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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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Pardon Ndhlovu
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.

Davance Locklear
Davance Locklear

History 2000
Commercial pilot, American Airlines. After earning his degree, Davance joined the United States Air Force. Completed 625 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Awarded six air medals for combat and four Meritorious Service awards.

Ethan Sanford
Ethan Sanford

Biology 2016
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 scholar and was named Outstanding Senior. He is a second-year student in the field of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology.

Victoria Huggins
Victoria Huggins

Mass Communication 2015
Victoria Huggins is the reigning Miss North Carolina. She competed in the 2018 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. She is a producer and reporter with WECT in Wilmington and a grad student studying government at Johns Hopkins University.

UNCP By the Numbers


Countries Represented

UNC Pembroke attracts international students from all over the world.



Job & Grad School Placement

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



Academic Majors

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



Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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

Quick Facts

Campus News & Events



Be The Match Donor Registration

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Chavis University Center UC Mall Table 01 The Nursing Department will be hosting a donor registration event for the Be The Match Foundation. All it takes is a cheek swab to join the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry.



Wellness Wednesdays

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Chavis University Center UC Mall Table 06 Wellness Wednesdays- Come find out your blood pressure, heart rate, VO2 Max and BMI.



Water Aerobics

4:15 PM to 5:15 PM - Dance Room: the performance of aerobic exercise in fairly shallow water such as in a swimming pool. Done mostly vertically and without swimming typically in waist deep or deeper water, it is a type of resistance training.




5:15 PM to 6:15 PM - Dance Room: The physical postures of yoga are used to alleviate and reduce stress.



Women's Basketball vs. Francis Marion

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Lumbee Guaranty Bank Court

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