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University of North Carolina at Pembroke Reviews

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  • 07/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 out of 21 people found this review useful. 1 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love the small town feel, making immediate, strong, and lasting relationships/friendship, like to interact with their campus and campus-like activities, like being able to connect with their professor on a higher, more personal level and for students who enjoy a high level of school spirit.

    Tips for prospective students

    When going into any college, you need to make sure that you are focused and dedicated to your classes. College give you the opportunity to choose what general education classes that you would like to take, so take advantage of that and get into classes that interest you. Get involved on campus in anything that catches your eye. Don't be afraid to talk to other people of campus, they will be more than happy to help, answer, or just talk to you about anything. Believe it because it's true. Check out the university's library, cafeteria, entrances to dorms, and bookstore for information; because these are the major traffic areas for students, information is always posted there. Last but not least, UNC-P has A LOT to offer all levels of students. Because of the smaller size, they have the ability to do things that many of the larger universities cannot do. Enjoy the privileges!

    Bang for the buck

    UNC-P is part of the University of North Carolina colleges so the education is absolutely excellent, however, the tuition is one of the less expensive of these schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is one in which you are able to meet people very quickly, and because of the smaller campus you are able to see them constantly, and form true friendships which is harder to do on larger campuses.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the teachers have office hours which enable the students to get extra time if something does not click in class. Not many colleges can guarantee this 1 on 1 time.

  • 06/04/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 17 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 2 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Vist before attending this school. Not every one can handle being in the middle of no where.

  • 01/16/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love the small towns, and just being laid back.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come from a big city I strongly encourage you to visit the school and town for a weekend. We are finally getting a hotel!! Pembroke is home to me but there is nothing here yeah we have a walmart, mcdonalds, other fast food places, about 5 restaurants, and some other places. If your looking for places to hang out outside of school campus there is not much. Robeson county in general doesnt have anything anyway.

    Bang for the buck

    the college tution is not that expensive

    Will enjoy being here

    I have lived in Pembroke all of my life (for 16 years) and I am Native American just like mainly every one else in Pembroke. Its safe around here. There is not a huge crime rate at all. Yeah stuff happens but thats everywhere. I have visted the school like a million times and it is a very nice campus in my opinion.

    Will learn a lot

    I have family that go to UNCP and they say that the learning environment is great!!

  • 12/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that like small schools setting. Students that go to University of North Carolina at Pembroke should be ready to learn. Pembroke isn't a party school but there is normally one every weekend. The campus is well kept and the people are very respectful here. I encourage people to attend UNCP.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Be well rested, most students think that staying up 'til four am is smart. trust me i thought the same thing and I soon found out that it makes life hard. - Talk to your teachers. Many teachers that seem stern in front of their class can actually be pretty nice in their office. - Get Involved! That's the only way to enjoy college. - Study , study study.

    Bang for the buck

    Everyone knows that college is expensive. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke isn't the cheapest college, but it is affordable. Most students can just pick up a couple scholarships and then work-study and school is paid for. If you live on campus you get 125 dollars, approximately, on your Braves Card, which allows you to buy pretty much whatever you want on campus. You get a refund check, then during buy back season you get half your money back that you spent on books. the activities on campus, for attending students, are affordable. Most of the events are free.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are a great variety of on-campus activities to be involved in bu,t on the weekends everyone tends to leave. Pembroke, North Carolina is a very small town and any kind of night-life activities are just a drive away. So if you have a car or know someone that drives then, anyone staying during the weekend can find a lot to do. There are normally on campus parties that are thrown by students in their apartments. Also the campus is small, its a ten minute walk from each end of the campus. So if you like to get in a couple more minutes of sleep, this school would be great.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers at UNCP are very dedicated to their students. In a typical classroom on the UNC-Pembroke campus , you will find maybe twenty students or less to one teacher, meaning that you will get more teacher to student interaction. The teachers also provide office hours , where students can walk in and talk about problems and concerns. This is a great way to get extra help in subject that you are struggling and this is the perfect opportunity to get to know your teacher, in my opinion., the more interaction time with your professors,the easier college will be.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for people who like being in small towns. It's also great for people who need individualized attention. There's nothing to do in Pembroke except for going to nightclubs and shopping at Walmart. If you want to do something other nightclubs or Walmart, then go to another college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to bed at a decent hour (before midnight). Read your syllabus when you first get it and continue to read it weekly throughout the semester, because all of your assignments are on your syllabus. Your teachers contact information and grading scale are also on the syllabus. Turn in your assignments on time, late is not accepted. Study for your tests and quizzes, take advantage of all extra credit opportunities, because teachers like it when you try. Some teachers give you two or three extra points on your final grade for that extra effort. If you have to eat in the cafeteria, then go to the sandwich station and the salad station.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at UNCP is less expensive than other colleges. The tuition seems to increase every year. I had work study when I was a freshman, but I haven't been able to get it for the past two years even though my financial needs haven't changed since I was accepted there. It's like they give the work to whoever they want to give it to.

    Am enjoying being here

    The university is nice, but it's boring. A lot of students have transferred to other colleges after a year or two at UNCP. There isn't much to really do. Lumbee Hall often gives students the 'run-around', and the university often makes decisions that affect the students without their (students) approval. Once I graduate, I'm NOT attending this college again.

    Am learning a lot

    I've learned a lot in my classes. I've actually retained the information that I've learned in my major classes better than I did the information from other classes.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is good for the student who wants the full college experience without the harsh prices!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit uncp.edu today to learn anything about the university, and see what programs are here for you!

    Bang for the buck

    Out of all the University of North Carolina schools Pembroke's Campus is the Cheapest but still of the best quality!!

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus is wonderful, and you can walk from one end to the other in fifteen minutes or less. The campus is always refreshingly clean, and because of the Smoking rules, you don't tend to see cigarette butts laying around on our campus! The Givens Performing Arts center always has wonderful shows including the ballet, and often times famous comedians!

