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University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, MD, USA
3.60 Average Rating

Founded in 1886, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public Historically Black College and University in southeast Maryland. UMES is home to schools of Business, Natural Sciences, Education, and Health Professions conferring undergrad degrees and certificates in 60 fields of study. Outside of the classroom, UMES fields men’s and women’s golf teams and is the only HBCU to be accredited by the PGA. Throughout the year, UMES schedules a number of all-campus activities including a Black History Month Assembly and Springfest.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
39%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. April 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
73%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
17%
Submitting ACT
88%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 17
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 950
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,490
Total Number of Undergrads
2,861
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
61%
20-39 Students
32%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
14%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,860
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,302
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,508
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,864
Books and Supplies
$2000

Aid & Grants

0
100
26%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
52%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,460
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
52%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,756
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,676

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,325
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,531
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$296
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
72
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
58%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Harry T. Hawk
School Colors
Grey/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Baltimore
Dover
Philadelphia
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a historically black college located in Princess Anne, Maryland. However, it has become a very diverse educational environment. UMES is a place where the doors are open for endless opportunities to help build and further your career.
Chantel from Greenbelt, MD
UMES is a very good school. they have a beautiful campus. The student body and faculty are very helping and friendly, i love it there.
LaTonya from Gwynn Oak, MD

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