University Of North Carolina At Pembroke

University Of North Carolina At Pembroke

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a public, co-educational liberal arts university located in Pembroke, North Carolina. It was established in 1887, as the Croatan Normal School. The school is historically American Indian, and white students were not granted admission to UNC-P until the 1960s. In 1972, the University was incorporated into the University of North Carolina system. On July 1, 1996, its name was changed to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The university's campus stretches over more than 150 acres of land and admits more than 5,000 students every year.

The schools and colleges under the University of North Carolina at Pembroke include:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Graduate Studies

The athletic teams of UNC Pembroke are known as the Braves and their official mascot is the Red-Tailed Hawk. Men's teams participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track & field and wrestling. UNC-P's women's teams take part in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
One University Drive
Pembroke , NC 28372-1510
General Phone: (910) 521-6000

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UNC Pembroke Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching238secondary school administration, special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, teacher education, art education, ...
Liberal Arts119American studies, Native American studies, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management80business, business management, business administration, accounting
Family and Social Work77public administration, social work
Science75biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement53criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine47registered nursing
Media46mass communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43parks and recreation management, health and physical education, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling34psychology
Computer Science and Engineering15information technology, computer science
Fine Arts11fine arts
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy and religious studies
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental science
Medical Administration5public health education
Music4music, music performance
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for UNC Pembroke in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree68746
Master's degree17918

UNC Pembroke Student Body

In 2007-2008, UNC Pembroke had a total enrollment of 5,937 students (5,145 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 26%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 17%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina93%
State unknown1%
New Jersey1%
(International Students)1%

UNC Pembroke Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 27 %

UNC Pembroke Room and Board (2007)

UNC Pembroke offers campus housing for 1,705 of its 5,145 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Pembroke, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

UNC Pembroke Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420510
SAT Math430530
SAT Writing400490
ACT Verbal1420
ACT Math1722
ACT Composite1721

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT12%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UNC Pembroke Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,299
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,022
Room and board $ 5,901
Room charge $ 3,250
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,940
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 3,503

Financial Aid:
UNC Pembroke participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 295400)

UNC Pembroke Faculty

UNC Pembroke has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4565
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3841

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Lecturercalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*7$65,805

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year41$88,21312$76,137
Associate professoracademic year31$69,15421$63,529
Assistant professoracademic year42$59,83059$57,081
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year31$48,81633$48,576
No academic rankacademic year5$57,8785$54,336
All faculty totalacademic year151$67,047131$57,601

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UNC Pembroke Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Division II Independents
Basketball Peach Belt Conference
Baseball Peach Belt Conference
Track Peach Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports415091

UNC Pembroke Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Top 18%UNC Pembroke % of degrees in family and social work

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