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UNC Pembroke is delivering instruction primarily in an in-person format with some courses operating in a hybrid model and about 40% offered online. Extensive health and safety measures are in place to prioritize the health of students and employees. For more information, please visit uncp.edu/covid. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
One University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Division II Independents
From University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Founded in 1887as a normal school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke today proudly enrolls 7,698 students as one of the most diverse campuses in the South. UNCP offers 41 undergraduate and 17 graduate degree programs on a growing campus conveniently located in southeastern North Carolina near interstates I-95 and I-74.

At UNCP, you will find small classes and world-class professors who know you by name, a vibrant campus life, and a community rich in heritage and culture. If you want a high-quality, affordable education and an exceptional experience, UNCP is the right fit for you.

However you define success and wherever you want to go in life, YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE. When you CHOOSE UNCP, you CHOOSE heritage, opportunity, connection, and an experience like no other.

We invite you to explore all that UNCP has to offer and let us exceed your expectations. We hope to see you on campus soon and that you will CHOOSE to be a BRAVE!

University of North Carolina at Pembroke Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
July 15
Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
930-1080
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$9,888/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,143/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.68 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses

Majors

3+2 Engineering at UNCP

Interesting in a career as an engineer? Start at UNCP, finish at NC State and earn 2 degrees in just 5 years! Prepare for your successful career in electrical, civil or environmental engineering at two of the best colleges in North Carolina. 3+2 students follow a prescribed schedule throughout their program and will receive additional mentorship and support in the transition to NC State.

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,945Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,124
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Average
    45%
  • Hard working
    36%
  • Procrastinator
    15%
  • Stressed
    3%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    Poll
    55%
    of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.92 responses
    Poll
    63%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.105 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 47 responses
    • Diverse
      55%
    • Quality
      23%
    • Fine
      6%
    • Quaint
      6%
    • Offers more on the outside than the inside.
      4%
    • Home away from home
      2%
    • Underrated
      2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $34,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    41%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    90%
    National
    83%
    90%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

    University of North Carolina at Pembroke Reviews

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    Pembroke is the kind of college that grows on you. When you first arrive there, you mostly see what's wrong with the campus. It's too small, there's nothing to do, it's old, etc. Just over the course of four years I had an amazing experience there I could not have gotten anywhere else. Teeming with diversity, you will meet individuals from all over the world. Small classes insure that you get personalized education. The overall infrastructure could be improve (i.e. dorms and certain class buildings), but they are always improving the campus. They have recently built new apartment dorms, a new student health building with a counseling center, bought new desks for the classrooms, new streets, and more! Take a chance on UNCP. It is a fantastic starter school for a low price.
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    College is an amazing step in your life that I encourage people to take. College at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke has been amazing. It is a completely different environment. It has been a place for me to make new friends and experience new things. The food is better than what I imagined it to be. Classes are a bit hard at first but like anything else, you get used to it the more you do it. They have something for everyone here to do and enjoy. They have events on campus quite often, they have clubs you can join, they have basketball courts and gyms, they even have a game room with a bowling alley, ping pong tables, game systems, and pool tables! My experience at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke has been amazing and I urge any and everybody to come and see what the Braves are all about!
    The process of enrolling into UNCPembroke was very seamless. The staff was extremely helpful. I like the smaller class sizes and the personal relationship with the professors and staff members. I am also thankful for the NC Promise, which makes the cost of tuition less expensive. I have been on this journey for quite sometime as a Non-traditional student. The staff and my advisors have been a constant means of support And encouragement. I am currently enrolled in online classes and I must say that the transition from classroom to online has been seamless as well. I admit that as a non-traditional student, I was quite skeptical of online classes versus the traditional classroom setting, but UNCP has been very helpful with that transition. The professors are very personable and are always available to assist in any way that they can.
    The campus is very beautiful and clean as well as being easy to navigate.
    The buildings are immaculate. Scheduling test proctors is also simple.