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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

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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

59

Academic Majors

With 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate degrees, there's something for everyone.

Academics

18:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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