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely love going to class, because I know the professors are willing to take the time to make sure I learn the material and retain it, by using teaching methods that relate to students who learn from visual aids, by reading or writing, by hearing, and by doing. The professors balance each lecture so that no matter which way a student learns best, the lecture is guaranteed to be processed the right way.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 7 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who do not mind living in a rural area. Students who want to have a personal connection to their teacher. Students who will embrace cultural diversity.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is VERY easy to overload your schedule. I have learned from personal experience that you cannot do everything and can be difficult to tell the people you respect, No. Go to bed at a somewhat decent hour, i.e., before 3:30 in the morning. When teachers say that college is a lot more work than high school, they really do mean it. It is a LOT of work. Teachers WILL NOT accept late work like they did in high school.

    Bang for the buck

    Despite being the cheapest school in the UNC system, I believe that a student can get a more positive experience here than at some of the larger schools. Pembroke's recruiting slogan is Where learning gets personal. The quality of education at Pembroke is the envy of several of my friends who have gone to larger universities. Add to that the social experience from meeting so many people who share common interests with you and Pembroke is a hidden gem in southeast North Carolina.

    Am enjoying being here

    The community here is very tight. Because it is a small school, you attach quickly to the people you live with in your dorm, and the people you study with within your major. The class size here is relatively small, even in the general education classes, so the teachers are able to call the students by name, rather than, You there in the back.

    Am learning a lot

    Despite the university being off in a rural area, the quality of education there is excellent. The professors love their career choice and actively help the students outside of class if they ask for it.

  • 01/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who wish to stay focused, and those who do not do a lot of clubbing.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you wish to have a good time here, it's probably best that you make a lot of friends to keep you company and to keep you occupied.

    Bang for the buck

    Students get a good education for an affordable tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    The college campus itself is ok, but the town of Pembroke does not have much to offer.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are very helpful. They urge you to ask questions and make sure they answer the questions in detail.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I believe that UNC Pembroke would be great for students who aren't looking for trouble, want a small, safe campus, and are more devoted to their education than socializing. I have been told that in Pembroke you really have to look for trouble, and my mother told me that if I get in trouble then she knows that I was looking for it and that I will have NO excuse for my behavior. Students who want a close knit community and don't usually like interacting with a lot of people but would still like to have the opportunity available to them, would fit in quite nicely at UNC Pembroke as well. Although that is more a description of the criteria I used to decide that UNC Pembroke was right for me, really that's what would make the school right for anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I would suggest rather than focusing on the perks available on campus and where your friends are attending school, you focus on what is affordable for you and your family (optimally a solution that won't leave you in debt), a school that provides a safe living atmosphere, a school that meets your academic needs/preferences, a school not to far from home (if you plan to stay in state, so that in case of emergency family could easily get to you), and a school that offers work study. However nice it might be for you to be around your friends and enjoy a good party every now and then, that's not what you're going to college for, hopefully, you're going to college to either further your education and make progress, or to make a difference in the world. As for friends, the friends that you might not see on campus weren't always your friends, at one point, they too were strangers, so consider college an opportunity to make new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    I am the second oldest of four siblings, my older sister is going to be a junior in college the fall I begin, and my two younger brothers will graduate in 2015 and 2016. One of my parents is self-employed, and the other makes enough to pay the bills and put a little aside each month for a rainy day. Thank God the House signed for the tax cut extension compromise, I was glued to CNN until they made the announcement because my family wouldn't make it with $40 out of each paycheck. UNC Pembroke is an exceptional institution and thankfully also one of the most affordable in North Carolina, with a cost of $12,366.00 (2010-2011) for state residents, you don't get much better than that for a 4 year institution, you don't get much better than that unless you attend community college (which I am not knocking in any way). However, realistically, no one can deny that anything under $20, 000 nowadays isn't a steal when it comes to education.

    Will enjoy being here

    Although I have never been on campus, I will be visiting during the February open house. It may sound crazy, but UNC Pembroke was my first choice and the only school I applied to. If you speak to either Christina Bell or Tony Lewis in the admissions office they will tell you that this is the school that I wanted to attend. Even though Pembroke has approximately 80 student organizations including Greek Life and Honors programs, these were not my priority. I have heard, from some locals visiting Charlotte, that every 4th of July there is a huge celebration in Pembroke and that the community is more like a family. Personally I like the sound of that. A current student, a 2011 graduate and personal friend of mine, told me which dorm rooms she thought were the best, and given that we have exactly the same preferences in living spaces, I am just going to work out any kinks that may arise on campus in the fall of 2012. I looked up the school's credentials, safety ratings, and asked all the students, faculty, and locals that I have encountered how they like the community. Having been told the school is extremely safe, diverse, and generally speaking an exceptional place to live, I know that I will love being on campus.

    Will learn a lot

    With a student-faculty ration of 15:1 I would assume that one-on-one time is more readily available at UNC Pembroke than at other schools. Furthermore, having spoken to various admissions representatives, current and former students, the quality of education has been portrayed as one which is well-rounded and addresses students' personal and educational needs. Determining a major might be difficult if you begin school undeclared because UNC Pembroke offers 41 undergraduate programs, 17 graduate programs, and 1 certification programs. Personally I believe that a smaller school that has a variety of programs available and teachers willing to give students individual attention is the best type of school.

  • 10/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those from small towns or those who are ready to get serious and do the work. If you are use to the big city life you might go bonkers until you get use to being in the country! for sure.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University is in a very rural area, don't go out late at night alone especially if you are a female. There have been some ladies singled out and violated since they were in there car alone after hours. Two men work this tactic together. There are plenty on nice people there you need to be careful.

    Bang for the buck

    Moderately affordable but price increases are here as well as other schools. The old adage of supply and demand is real.

    Am enjoying being here

    Occasionally I visit the campus to see professors, people for the most part are very helpful and friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    Graduated in 1979 and coming back for an add-on licensure. Taking on-line classes, works for my busy schedule and prices are a little less than the larger schools. Learning a great deal in my field of study.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This would be a great choice for someone who enjoys the peace and quiet that living in a small town brings: no loud music in the dorms or loud parties that would distract from studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    It would be a good idea to visit the campus beforehand. Not everyone likes staying on campus all the time, but there isn't much in the way of entertainment in the town around the school.

