University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maryland


UMES, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a historically black university and member of the University System of Maryland. The university occupies a nearly 800-acre campus in Princess Anne, Maryland, an easy drive to both the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Founded in 1886, the university has expanded significantly in recent decades. Academic programs in business, hotel management, criminal justice, sociology, and physical therapy are particularly popular among undergraduates. On the athletic front, the UMES Hawks compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The school fields seven men's and eight women's Division I teams.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Hotel Management, Rehabilitation Services, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4290
Total Grad Students: 323
Undergraduate Students: 3967
Faculty: 186

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 18%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

J.T. Williams Hall
Princess Anne Maryland 21853


Main Email:

Main Phone: 410-651-2200

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Tyrone Young
Director, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students who have earned credit at other institutions of higher education must have at least a cumulative grade point average of "C" (2.00) or better.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In order for credits to be transferred from an institution outside of Maryland, the grades for such course work must be a "C" or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
There are restrictions on the number of transfer credits accepted. Half of the baccalaureate degree program requirement, but no more than 70 credits may be transferred from a junior/community college.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of official ACT/SAT scores is required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
July 15

Spring Deadline:
December 1

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 16 19
English 13 20
Math 16 18
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 390 470
Math 390 480
Writing 380 460

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 50%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -50%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 2000

Other Expenses: 3500

Room and Board: 7758

Tuition and Fees: 14263

Total Cost: 27521

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6482

Total Cost – In-State: 19740

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Operating on the premise that no student should be denied an education solely because of a lack of financial resources, we help as many students as possible in the form of employment, scholarships, University endowed scholarships, grants and student loans.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6500

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 69%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 75%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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