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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina at Pembroke One University Drive Pembroke, NC 28372 Phone: (910) 521-6000
  • General Information
    About University of North Carolina at Pembroke

    MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY 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. UNC Pembroke exists to promote excellence in teaching and learning, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, in an environment of free inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, and rigorous intellectual standards. Our diversity and our commitment to personalized teaching uniquely prepare our students for rewarding careers, postgraduate education, leadership roles, and fulfilling lives. We cultivate an international perspective, rooted in our service to and appreciation of our multi-ethnic regional society, which prepares citizens for engagement in global society. Students are encouraged to participate in activities that develop their intellectual curiosity and mold them into responsible stewards of the world. UNCP faculty and staff are dedicated to active student learning, engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity, and public service. We celebrate our heritage as we enhance the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social life of the region. VISION STATEMENT The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will challenge students to embrace difference and adapt to change, think critically, communicate effectively, and become responsible citizens. Working from a strong foundation in the liberal arts, we will increase opportunities to infuse our curriculum with interdisciplinary innovation while promoting undergraduate and graduate research as well as international opportunities. CORE VALUES STATEMENT The faculty and staff of UNC Pembroke are guided by the following set of core values: 1. The commitment to serving the local region 2. The creation, exploration, evaluation, and articulation of ideas 3. The value of a liberal arts foundation as the basis of self-realization and lifelong learning 4. The importance of honor and integrity to learning and leadership as we educate students to be stewards of the world 5. The appreciation of the American Indian history of the university and local community 6. The appreciation of diversity and respect for the dignity and worth of every individual 7. The commitment to prepare graduate and undergraduate students to succeed in an ever-changing and increasingly technological global environment 8. The accessibility of education which leads to the enhancement of the economy and culture in the region 9. The maintenance of a sustainable, safe, healthful, attractive, and accessible campus INSTITUTIONAL DISTINCTIVENESS STATEMENT The University of North Carolina at Pembroke distinguishes itself from peer institutions by offering an affordable, highly personalized, student-centered education to diverse students. Founded in 1887 as an American Indian institution to serve the Lumbee people, UNCP is now also comprised of students, faculty, and staff who possess differing attributes based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, national origin, age, political affiliation, religion, and other characteristics. Diversity grounds intellectual pursuits and provides us with opportunities for discovery and ways to integrate all individuals and groups into the larger community, respecting and valuing their uniqueness while simultaneously advancing the University’s historical tradition. UNC Pembroke thus prepares its students for life and leadership within a diverse society.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 3,974
    Percent Admitted 55%
    Men Admitted 56%
    Women Admitted 55%
    Full Time Retention Rate 68%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 420 510
      Math 430 530
      Writing 400 490
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 17 21
      English 14 20
      Math 17 22
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 7,611
    Native American 1,335
    Asian 135
    African American 2,085
    Hispanic 220
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 4,858
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 127

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