The academics at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are high quality, and there are more strengths than weaknesses. Major strengths include the credibility of teachers, involved advisers, and the opportunity to earn an “A” in each class you are taking. There are not many weaknesses but communication between students and teachers and the lack of foreign language courses can be considered cons here. However, overall, UMES is applauded and its reputation continues to be justified.
Most professors here have a passion for teaching and educating young adults. They want each of their students to excel, although there can sometimes be a lack of communication in certain cases. Advisers try their best to guide students in the right direction throughout their academic careers. If a student does not stay in touch with their adviser, they could fall behind. Registering and selecting classes is not hard because HawkWeb—the student information online system—is very helpful. Seniors and athletes get first choice of classes, followed by juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, respectively. Advisers help their students select a course load that meets their requirements but is not too strenuous, despite the sometimes challenging curriculum. Directed by their adviser, a student can achieve the best grades possible and graduate at their appointed time.