    Bang for the buck

    UNCP is a great school in the University of North Carolina schools. You are getting as good of an education as someone going to the bigger schools at a much more affordable price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I come from a small town and I knew that a large college would be too overwhelming. UNCP is great because of the small town feel. I have already made so many close friends.

    Am learning a lot

    I love my classes and the teachers. They are always willing to work with you if you are having trouble in their class. You aren't just a number like you would be in a big university.

  • 09/22/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types who are interested in getting to know new people but don't like too, much of a huge campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make you sure you always research and visit at school first, you will have the best results !

    Bang for the buck

    I think Pembroke is very affordable. I am looking forward to it.

    Will enjoy being here

    I think things will be great at this school. It seems to suit me so well.

    Will learn a lot

    I have been doing my research on this school and it really has a lot of my attention. I can't wait to go see the campus and all the things they have to offer.

  • 11/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a great school for students who like to be on a smaller campus with fewer students in a class, so that they can get the one on one learning that they desire.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage students who are looking at this university as a choice for college to go ahead and apply. I would encourage them to be ready to read and study, but also make time to attend the events that the school hosts.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke makes sure students get the education that they paid for. When I attend my classes I hear non stop lectures until it's time for the class to end which means that I do not feel as if I wasted my money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am really enjoying attending this University because it offers me an opportunity to experience life away from my family. This university also has a lot of entertainment throughout the week which makes me feel right at home.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning how to communicate well with others and how to better myself as a writer in my English class. I am also learning how to balance studying and having time to socialize, so that I will meet new individuals.

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have campus police that are always on scene no matter what happens. they put there numbers on signs all over the campus, and there are also emergency buttons located all over the campus.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe always has good food and there is a wing place right beside it just in case you aren't feeling up to eating the same kinds of food or if the cafe is serving something you don't like.

    Dorm Life

    dorm space is okay depending on where you live. it is best that you try and find a good roommate or cool person to live with considering that is where most time will be spent. if anything happens between you and your roommate there are resident advisers that are there to help no matter what the situation is.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are great, learning is actually fun just make sure the right courses are picked. picking a class that is below your academic level will leave you bored and unsatisfied.

    Tips for prospective students

    always do your work don't get caught up in trying to party and drink and be cool, because at the end of the day you need to succeed and get your degree to make a living so it is best you don't procrastinate and make excuses.

    In three sentences

    the school is good at making you feel at home, the classes aren't over sized or stuffed to the brim. they actually care about us achieving what we want to do in life and they give us great adviser's to help us understand. pembroke is cultural every race is represented here.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In the entire four and a half years of my stay, there wasn't a SINGLE report of violent crime, and thefts were only on a petty level. Off-campus, the Robeson County swamps are notorious as a drug-trafficking pipeline. That culture has almost no impact upon the campus and its community, however.

    Greek Life

    Rich and vibrant. Highly recommended and open to any and all interested parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    SGA, sports, newspaper, yearbook, SUPERB broadcasting and drama departments, jazz band, foreign language and chess clubs, movie enthusiasts, photography club, biology club, history society, church groups, and much, much more.....

    Great for these types of students

    Those who enjoy a more rural setting and multicultural experiences.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Strong Native American traditions and sense of pride, including the outdoor historical drama Strike at the Wind.

    Bang for the buck

    For the relatively low tuition, UNC Pembroke is a superb deal.

    What to do for fun

    Definitely get involved in extracurricular activities, particularly the plays, music programs, sports, student government, and especially the world-class broadcasting center. You will have a blast!

    Food and Dining

    Not the best, not the worst. Nothing to write home about.

    Dorm Life

    This can be a tremendous amount of fun, although when I was an undergraduate, co-ed fraternizing could get you thrown out. Apparently, they now offer co-ed living.

    Academic Rigor

    To be honest, it is possible to coast through a number (but not all) of the courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    The single caveat I would extend is that the campus security personnel aren't the brightest stars in the firmament, and can be unusually severe if you anger them. I accidentally broke a window, and was dragged into a lengthy court battle over it.

    In three sentences

    UNC Pembroke is nestled in a rural corner of the state, steeped in Native American culture, diverse in its attendees, and blessed with an excellent faculty.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety at Pembroke is excellent. I have always felt very safe. I say this because I always see police officers and police cars patrolling the campus to make sure every one is safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    UNCP has an unlimited amount of clubs and organizations for every interest and needs.

    Great for these types of students

    UNCP is a great place for students who like every day engagement in the classrooms and well as one on one help with your teachers if needed. Teachers are always there to help any students if they need it and they make it well known.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since I have been a freshman at UNCP, they always have the best homecoming week with many activities and event leading up to the footall game. I always look forward to this week.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though UNCP as a fairly low tuition, you would not think you pay as much as you did for the education you are getting. I am extremely satisfied with the amount I pay and the education I receive for it.

    What to do for fun

    UNCP is in a very rural area but they does not mean you can not have fun. The university is always having fun events for the students that are very interesting and fun. If you are a student here and say you are bored then you are not getting involved in the many activities they have.

    Food and Dining

    My first year at UNCP the cafeteria was alright and not to pleasing. But the start of my sophomore year, they remolded the caf and it looks stunning along with better variety and better quality of food.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently an residential adviser for one of the dorms at UNCP. The dorm life will really give you the experience and opportunities you will love as a college student.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic challenges you face at Pembroke are worth the time. They challenge you with the intend that it will help you and it truly does. If i was not pushed and motivated by my teachers and school work, I would not be as educated and strong as I am as of now.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about applying to this University then I would follow through with it. You get a excellent education.

    In three sentences

    UNCP was not my first choice but I absolutely love it. Pembroke is a very great school that is willing to help you to the best of their abilities. With the small campus and classes, you get so much engagement with the teachers and students and that is what makes the experience of education the best.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Its not to expensive at all, and worth every bit

    What to do for fun

    The town is small, there is a few local food joints and stores and a park not to far. Lumberton is the town to go for fun, or the beach with is about a hour or so from there depending on were you go.

    Food and Dining

    I have only had one meal on campus for orientation. the food plans vary so plan your meals well and your budget depending on your choices.

