University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Located in the inland region of southeastern North Carolina, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers both high quality education and personalized attention to its more than 7,600 students. As a constituent institution of the 17-member University of North Carolina—one of the nation's finest public university systems—UNC Pembroke offers 41 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs in the liberal arts, education, business, public administration, and nursing. Here you will find an intimate teaching and learning environment with small classes, award-winning faculty, and extensive outreach to support student success. Students enrolled at UNC Pembroke have abundant opportunity to conduct research, exercise leadership, volunteer for community service, participate in the arts, join organizations, enjoy athletics, and much more.


UNC Pembroke students embody the spirit of success and we want the same for you. Take a look at some of the many ways in which UNC Pembroke can help empower you to live a truly vibrant and rewarding life, both in the classroom and beyond.

Our strong emphasis on the liberal arts – the arts, humanities, natural, and social sciences – will help you become an expert at learning. When life throws a problem at you with no clear-cut solution, you’ll have the edge you need to be successful.

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 students get a unique opportunity to make a name for themselves here.

Our faculty and staff are some of the best you’ll find anywhere. With nearly 60 percent of our instructors holding at least a Ph.D., they’re an incredibly knowledgeable group of teaching professionals and are truly willing go the extra mile to make sure their students are successful. Nearly half of our classes have fewer than 20 students. Classes aren’t held in massive auditoriums, allowing students to find the personal attention they need to truly build on and master the concepts key to their success.

UNC Pembroke calls the small town of Pembroke, N.C., home. It’s a welcoming community that cares about you and ultimately wants to help you meet your goals in life. That sentiment is echoed by our own students, faculty and an administration that wakes up every morning striving to achieve success. You’ll have all the support you need to thrive at UNC Pembroke.

UNC Pembroke has a vibrant and diverse campus, and it truly shows in the opportunities available to our students. We have more than 80 student organizations and a student body made up of a wide range of cultures and ethnicities. Add those traits to our strong performing arts community and competitive NCAA Division II Athletics programs, and UNC Pembroke students end up with robust campus experience that is unique to Pembroke. Where else can you play kickball with faculty and staff or cheer on the basketball team while sitting next to the chancellor?


With a wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degree offerings, fantastic Pembroke faculty, and a diverse community of cultures, ideas and organizations at their fingertips, UNCP students are poised to excel in life.

Each student is an individual at UNCP. Our students get a chance to make names for themselves — to stand out in a warm and welcoming community that wants them to succeed — and experience a rare combination of opportunities, cultures and ideas that can’t be found anywhere else.


Location and Campus

Located in the southeastern North Carolina town of Pembroke, UNCP has a rich American Indian history and is one of the safest campuses in the University of North Carolina System. With small class sizes, a low student-faculty ratio and one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, UNCP is a growing university that empowers students to go on to live vibrant, fulfilling lives.Robeson (pronounced Rob-e-son) County is the largest of North Carolina's counties in area (approximately 10% smaller than the state of Rhode Island).

With over 130,000 residents, Robeson County is one of the most diverse counties in the nation. This is the political and cultural center of North Carolina’s largest American Indian tribe - the Lumbees - since the 1700s, making this a historic and culturally rich place to study. Learn more about the Lumbee Tribe.

In part because of its small community setting, it is also one of the safest campuses in the nation. The location - just off Interstate 95 and the mid-point between Boston and Miami - is convenient to all major metro areas of the Carolinas as well as world famous beaches and resorts.

At UNC Pembroke, you will find small classes and professors who know you by name, world-class faculty and classroom experiences, a vibrant campus life, and a community rich in heritage and culture. If you want a high-quality, affordable education at a place that feels like home, UNC Pembroke will be the right fit for you.

We invite you to explore all that UNC Pembroke has to offer and hope to see you on campus soon.  GO BRAVES!


$10,000 — $15,000 Year

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