Resources › For Students and Parents University of North Carolina at Pembroke Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Jopparn / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 06, 2017 University of North Carolina at Pembroke Description: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has a rich history having been founded in 1887 as a school for educating American Indian teachers. Today it is a public master's degree-granting university that is part of the University of North Carolina System. The school still embraces its Native American heritage with its "Braves" team name, BraveHawk mascot, and Arrowhead campus monument. The diverse student population has a large American Indian and African American population. Students come from 19 countries and 24 states. The town of Pembroke is located in southern North Carolina midway between Charlotte (NC), Raleigh (NC), Wilmington (NC) and Columbia (SC). Interstates 74 and 95 make the access to the campus easy. Undergraduates can choose from 41 degree programs, and academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students. Campus life at UNCP is active with over 80 student clubs and organizations including a Badminton Club, a Mixed Martial Arts Club, and the Swamp Dog Press/Printworks Club. The school is also home to several intramural sports and a fraternity and sorority system. On the intercollegiate front, the UNCP Braves compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference. The university fields eight men's and eight women's sports. Admissions Data (2016): University of North Carolina - Pembroke Acceptance Rate: 74%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 420 / 520SAT Math: 420 / 490SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT Score Comparison for Public NC UniversitiesACT Composite: 18 / 21ACT English: 16 / 21ACT Math: 17 / 22What these ACT numbers meanACT Score Comparison for Public NC Universities Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 6,268 (5,514 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female82% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $5,816 (in-state); $16,760 (out-of-state)Books: $1,505 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,924Other Expenses: $3,241Total Cost: $19,486 (in-state); $30,430 (out-of-state) University of North Carolina at Pembroke Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 76%Loans: 74%Average Amount of AidGrants: $6,951Loans: $5,558 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Mass Communication, Nursing, Physical Education, Social Work, Sociology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%Transfer Out Rate: 34%4-Year Graduation Rate: 20%6-Year Graduation Rate: 36% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling, Baseball, BasketballWomen's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like UNC Pembroke, You May Also Be Interested in These Colleges: Winston-Salem State UniversityNorth Carolina State UniversityEast Carolina UniversityUNC CharlotteUNC GreensboroUNC WilmingtonUNC Chapel HillWake Forest UniversityElizabeth City State UniversityAppalachian State University University of North Carolina at Pembroke Mission Statement: see the complete mission statement at http://www.uncp.edu/about-uncp/universitys-mission "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. UNC Pembroke exists to promote excellence in teaching and learning, at the master’s and undergraduate levels, in an environment of free inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, and rigorous intellectual standards."