    Dorm Life

    The housing services is nice and the dorms are nice im looking forward to the following years.

    Academic Rigor

    I havent started my first semester yet, I have continually heard to stay on top of classwork and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Aplly asap, and visit this school

    In three sentences

    Great, small town feel. Laid back and relaxed envinorment. Very nice staff and adminastration.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its has one of the highest safety rates out of all the sixteen schools within the UNC program. Most incidents that happen here are easily avoidable.

    Greek Life

    UNC at Pembroke has a large number of Fraternities and sororities. When I first applied here I didn't think it would have as many as it did.

    Great for these types of students

    UNC at Pembroke is good for students who like to be involved with things going on at school. I am a freshmen and all of my upperclassmen friends are involved in setting up events throughout the campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year there is a Native American Pow Wow, my friend is a Lumbee Indian she told me the food is great there. I plan on going to the one this year.

    What to do for fun

    The University Center or as we call the UC is usually always having something going on whether its a speaker, singer, comedian. The Givens Performing Arts Center has great musicals and shows there throughout the year as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food better than most, just do not get in the habit of eating the same thing everyday. The breakfast is especially good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life all depends on the Hall you get assigned to. UNC at Pembroke offer newer facilities as well as older ones. Its a smaller campus so if your a nice person there is a chance of knowing everyone on your building.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor you get, your classes won't be that tough especially if you have an interest in that particular subject. However, some professors like to challenge their students, but the harder the student is willing to work the greater the reward.

    Tips for prospective students

    For a better experience get more involved in clubs and extracurricular activites such as A.C.E.

    In three sentences

    UNC at Pembroke is a small and convenient place to learn. The smaller classes make way for better learning, more one on one. It also has a wide range of diversity, containing at least 4 different ethnicities.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are police always on the look out for suspicious behavior and security guards at night to make sure there are no intruders

    Great for these types of students

    people who want to be be better or do more more for themselves

    What to do for fun

    there are lots of activites here everytime there is something new.

    Food and Dining

    food is like home cooked family meals, they bring memories back and create new ones.

    Dorm Life

    it is great to meet new people all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    grades are important to me and the professors provide me with all the information that i need.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and have fun later.

    In three sentences

    i love this school so incredibly much. the professors are wonderful and i love the diversity here. i have enjoyed my time here.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great campus safety.

    Greek Life

    honor society

    Clubs and Activities

    honor society

    Great for these types of students

    great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    bookstore, gym, great library.

    Bang for the buck

    i love working with special education students and look forward to graduation in order to teach them full-time.

    What to do for fun

    earn great grades.

    Food and Dining

    excellent food choices.

    Dorm Life

    great

    Academic Rigor

    5-star

    Tips for prospective students

    always be prepared to soar when you sign up to attend uncp, because this is a school of advancement.

    In three sentences

    this school has helped me get prepared fro my educational advancement in teaching. the courses have prepared me for actual classroom teaching as well as advanced me in the knowledge that is needed in order to teach special education students.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 112

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    it is a wonderful school and atmosphere. i live on campus and it has been a wonderful experience with dedicated tea chers.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 112

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    play golf

    Food and Dining

    i have not eaten at there but i have walked through and it looks fantastic.

    Dorm Life

    dont stay on campus

    Academic Rigor

    its a good course load for people that are working full time.

    In three sentences

    great graduate program for people interested in clinical counseling

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    pay sports, bowl, or hang with friends.

    Food and Dining

    te food there is very pleasing.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    eerything is taught at a outstanding measure.

    Tips for prospective students

    aways stay alert and on top of things.

    In three sentences

    pembroke is a very good school. i would recommend students to attend this school. this school is apart of an environment where you find learning takes place not only in, but out of the classroom environment as well.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    hang out at the uc on campus, go to performances at gpac.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe is great. there is alot of different food choices. food prices are inexpensive

    Dorm Life

    i don't stay on campus, but friends i have that do love it,

    Academic Rigor

    grading scales are pretty fair. classes are smaller so its easier to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    use tutoring resources, it helps alot! contact your advisor they can help you plan your schedule, thats what they are there for. attend class every day.

    In three sentences

    great school to attend. helpful professors, and many useful resources.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is Terrible, alot of break ins from the locals during holidays and breaks.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is OK!! Its what you make of it

    Clubs and Activities

    Association of Campus Entertainment, SGA

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all type of students.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition when I first applied was pretty affordable. Out of all the UNC's UNC Pembroke is about the cheapest one.

    What to do for fun

    I am involved in a lot of campus organizations, I have many friends and we find things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Not that many food options that are healthy, Cafe food is OK.

    Dorm Life

    I recommend all freshmen to live in a dorm there first year. Dorm living is plus because your able to meet new people and adapt.

    Academic Rigor

    UNC PEMBROKE is not difficult. There are some hard classes and there are some easy classes. As long as you stay on top of your studies, you should be fine at UNC P.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a GPA of at least a 2.6 and higher to apply. Apply to many Scholarships. Do well on SAT and ACT test.

    In three sentences

    Rural, Its what you make of it, get involved.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    My parents and I both agree UNCP has the cleanest and safest campus we visited during my selection process. The security is hands on and ready to assist you with your concerns/needs. They offer free engraving for your items, including bicycles, for added security. The walkways are well-lit and students watch out for one another.

    Greek Life

    UNCP has an active Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    UNCP has a lot of interesting clubs and activities. The campus has a performing arts center that hosts many plays, speakers, musicals and concerts throughout the year - and its all within walking distance!

    Great for these types of students

    UNCP is a good option for students who want a small scale setting. The introverts have their peace and controlled atmosphere and those more outgoing and adventurous can always find a group, club or gathering to socialize. If you are used to your high school teacher assisting you with projects, knowing you by name, etc. - UNCP is the right school. I've grown to respect all my professors at UNCP because they took the time to know me individually. That says a lot.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sporting events are fun. The university also has a large indoor swimming pool and fitness center.

