J.T. Williams Hall, Room 2106 Princess Anne, MD 21853 (410) 651-2200
http://www.umes.edu/ umesadmissions@umes.edu
About University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
  • Year of Foundation 1886
  • Size of Campus 745 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,448
  • App. Deadlines July 15
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 5,808 in-state, 11,964 out-of-state
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Least selective
  • Application Fee 25
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a land-grant, historically black college founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy. Since its beginning, the institution has had several name changes and governing bodies. It was Maryland State College from 1948 until 1970, when it became one of the five campuses that formed the University of Maryland. In 1988, it became a member of the then eleven campus (now thirteen) University of Maryland System, now known as the University System of Maryland . UMES is approved by the state of Maryland and fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Mu, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Tau Alpha, Beta Kappa Chi, Delta Tau Alpha, Eta Sigma Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Beta Delta, Sigma Lambda Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Golden Key
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Nu OmegaFraternity and Sorority, Inc. , Praise Fellowship, Baptist Student Ministry, Catholic Student Association, Wesley Foundation, Todah: Hands in Ministry; UMES Gospel Choir
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, AFRAM, Ethiopian Students Association, Muslim Students Association, Caribbean International Club, Sudanese Student Association,
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Leadership Retreat, First Look Fair, Freshman Elections, Back On The Yard Weekend, Million Man March Assembly, Mother/Daughter Banquet, Coronation of Mr. $ Miss UMES, Hoemcoming 2003, Valentine's Day Mock Weddings, Black History Assembly, Spring Leadershi
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Baltimore (122), Salisbury (15)
  • Distance to nearest train Wilmington (121)
  • Distance to nearest bus Princess Anne, UMES (0)
Student Housing
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (57%), women's dorms (27%), men's dorms (16%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 20%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 80%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 80%
  • Number of students using college housing 55%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
Campus Services
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number Of Subscriptions 565
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 156,286
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,687
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number of e-books 5,095
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities Preservations - 15,187
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 217,429
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Museums N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 4,760
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 12%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other