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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

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.

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.

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 & Shauna
Jordan & Shauna Walor/Sallinger

Exercise & Sport Science & Biology 2012 & 2013
(Jordan) Professional Golfer, Raleigh Country Club. (Shauna) Design coordinator, Mungo Homes. Members of UNCP Golf teams. Jordan turned pro, competed on Canadian PGA Tour and Carolinas PGA Sectional events. Shauna competes in amateur events.

UNCP By the Numbers

20

Countries Represented

UNC Pembroke attracts international students from all over the world.

Explore

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

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

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