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

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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.

Ethan Sanford
Ethan Sanford

Biology 2016
Senior scientist. Clinical trial lab services company, Ithaca, N.Y. At 14, he was one of the youngest students to be admitted to UNCP. Excelled as an Esther G. Maynor scholar. Named Outstanding Senior. Completed his Ph.D.

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.

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.

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