University of Maryland Eastern Shore


University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the state’s historically black 1890 land-grant institution, has its purpose and uniqueness grounded in distinctive learning, discovery and engagement opportunities in the arts and sciences, education, technology, engineering, agriculture, business and health professions. UMES is a student-centered, doctoral research degree-granting university known for its nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, applied research, and highly valued graduates. UMES provides individuals, including first-generation college students, access to a holistic learning environment that fosters multicultural diversity, academic success, and intellectual and social growth. UMES prepares graduates to address challenges in a global knowledge-based economy while maintaining its commitment to meeting the workforce and economic development needs of the Eastern Shore, the state, the nation, and the world.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Education
  • Music
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Visual Arts
  • Criminal Justice; Biology; Kinesiology; Sociology; Human Ecology; Hospitality & Tourism Management; Aviation Science; Agriculture; Environmental Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Historically Black College and University (HBCU)
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

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Are you the ONE? Are you the One who is smart, talented, curious, and driven to succeed? Join US! #SayYestoUMES Admissions Requirements: 2.5 overall GPA 930 / SAT (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing/ Math only) 18 ACT Composite


Are you the ONE? Are you the One who is smart, talented, curious, and driven to succeed? Join US! #SayYestoUMES Students who have completed 23 or fewer credits are required to submit an official high school transcript and meet the minimum freshman admission requirement. A direct transfer allows automatic admission and transfer of all college-level credit of a "C" 2.0 GPA or better, not to exceed 70 credits, and have 24 or more college credits.

Visit us

We invite you to visit our campus! We encourage you to visit us and discover what it means to become a Hawk 4 Life! While here, you will have the opportunity to speak with a representative from our admissions team as well as tour our beautiful campus. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. We do not conduct tours on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Schedule a visit using the Campus Tours link

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School location

1College Backbone Road
Princess Anne, MD 21853, United States of America

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