    Bang for the buck

    The bookstore is very helpful and offers book buybacks toward the end of each semester. You can receive a list of the ISBN for your textbooks and research options of textbook rental from online sites as well: half.com. I have used both services during my years at UNCP.

    What to do for fun

    Pembroke is a small town. Most entertainment is sought out in local towns like Lumberton or Fayetteville. You're only 1.5 hours from Myrtle Beach, SC, so that's a plus!

    Food and Dining

    The food at UNCP is great. You'll go home to visit and feel like your family's refrigerator has NOTHING once you experience the dining hall food choices available. Surrounding restaurants and a Starbucks on campus are an added plus. Your Braves Card will get you discounts at local restaurants too.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms tend to be overcrowded. UNCP has several apartment options located around the campus - managed by the school and other management companies.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are nice due to the smaller size. Research the professors and read their online reviews. Read campus publications and website information posted for the past 2 years and see which professors stand out. Join chat groups through social media and ask other UNCP students for advice and recommendations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before you decide to apply. Schedule a tour with student services and allow them to show you the campus and your options in full. Come prepared. Bring a list of questions with you and notes you have made on other colleges/universities. Having a notebook just to compare colleges/universities is the best tool. You can use it as your own personal journal for thoughts, information, questions and contacts at each school. Searching for the right school can be overwhelming. You won't remember details about every campus. The notebook will be your best friend during your decision making!

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a great option if you prefer class sizes on a smaller scale than the larger universities. There are plenty of extracurricular activities, sports and clubs for you to get involved. The faculty and staff get to know you by name, rather than student id.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am in a Sorority, and I volunteer a lot.

    Food and Dining

    Breakfast is great. Lunch and dinner could use some work.

    Dorm Life

    Im a junior and I lived in the dorms (oak hall) since my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Good Academics

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to party, Pembroke is not the school for you. However, if you want a good education, then you may call it home.

    In three sentences

    UNC-Pembroke is located in a rural area. The locals are not always welcoming to students. It's a great place for learning.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 112

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate with your professors.

    In three sentences

    The graduate program for elementary education is wonderful. The faculty is helpful and friendly. Cohort programs and online classes make it convenient.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus safety is excellent, we receive emails whenever we are in danger, or if there is bad weather coming our way.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have been apart of an organization called ACE, which provides the campus with different activities to do throughout each week.

    Great for these types of students

    Our school is a very diverse university, accepting all race and nationalities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of the unsual traditions would have to do with the Lumbee traditions. Being that our university is located in a indian community we see a lot of different traditions they have throughout the year. For instance, the Lumbees have a homecoming for all of those who are in their tribe every year, welcoming them home.

    What to do for fun

    Things we do for fun at Pembroke is participating in different organizations, as well as intramural teams they have on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students is to stay focused and organized.

    In three sentences

    I think Pembroke is a great school with small classroom learning. This makes it so that the students can have a one on one relationship with their professor. By having these small classroom settings it makes it easier for students to learn and understand the material at hand.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus Safety is pretty good here. The police are always driving by during the day and night and their are several emergency call boxes located throughout the campus. The police are normally helpful if you need help with something too.

    Greek Life

    You are aware of who is Greek and who is not here at UNCP but most of the Greek life is pretty friendly and easy to get along with. There are several different Greeks on campus and the campus is constantly adding more.

    Clubs and Activities

    For a small campus there are plenty of clubs and activities to join. For most majors there is a club that helps students get to know their professors and their peers and learn more about career options available to them. The campus also holds several movie nights and ice cream socials and other social events throughout the semester. During the Spring Semester there are several activities to do during Spring Fling Week, including Pig pickin's and fun races. GPAC also hosts several performances and plays throughout the year including step shows and comedy shows. However, It is up to the student to take advantage of these clubs and activities to make the most of their college experience

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are serious about their education, love being involved and meeting new people, students who know how to make the best of any situation they are in, students who are looking for a cheap school to go to while still getting a good education. Students who do not give up easily.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The town of Pembroke sometimes host Powwows and other festivities through out the year. There is also a tradition called Pembroke Day where several stores and organizations throughout Pembroke and UNCP gather on the campus and sell products and inform students and the community about their organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    UNCP is one of cheapest schools in the county and it still offers quality education. It is worth the amount of money you will spend and if you can work during the summer and save up you will probably be able to afford to come here all four years.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do for fun in the city surrounding the campus. Many students also go home during the weekends so sometimes the campus is dead. If you are on campus during the weekend you are probably going to have to drive to Lumberton or Fayetteville to have fun. Getting involved in campus activities and attending campus events, performances in GPAC and sports games are normally good sources of fun during the week. You can also go to the gym or play basketball. If you do not have the option of leaving town during the weekends you can always call up friends and have movie nights or game nights. Sometimes you just have to make your own fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is very hit or miss. During the week the sandwich bar, pizza bar and the chef line are always open during lunch and dinner and they normally serve good food. The cafe also has fried chicken Wednesdays sometimes. The desserts are also good especially the cookies. The lines are usually not too long and you can get seconds for most of the food. However sometimes the cafe serves weird food and some days the only thing that is good to eat is the pizza. On the plus side the cafe is being renovated this summer once finished will have more places to eat and more room to sit. If you are on a meal plan you also get money for the campus food places like bert's the smoothie shop and starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here a pretty nice in particular Oak, Pine and Cypress. The rooms look fairly brand new and in Oak and Pine if you have a pretty nice sized bathroom that you only have to share with 3 other people. Housing and Residence life also puts on fun activities in each of the dorms throughout the semester including movie nights and ice cream parties. The negative side to housing is that Cypress Hall is located at the end of the campus and it can be annoying to have to walk from Cypress to the cafe or to class everyday. Other than that campus housing is pretty good here just try to stay in either Pine, Oak or Cypress. Village Apartments are also a good option.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard and some classes are easy it all depends on the professor. However, if you pay attention in your classes and do your assignments you will end up learning a lot in each class you choose to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is located in an extremely small town and a student from a larger town may not like it hear to much so it is best to tour this college prior to attending if you are from a big city.

    In three sentences

    This school is affordable and provides quality education. The class sizes are small, the people are friendly and the campus atmosphere is very calm and relaxed. Your time here at UNCP will be what you make of it!

