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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a master's level degree-granting university and one of 17 schools that comprise the University of North Carolina system. With a total enrollment of 6,251, the university offers 41 bachelor's and 17 master's degrees.

With student-faculty ratio of 15:1 and the average class size hovering at 21 students, Pembroke occupies the enviable position of being able to treat each student as an individual. Because of the rigors of the curriculum and the personal attention students receive, graduates go on to create vibrant, interesting lives for themselves.

Located in a small community, Pembroke is one of the safest campuses among UNC schools, and, according to U.S. News and World Report, it is among the nation's most diverse.


If you have an inkling you might want to attend UNCP, apply now ( undergraduate application | graduate application ) (links open in new windows). We offer many ways to do that. You can get started by:

Here are some things to keep in mind for the undergraduate application:

1. Complete the application in detail. If you leave blanks, it will cause delays in processing.

2. Submit a $45 application fee, an official high school transcript, and SAT and ACT scores to UNCP.

3. Transfer students will also need to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended as well as a university questionnaire from the last school attended.

4. UNCP has a rolling admissions policy, which means we will review applications and make decisions on a daily basis. However, it is important to note that we do have a July 31st deadline for freshmen fall admission. We suggest that you apply well in advance of these priority deadlines: July 15- Fall Semester; December 1 - Spring Semester; May 15- Summer I Session; June 15 - Summer II Session.

5. And please call or email if you have questions. We can be reached at 910-521-6262, 800-949-UNCP or

6. If you have previously attended UNC Pembroke as a degree seeking student, please use the readmit application available from the Office of the Registrar at .

Questions about the graduate application?

If you have questions about the graduate application, contact the School of Graduate Studies at 910-521-6271, 800-949-UNCP or .

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has a rich history, and a tradition of serving the educational needs of southeastern North Carolina. Our diverse body of more than 19,000 alumni spans the globe, and includes leaders in virtually every professional endeavor.

In keeping with our mission of excellence in teaching and learning, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, UNC Pembroke has been named “a Best Southeastern College,” a “most affordable university” ( Princeton Review ), a “most diverse” university and a top ranking university for the number of our small class sizes ( U.S. News ).

Our alumni are a cherished part of our UNCP family, and we encourage you to stay in touch with your alma mater. Share your news in UNCP Today , your alumni magazine, come back to campus for visits or to attend athletic events and events at Givens Performing Arts Center, or support our current students by giving to a scholarship or the Annual Fund.

There are so many ways for you to be involved with your alma mater. We encourage you to use this Web site as a personal reference to UNC Pembroke. Take a look at all the services available to alumni, and whenever possible plan a visit to campus.

Student Life

Students who are involved outside the classroom regularly report a more enjoyable college experience, a larger and more satisfying social network and better grades. Who wouldn't want that? At UNC Pembroke, students are supported in their extra- and co-curricular involvement through programs and events offered by the Division of Student Affairs and other campus offices. There are numerous opportunities to attend, participate in and lead many of these programs.

The diversity of UNCP's student body extends to their extracurricular interests and engagement in student life. With more than 60 student organizations across eight interest areas (academic/departmental, diversity, fraternity/sorority, general interest, honorary, religious, service, and sports/recreation), students are involved in many facets of the campus and local community. In addition to student organizations, many students are also involved with service initiatives. The commitment to service, both on campus and at the local, state and national levels, has earned UNCP recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

If music, dance and theatre are more your thing, you can join students who are broadly exposed to and heavily engaged in the performing arts community on campus. Student-directed theatre productions complement the Givens Performing Arts Center's national touring shows and the University Theatre department's annual productions. Students also have opportunities to participate in and attend the performances of thirteen music ensembles and the Spirit of the Carolina's Marching Band .

Student media options include The Pine Needle newspaper, The Aurochs literacy magazine, the Indianhead yearbook, WNCP-TV and WNCP ‘The Hawk' radio station . Students serve as reporters, photographers, contributors and editors of each.

If continuing your athletic career is important to you, become involved with our championship traditions on one of our NCAA division II athletic teams. For those not playing a sport, the English E. Jones Athletic Center hosts a fitness center that is free for students and/or you can participate with Campus Recreation and any of their intramural, club sport and off campus trip programs.

There is plenty to do at UNCP. It's up to you to get out there and attend, participate and lead!


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