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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

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.

James Lockemy
James Lockemy

History 1971
Chief Judge, South Carolina Court of Appeals. U.S. Army veteran. Retired as full colonel of S.C. Army National Guard. Former member of S.C. House of Representatives. Elected as Circuit Court Judge in 1989. Elected as chief judge in 2016. Served as 2017 UNCP commencement speaker.

Daniel Ownbey
Daniel Ownbey

Exercise & Sport Science 2015
Assistant wrestling coach, Greensboro College. First two-time national champion in UNCP history. Four-time All-American. UNCP male Athlete of the Year 2015. Midwest Regional’s Wrestler of the Year 2015. Former assistant wrestling coach at Ferrum College, NC Pride Wrestling Club  and UNCP. 

Jordan Edgerton
Jordan Edgerton

Exercise Sport & Science 2014
Infielder, Kansas City T-Bones: All-American third baseman at UNCP. Drafted by Atlanta Braves in 2014 MLB Draft. Played for the Danville Braves, Rome Braves, Carolina Mudcats and Florida Fire Frogs. South Atlantic League All-star, All-Appalachian League.

UNCP By the Numbers

18

Countries Represented

UNC Pembroke attracts international students from all over the world.

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100+

Clubs & Organizations

UNCP offers over 100 Clubs & Organizations for our students.

Involvement

58

Academic Majors

With 41 undergraduate and 17 graduate degrees, there's something for everyone.

Academics

18:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Your teachers will know if you're not in class.

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