Break Barriers. Not the Bank.

Write your own success story at UNC Pembroke. NC Promise offers $500 in-state and $2,500
out-of-state, undergraduate tuition per semester.

Our Heritage

Founded in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke now serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation for the values of all people. Learn more about our unique heritage and history.

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Museum
Visit the Museum of the Southeast American Indian located in historic Old Main

Get There From Here

Pardon Ndhlovu
Pardon Ndhlovu

International Business 2013
Pardon competed in the men’s marathon at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, finishing 41st with a time of 2:17:48, ahead of 114 of the world’s best athletes. All-American in cross country and track & field at UNCP. Four-time all-Peach Belt Conference standout.

Jack Lowery
Jack Lowery

English 1958
Co-founder Cracker Barrel. Former UNCP trustee. Attorney and businessman. Former city judge, city attorney and mayor of Lebanon, Tenn. Former member of the House of Representatives in Tennessee. Experienced pilot.

Brad Allen
Brad Allen

History 1991
NFL Referee. Blazed through high school and college ranks as an exceptional official, until the NFL came calling in 2014. President of N.C. Senior Games and serves as booking supervisor for the Southern Officials Association. Officiated 2012 Rose Bowl, 2014 Sugar Bowl and the Army-Navy game.

Michael Holmes
Michael Holmes

Mathematics 1972
Ret. Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy. Former UNCP trustee. Career naval officer and pilot, Held five command tours, including Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron Thirty, the largest aviation squadron in the U.S. Navy. Vice president for L-3 Communications.

UNCP By the Numbers

150+

Pathways to a Degree

UNCP offers more than 150 pathways to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Here, there is something for everyone.

Pathways to a Degree

18:1

Student-Faculty Ratio

Students receive individualized attention from highly skilled faculty who want you to succeed.    

Student-Faculty Ratio

365+

Scholarships & Awards

Our scholarship portal, Brave ASSIST, makes it easy to find and apply, but your FAFSA must be completed to be eligible! 

Opportunities

120+

Clubs & Organizations

UNCP offers more than 120 clubs & organizations to keep you engaged and involved during your college experience.

Involvement