The University of North Carolina at Pembroke: Narrative Description

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One University Dr., PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
Tel: (910)521-6000
Free: 800-949-UNCP
Admissions: (910)521-6262
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 152-acre rural campus. Endowment: $4.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $34,291. Educational spending 2003-04: $5980 per student. Total enrollment: 5,027. Faculty: 355 (226 full-time, 129 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,922 applied, 89% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 3,344 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,164 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 20 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 21% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 24% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 37% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Richmond Community College, Fayetteville State University, Sandhills Community College, Southeastern Community College, Fayetteville Technical College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $1696 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,128 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1136 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. College room and board: $4560. College room only: $2610. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Pembroke Day, A Taste of Culture. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,344 college housing spaces available; 1,213 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Sampson-Livermore Library with 325,499 books, 694,584 microform titles, 1,200 serials, 2,295 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.3 million. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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