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University of Maryland Eastern Shore - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


UMES students do fieldwork on Assateague Island

UMES students do fieldwork on Assateague Island

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,454 (3,758 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 92% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,713 (in-state); $14,849 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,074
  • Other Expenses: $3,800
  • Total Cost: $20,587 (in-state); $28,723 (out-of-state)

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 78%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,972
    • Loans: $6,751

Most Popular Majors:

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

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.umes.edu/About/Default.aspx?id=238

"University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the State’s Historically Black 1890 Land-Grant institution, emphasizes baccalaureate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, health professions, sciences, and teacher education. In keeping with its land-grant mandate, the University’s purpose and uniqueness are grounded in distinctive learning, discovery, and engagement opportunities in agriculture, marine and environmental sciences, technology, engineering and aviation sciences, health professions, and hospitality management. Degrees are offered at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels.

UMES is committed to providing access to high quality values-based educational experience, especially to individuals who are first-generation college students of all races, while emphasizing multicultural diversity and international perspectives. The University serves the education and research needs of businesses, industries, government and non-government organizations. The University is committed to meeting the economic development needs on the Eastern Shore; workforce development needs of the State; international development priorities of the nation; and commercialization and entrepreneurial ventures of the University, through engagement activities, and partnerships.

UMES is a teaching/research institution that nurtures and launches globally competent citizens. It will continue to embrace its interdisciplinary curriculum, sponsored research initiatives, rural and economic development priorities, and community engagement. UMES will continue to expand its partnerships and collaborative arrangements with the University System of Maryland Institutions, other universities, community colleges, public schools, government, and other external agencies and constituencies."

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