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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
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Maryland Eastern Shore is a public university located in Maryland. As a historically black college, UMES has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,573 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Maryland Eastern Shore acceptance rate is 39%. Popular majors include Police and Criminal Science, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Sociology. Graduating 38% of students, Maryland Eastern Shore alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,200.
About University of Maryland Eastern Shore...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
J.T. Williams Hall
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Website

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
39%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1040
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$15,732/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,460/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.92 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,573Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
288
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    29%
  • Dedicated
    24%
  • Hardworking
    20%
  • Unmotivated
    11%
  • Inspired
    9%
  • Diverse
    7%

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.96 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    40%
  • Family oriented
    17%
  • Leadership
    17%
  • Needs student advice/ input
    15%
  • Slacker school.
    6%
  • Progressive
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses
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My first semester at the illustrious University of Maryland Eastern Shore was honestly one to remember. I was very nervous about starting my new journey in college. UMES taught me so much within such little time. I would like to see a change in the organization when it comes to some of the departments, but other than that, I'm really glad that I chose a university that feels like home. Go Hawks!
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I come from Silver Spring, MD, a seemingly more progressive area, however I have a unique appreciation for the Princess Anne, Maryland area. While many students are not fond of the serene environment, I have been able to make UMES my home away from home. UMES is a tight knit community that makes students like me feel at home and not easily overwhelmed. It is a school that openly represents their HBCU pride. The event committee does a great job to plan all inclusive events for students on campus to ensure that we all interact with eachother and feel confident in our school. The professors that I have encountered go above and beyond for their students; it is clear they genuinely want their pupils to succeed. The only concern I have for UMES are their food options for students. I would suggest that in the future, UMES incorporates a more versatile menu for people who don't eat meat. All in all, my experience with UMES has been a great one. I am blessed to be a HAWK FOR LIFE!!!
This University is has a pretty campus. One of the best parts of UMES is diversity. We have a copious amount of students from all over. Everyone is open to the cultures that they encounter and everyone is approachable. I am a computer science major at this university. The computer science department is great at preparing a place that prepared me for the real world. The department strives on making sure everyone is successful. Even every professor that I had does not set you up for failure. They are determined to make you learn and apply yourself when faced with challenges. It is important to keep in mind that you are in charge of your own success. Like many other Universities, you are not going to like all your professors or the work given. However, if you apply yourself, work hard, and ask questions; you will exceed.