University of North Carolina at Pembroke Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
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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):

    Enrollment (2016):

    • Total Enrollment: 6,268 (5,514 undergraduates)
    • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
    • 82% 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: $8,924
    • Other Expenses: $3,241
    • Total 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 Aid
      • Grants: 76%
      • Loans: 74%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $6,951
      • Loans: $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, Basketball
    • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    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."