Why Choose Us?

With countless opportunities to learn, explore and strengthen the skills you care about most, as well as the benefits that come from small class sizes, excellent faculty and a tightly-knit community that cares, UNC Pembroke graduate students get a unique opportunity to make a name for themselves here.


Here are some noteworthy recognitions that make UNCP stand out from the crowd:


Best Colleges 2024 Badge

US NEWS and WORLD REPORT ranks UNCP among the best Regional Universities in the South. In the Regional Universities South category, UNCP ranks among the:

  • Best Colleges for Veterans
  • Best Values in Schools
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • Top in Public Schools


Washington monthly


Washington Monthly 2020 College rankings place UNCP in the"Best Bang for the Buck" Master's Universities nationwide.


Military Friendly


UNCP is once again ranked as one of the top military-friendly universities in the country by the Military Friendly© and Military Times.


Niche best


Niche© ranked UNCP highly in several categories:

  • Colleges with the Best Professors in America
  • Most Diverse Colleges in America
  • Colleges with the Best Professors in NC
mba 1st place

College Consensus ranked UNCP among the best one-year, online MBA programs in the country for 2021, alongside institutions such as University of Florida, Texas Tech, and American University. College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, combined information from five leading MBA ranking systems: Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, and The Economist.