major airport and train serve Baltimore (125 miles). School operates transportation to Salisbury.

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
1 Backbone Road
Princess Anne, MD 21853

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
35%
400-499
53%
300-399
8%
600-699
4%
500-599
33%
400-499
52%
300-399
11%
600-699
1%
500-599
11%
400-499
53%
300-399
34%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
35%
12-17
51%
6-11
10%
24-29
3%
18-23
33%
12-17
61%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
49%
12-17
48%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 15 (priority deadline)
June 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,053
Declined + 4,774
Total Received 7,827

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Recommendations

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Eric V. Hilton
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
P: 410 651-6410
F: 410 651-7922
umesadmissions@umes.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 410 651-6172
F: 410 651-7670

Financial Aid Officer

Alvin J. Dorsett
Director of Financial Aid
ajdorsett@umes.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Cricket, Football, Soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Flag Football, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Keith Davidson (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mascot
Fighting Hawks/Lady Hawks
School colors
maroon and grey

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American Studies
Agribusiness
Agriculture
Applied Computer Science
Applied Design
Art Education
Aviation Science
Biochemistry
Biology/General
Business Administration
Business Education
Career/Technology Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Computer Science/Data Processing
Construction Management/Technology
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Cyber Security Engineering Technology
Educational Leadership
Elementary/Special Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
Food Science/Technology
Food/Agriculture Science
General Studies
Guidance/Counseling
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Human Ecology
Jazz/Popular Music
Marine/Estuarine/Environmental Science
Marketing
Mathematics
Music Education
Organizational Leadership
PGA Golf Management
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Psychology
Rehabilitation Services
Sociology
Special Education
Teaching
Technology Education
Toxicology
Urban Forestry
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology/general
  2. Health Professions
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

3,492

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

2,862
students

Female
55%
1,561

Male
45%
1,301

18%

630
students

Female
62%
392

Male
38%
238

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

2,573
students

Female
56%
1,420

Male
44%
1,153

11%

289
students

Female
49%
141

Male
51%
148

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
75%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
10%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

38%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Cameroon
China
Croatia
Kenya
Nigeria
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Lombuso S. Khoza
Director, International Programs
410 651-6079
lskhoza@umes.edu

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