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

Get There From Here

Jerry Lanier
Jerry Lanier

History 1974
Ret. U.S. Ambassador to Sudan, Uganda. Career diplomat. Served 33 years with the Department of State. Rose to rank of Ambassador. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, he served as head of the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism.

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.

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.

Ethan Sanford
Ethan Sanford

Biology 2016
Ph.D. candidate, Cornell University. At 14, he was one of the youngest students to be admitted to UNCP. Excelled as an Esther G. Maynor scholar. Named Outstanding Senior. Enrolled in Cornell University’s elite Ph.D. program specializing in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.

UNCP By the Numbers

20

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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