C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    D
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Maryland Eastern Shore is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
J.T. Williams Hall
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Website
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University of Maryland Eastern Shore Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
790-950
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$14,454/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,768/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,905/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,876/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,851/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,510/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,918Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
73%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    32%
  • Dedicated
    24%
  • Hardworking
    22%
  • Unmotivated
    12%
  • Inspired
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.92 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    41%
  • Family oriented
    18%
  • Leadership
    18%
  • Needs student advice/ input
    14%
  • Slacker school.
    7%
  • Progressive
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses
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This is a beautiful campus with many amenities. Whether you are looking for a club to join or you need tutoring help after class, UMES has the resources available to help any student learn and understand the material given. Above all, it is one of the cheapest colleges to attend.

Transfer students should take precaution, the Office of the Registrar are difficult to work with. It is advised that any transfer student should frequently check the status of his or her transferred credits and keep a paperwork folder from day one.
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My experience at UMES could have been better. There are many issues with housing. There are also issues with the food. Also the location in Princess Anne, MD is pretty boring. However academically I think UMES is doing a pretty good job. I have learn so much since enrolling at UMES!
Driving into University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus for move in day was a bittersweet moment. As I became more open minded about the campus and what it has to offer me, I became more of a member of the school. UMES is an overall well rounded school and is all of what you make it while your are there. I plan on making the best out of my experience there. HAWK PRIDE...CATCH IT!