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great at this university. They are always patrolling areas of the campus day and night. Anytime there is an incident that warrants the students being informed, we get text and email notifications. I feel very good about safety on this campus.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much other than there are fraternities and sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wealth of clubs and activities on campus, more than enough for all students to participate in more than one club and activities. There are history clubs, commuity development clubs, career advancemant clubs, and more.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student but I think it has especially good programs that target the nontraditional and older student. They have started programs just for these population. That is what drew me to The University of North Carolina Pembroke.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This school has the tradition of honoring the Native American heritage and roots of the Pembroke community. The university honors the city of Pembroke for its beginning and connection to the univerity.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is one of the top schools of its kind for the price.

    What to do for fun

    There are many fun activities and events held on campus for on campus and off campus students. The university has the best community fun day that I have ever experienced anywhere and it is all free. Great activities that you could get nowhere for free. They have the best seminar series, concerts and plays as well. This helps to build the student up holistically. The university also provides many other fun events such as give-aways, food, and social gatherings on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I don't stay on campus and have never experienced the food or dining, but heard it is great.

    Dorm Life

    I have never stayed in a dorm, but have heard that it is great living.

    Academic Rigor

    This would be 5 stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that students work according to their own pace and current situations. I would also suggest lots of communication with advisors and professors.

    In three sentences

    I think that this university is superb. It is top-notch in its handling of students, curriculum and staff. I recommend this university to all who will listen and will continue to do so.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I really do not feel safe on campus what-so-ever. Last semester, several students were robbed at gun point prior to Winter break. The campus police do not seem to be involved in protecting students nor do they go out of the way to help students too often.

    What to do for fun

    In order to have fun, I must drive to neighboring cities such as, Lumberton and Fayetteville. Most of the time I just study to pass the time.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is the horrible here. There were several times that I recieve undercooked food. There is not a wide variety of food selection either.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life is rather disappointing because so many of the residents are loud at night which makes it difficult to sleep. The only positive to dorm life is meeting new people everyday.

    Academic Rigor

    Since UNCP is a small univeristy, most instructors will go out of their way to help students achieve. Instructors will do one on one tutoring with struggling students. There is also a great academic tutoring service provided by the student life with allows students to be tutored by fellow peers.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a small university found in the middle of a rural town called Pembroke. The city of Pembroke does not offer students any activities, and tends to be a city of crime. Students must go to neighboring cities to find activities of interest.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many clubs and organizations exist on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria and local cafe are all the options on campus, but many fast food restaurants surround the Pembroke area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm mates are generally respectful, and the RA's keep order.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, it is a pretty easy University.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is not very difficult to get into UNCP. Just make sure you hit all the deadlines.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a great college for students looking for small classes and a lot of 1-on-1 time with professors. Though some professors are apathetic, many actually care about their students and are willing to help them out.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    TOO SAFE ALL PARTIES ARE SHUT DOWN BEFORE 2AM and that's definite campus police are always patrolling AND DORMS ARE TIGHT WITH CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT WITH VALID STATE ISSUED OR COLLEGE ID YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ID IF YOU ARE WALKING IN THE VICINITY of campus so you can be identified at all times they don't really check people much but it has happened and can happen so be prepared

    Greek Life

    ............ THERE IS PLENTY OF GREEK LIFE AVAILABLE IF YOUR INTERESTED IN JOINING

    Clubs and Activities

    Not really the party scene if your into big parties hosted at venues there's a place where the majority of parties are held and thats MARIANI'S other than that HOUSE/APT PARTY IS WHAT YOU WILL GET LOL but THESE PEOPLE SURE KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN

    Great for these types of students

    Want to get away from the big city like peace and quiet when it should be quiet outside like smaller class sizes like to know their professors and their professors know them

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every fall there is the two rivers classic football game between UNCP- and Fayetteville State University VERY BIG GAME

    Bang for the buck

    The second cheapest tuition in the state of NC Elizabeth City being the first

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room with a bowling alley, a gym with state of the art equipment to get you as buff as you need, two Olympic size pools one that its three feet around the edge and five feet in the middle and another that is 14 feet with 16 foot drop off and a sauna

    Food and Dining

    They have the cafeteria which hits the spot there is also berts cafe, starbucks fuel (a smoothie shop), and simply to go (a mini snack shop with chips drinks cookies sandwiches salads etc.)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was okay I only spent one year and two summers in the dorms but overall its pretty good they also offer activities like movie night, and information sessions about stress, adjusting to college life, health, and fitness.

    Academic Rigor

    Not as challenging as some people make it out to be just show up, pay attention, do assignments to the best of your ability, and study you'll do just fine. I'm a sophomore and have yet to fail any of my classes

    Tips for prospective students

    If your accepted and attend don't be late or skip classes the majority of your professors will know your missing.

    In three sentences

    This school had great faculty and staff with smaller classroom sizes. There are a lot of activities as well as clubs/organizations available on campus so you can stay involved.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The professors are extremely helpful. The classroom size is great. Help is offered when ever it is needed.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe second or third in the country

    Greek Life

    you have to find what is best for you but it is not for everyone & many have created bad names for themselves

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs and things to get involved in !!!!

    What to do for fun

    nothing really college is what you make it ... find what makes you happy

    Food and Dining

    the food could be better in the cafe but they are also improving this area too

    Dorm Life

    the dorms have improved but make sure you and you roomates are on the same page about cleaning and check out the dorms first some have limited visitation

    Academic Rigor

    3- star some teachers are horrible & others are great just choose wisely

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like the city type or alot to do pembroke is NOT for you... but college is what you make & remember school work comes first !!

    In three sentences

    Unc Pembroke is a great student who is focused & want to be in a nice country-type enviroment. They offer small up close & personal classes that I believe helps improves students-teacher relationships and helps one not be so afraid to ask questions or get involved .

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are cameras and safety polls everywhere along with a police station on campus. But most of the time there really isn't a need for them. everyone here isn't looking for trouble and you can go out on campus at midnight and its still pretty safe, I don't recommend going anywhere alone but if you must its still safe.

