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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Pardon Ndhlovu

International Business 2013
Pardon Ndhlovu 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. He is currently training in Blowing Rock for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

James Lockemy

History 1971
Chief Judge, South Carolina Court of Appeals. U.S. Army veteran. Retired as full colonel of S.C. Army National Guard. Former member of S.C. House of Representatives. Elected as Circuit Court Judge in 1989. Elected as chief judge in 2016. Served as 2017 UNCP commencement speaker.

Ethan Sanford

Biology 2016
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Ethan is a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University. At 14, Ethan was one of the youngest students to be admitted to UNCP. Excelled as an Esther G. Maynor Honors College student and was named Outstanding Senior.

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.

UNCP By the Numbers

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Countries Represented

UNC Pembroke attracts international students from all over the world.

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Job & Grad School Placement

90% of our students are employed or attending graduate school within 12 months of graduation.

Outcomes

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Academic Majors

With 41 undergraduate and 17 graduate degrees, there's something for everyone.

Academics

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Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Your teachers will know if you're not in class.

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