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

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.

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Melanie Cobb

Biology 2007
Histotechnologist, Norfolk, Va. Standout UNCP soccer player. Holds multiple school records in scoring and assists. Inducted into the Hall of Fame. Works as a histotechnologist with a dermatology practice in Virginia.

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.

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Jesse Oxendine

Education 1951
First American Indian pharmacist in NC. WWII veteran. Helped liberate concentration camps in Germany. Played quarterback for UNCP’s first football team 1947-1951. Worked as pharmacist in Charlotte for 40 years. Helped revive football at UNCP. Former chairman of UNCP Board of Trustees.

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

14:1

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