    Greek Life

    Lots of this going on. They aren't full of themselves like on most campuses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of on campus clubs and activities but if you looking for like clubs clubs like to go out there's Marriottes i think its called. Not worth it in my opinion but lots of people go there to dance. Its stupid though save your money you will need it for something else I'm sure.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who need more help or explanations in school, and someone who is chill and not looking for a big city kind of school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Outside of the pine hall dorm if you go out towards the courtyard area in the back entrance there is a big school symbol on the ground. Stand right in the center sometimes this little spot moves but its there, but when you find it you will know. All you need to do is talk and there's this echo that only you can hear, but you need to keep talking till you find its awesome my friends and I think.

    Bang for the buck

    If your in state you get a steal. I pay around 7,500 a semester, I payed twice that at the school I transferred from also in the UNC system.

    What to do for fun

    Social life. Skate/long boarding is big on campus. Tons of inter mural sports and clubs. Best campus ministry's I've seen as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good compared to most college dinning

    Dorm Life

    I live in Oak hall and its amazing. It's right in the middle of everything on campus. I lived in Pine before that and that place is just as good. Its fun just make an effort to get to know your hall mates as well as suite or room mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic wise the school is just right for me. Small class sizes keep me paying more attention to the subject. The work isn't hard as long as you apply yourself or at least make some effort to study but mostly if you pay attention in class that's all you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Oak and Pine hall are the best dorms to live in they are the nicest and closest to everything. Don't room with your best friend it never works out. Don't take everything on the list for what you need in a dorm. half of it you wont use and its a pain to pack it all up and move again. Be social get out there and meet new people. Everyone is super nice.

    In three sentences

    Pembroke is a great university to attend with broad social and academic aspects. Class sizes are small so you get more help from teachers and in turn do better in classes. The campus is always buzzing with activity and is absolutely beautiful.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNCP very rarely has incidents. When we do, campus police notifies the campus effectively through email and text alerts. Areas around campus aren't so protected because it is such a rural, lower poverty town.

    Greek Life

    NPHC and PHC sororities and faternites. A few are suspended from campus, but that is how greek life works on any campus. I am a member of the greek community at UNCP and I can say that we love community service!

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Government Assocation, Association for Campus Entertainment, Modeling Troupes, Honor Societies, Dance groups, Personal interest clubs, academic clubs. They are all listed on the UNCP website.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who take action, are creative, come from small high schools, are really hands on about their life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Because we are at the heart of an Indian Reservation, you get to see Indian powwows and beauty pageants on campus. Because they are fighting for recognition there is always some advocating going on around campus.

    What to do for fun

    Fun is basically being wrapped up in your organizations. Throwing campus events and fundraisers. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I am also a writer for our school newspaper.

    Food and Dining

    This is about the only aspect of campus that could use improving. The cafeteria's food is often frowned upon. I personally, don't even have a meal plan. Most people eat at the on campus meal bar, which has great salads, burgers, subs, and the infamous philly cheesesteak. It gets expenisve though.

    Dorm Life

    UNCP is in a massive growing faze right now. Dorm life is at its peak. We recently finished construction on a modern and spacious co-ed dorm. A dorm with no curfew or visitation restrictions! It might seem crazy to some, but these rights aren't abused. It actually makes students feel like adults in their own apartments. The rest of campus is a little dated, but rooms are nice nonetheless. It is cheaper to stay off campus though. Financial aid can be used on the college apartments too. All of them are less than a mile away so you still feel like you are staying on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you look on the UNCP website you will find out motto, �Where learning gets personal.� Our motto is completely true. UNCP offers small class sizes and teachers who are passionate about teaching and the subjects they teach. In my opinion, the intimacy of the learning environment makes it so much easier to understand otherwise complicated concepts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pembroke isn�t the most competitive or expensive school to get into because it is so small. Once you get in, just get involved. UNC Pembroke is a place for students to take action. Many students start their own little organizations�and faculty is really supportive in this. If UNCP doesn�t have your hobby interest satisfied, you can easily start it yourself!

    In three sentences

    Located in the heart of an isolated Indian reservation, UNC Pembroke immerses you in rich culture and offers one a peaceful, laidback place to earn a degree. You won�t find the fast pace environment of a large city. The rural location allows students to create and administer their own entertainment on a more intimate level with their peers.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Have a amazing preforming center

    What to do for fun

    Pool tanning bed lots of games never get bored

    Food and Dining

    Food is awesome something new everyday

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard

    In three sentences

    Remarkable school for anyone. Class rooms small so you still get that special attention you want from a teacher.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24 hour campus police and many phones around campus in case of an emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many varsity and intramural sports. Again, many clubs and activities for everyone. You can also create your own intramural sport or club.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is a great choice for students that are seeking a challenging and great education at an affordable cost.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition only about $3,000 a year, which is very affordable compared to other UNC system schools. For example, ECU tuition is about $18,000 a year compared to UNCP, $3,000. Both schools offer a great education and college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, local parties, arcade, pool and the fitness center are all the local fun things to do. Take a 15 minute ride to Lumberton to go to the movies, clubs, more bowling and more restaurants. Take a 40 minute drive to Fayetteville, near Fort Bragg, to open up to a very wide variety of fun things to do!

    Food and Dining

    Not many meal halls or places to eat. Plus side, though, the main dining hall is being renovated and will have a restaurant style. I think the food is the same nationwide. Wide variety of places to eat besides dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms, from what I've seen, look amazing. Compared to other dorms I've seen, they are pretty nice. Large, spacious and very accommodating. The apartments around campus are even nicer and larger and very affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    UNCP is in the UNC system and is one of the best and most affordable schools is this system. The classes are challenging and keep you on your toes. Although, challenging, the classes are not too rigorous and you will learn quite a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Search for scholarships early. Apply to many schools and leave all opportunities open. Apply to your top schools early and have a backup school to fall back on.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is my local college and my backup school but it's still a great university to earn my degree. The affordability of this college doesn't reflect a bad school, but a university that wants to offer a great education to everyone. I'm proud to be a Brave!

