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Colleges / The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

UNC Pembroke Student Life

UNC Pembroke is on a 281-acre campus in the rural setting of Pembroke, North Carolina, not far from 31 miles from Fayetteville (population less than 5.

UNC Pembroke Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for UNC Pembroke students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? UNC Pembroke has fraternities and sororities.

UNC Pembroke has the Health Careers Club. In fact, more students participate in the Health Careers Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UNC Pembroke include Native American Student Organization, Active Minds Braves Chapter, Spectrum and Art Club.

UNC Pembroke students' favorite campus events are BraveNation Bash, Hawk Fest and Homecoming Bonfire.

Does UNC Pembroke Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at UNC Pembroke.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for freshman
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 26%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 2,331
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 1,612
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 67%

UNC Pembroke offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most UNC Pembroke students live off campus. In 2022, 26% of undergrads at UNC Pembroke lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 67% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UNC Pembroke. There are 2,331 spots available in on-campus housing for all 6,317 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,612 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UNC Pembroke offers coed housing.

UNC Pembroke Athletics

At UNC Pembroke there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UNC Pembroke:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Indoor Track NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is UNC Pembroke Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UNC Pembroke campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UNC Pembroke offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to UNC Pembroke

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UNC Pembroke, take I-95 N to Pembroke, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Fayetteville Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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UNC Pembroke Campus Services

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