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University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1886
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,697
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $16,099,395
Admissions Address

J.T. Williams Hall, Room 2106
Princess Anne, MD 21853

Website

http://www.umes.edu

Admissions E-mail

umesadmissions@umes.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.7
Send application by: July 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Tyrone Young
Admissions office telephone: (410) 651-6410
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: N/A
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 1
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $25 (Refundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 6 N/A
Total academic units 20 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 79%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 79%
Total applicants: 3,595
Total acceptances: 2,833
Total freshman enrollment: 1,181
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,246
Male acceptances: 1,000
Male freshman enrollment: 438
 
Female applicants: 2,349
Female acceptances: 1,833
Female freshman enrollment: 743
Out-of-state freshmen: 28%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 2.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 81%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 360 – 460
Math: 350 – 460
Combined: 710 – 920

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 1.0% 2.0%
500-599 12.0% 11.0%
400-499 44.0% 38.0%
300-399 39.0% 41.0%
200-299 4.0% 8.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 1%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 13 – 18
Math: 15 – 18
Composite: 15 – 18

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 1.0% 7.0% 3.0%
18-23 34.0% 23.0% 24.0%
12-17 63.0% 52.0% 73.0%
6-11 2.0% 18.0% 0.0%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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