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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

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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.

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.

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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.

Pardon Ndhlovu
Pardon Ndhlovu

International Business 2013
Pardon competed in the men’s marathon at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, finishing 41st with a time of 2:17:48, ahead of 114 of the world’s best athletes. All-American in cross country and track & field at UNCP. Four-time all-Peach Belt Conference standout.

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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