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pembroke Police are active year round on campus.

    Greek Life

    Kappa Delta Sigma Sigma Sigma Zeta Tau Alpha Phi Kappa Tau Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Theta Xi Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Sigma Omicron Epsilon Native American Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Chi Nu Native American Fraternity, Inc. Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for just about any interest a student might have.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students who like small town life and small classrooms. No class is more than 40 students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This university is in the middle of Lumbee territory. You will learn a lot about these Native Americans while you are here. Be sure to check out their Pow Wows and the Lumbee Homecoming in July.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is inexpensive here even for out-of-state. The school gives out many scholarships to students of all varieties.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of volunteering opportunities. There are clubs for just about any interest you might have. Also a plus, Myrtle Beach is about an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    UNCP is finishing up remodeling their dining facility and it's coming out beautifully. The food is good too. I usually have breakfast every morning in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are right on campus or across the street from the campus. Housing is inexpensive compared to bigger campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not difficult as long as you do your homework, come to class, and keep good communication with your professors. Getting As take hard work a dedication just like anything that is worth something.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors at UNCP are great in making sure you are prepared with significant knowledge of the subject you are learning. Make sure to take advantage of the fact that you can get to know your professors and they can get to know you. These are the people who will be writing you recommendations when you graduate. Get involved! There is so much to do at the school, you can always stay active with all the diverse programs UNCP has.

    In three sentences

    Has a low professor to student ratio which allows both the student and professor to have a closer relationship. There are many different programs within the school so getting involved is never an issue. It is military friendly and has many programs to assist military members in getting set up for school which is great since there is a large military installation only an hour away.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not interested

    Great for these types of students

    Small town people and those who can have fun with absolutely nothing to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Indian festivals

    Bang for the buck

    Bang bang! Uncp is the bomb

    What to do for fun

    Everything from running around with friends to having water balloon fights. Nothing gets better than playing pranks on your closest friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food sucks!!!

    Dorm Life

    Absolutely loved my dorm. I had the most fun hanging out with my hall mates. Playing pranks and just running around was definitely the highlight of my year.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty tough, however, its manageable if you are in work mode.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school will prepare you for your future job and get you to where you need to be for your future. All the professors and you colleagues have an amazing impact on you that goes a long way in guiding you to where you need to be.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is not my ideal school at all. However, for those who intend on majoring at this school, its amazing. This place will give you everything you need to succeed at what you want to do in the future.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe walking all over campus no matter what time of day it is.

    Greek Life

    There is about 6 Panhellenic council organizations there are many other fraternities and sororities to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school offers over 80 different clubs and organizations to be apart of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pembroke is home to the Lumbee Tribe, so many of the traditions and celebrations of the tribe make for an interesting experience.

    Bang for the buck

    The university gives so much free stuff away!

    What to do for fun

    The school offers lots of activities to choose from but fayettville, lumberton, smithfield, charlotte, and the beach are just a short ride away.

    Food and Dining

    There food is pretty good its buffet style so you can eat as much as you want and there is a plethora of choices in food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I would recommend all students entering the college to stay in a dorm on the University of North Carolina at Pembroke at least one year. It is great! They have so many activities for the residents and fun get together. My first friends on campus where the ones i met on my hall and in my building.

    Academic Rigor

    There is changeling work provided by the professors. I feel as though because Pembroke is a smaller school in the UNC system it can provide the one on one help that students need for work to not feel as difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone seems very friendly if you need help do not be affraid to ask someone else for help. Become involved in the school through clubs and activities.

    In three sentences

    Pembroke has a nine rating to me because the university takes care of their students. University of North Carolina at Pembroke has a good student to teacher ratio, and the teachers want to see their students succeed. There is also a lot of helpful aids for students to help with grades and an abundance of activities going on for students to attend and participate in during off time.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus has parties and various of organizations to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    I have not ate at the cafe yet but I heard it was good.

    Dorm Life

    From what I have seen so far the dorms are great and roomy.

    Academic Rigor

    UNCP has great majors to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Upcoming students you will learn to love it.

    In three sentences

    I transferred here and I am loving this campus. The professors here are amazing they help you when you need it and are there for you no matter what. Coming here was the best.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are on point. My first day on campus, the police help me.

    Greek Life

    I'm still learning.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm still learning this.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm still learning.

    Bang for the buck

    My parents are please with the total package. Eventhough the economy is tight this is a great choice and affordable.

    What to do for fun

    I am learning my way around,and I know where the football stadium is located. I will be in the student section, the loudest one in the bunch yelling GO........ BRAVES........

    Food and Dining

    The food is o.k., I'm not a big eater anyway. UNCP has made sure I'm not walking around hungry.

    Dorm Life

    This is new, I'm trying to get use to this part. So many new people to meet.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe I will do well here with my academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start your process with funding for your college tution and fees early. Make a decision , stick with it, and start paying for it. It will make your first experience easy.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1-10, I give this University a 15. This is just for me. I love the area, the people are so helpful and friendly. I would recommend this college to all my friends.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I live off campus and the campus security is not affecting me.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate nor am i familiar with Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many avaiable, but i am unable to utilize them, being that i am 4 hours away from the campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Great opportunities and advancements for careers is avialble with the eduation at this college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None to my knowledge

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting a valuable education for a reasonable price!

    What to do for fun

    There are many extra curricular activities that i get emails for, but am unable to attend due to distance of my home to the college life.

    Food and Dining

    I live 4 hours away from campus, so i do not utilize the food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Very pleased with what i have run into in regards to the academic requirements.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead for attending college and being able to afford college.

    In three sentences

    This college has been excellent for working with my schedule and being available for unique hours. The college program i am enrolled in is purely online and there program and registration process is great. THe staff is friendly and courteous!

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police is always going around the campus and dorm buildings constantly.

    Great for these types of students

    For students who do not like big crowded school and for those who like a one on one feeling with the teacher.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a rather cheap school compared to other schools in the state.

    What to do for fun

    There various groups and affiliations depending on your interest but nite a whole lot, its a small school afterall.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on roommate in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let things for the last minute, if u everything on time there should be no problems.

    In three sentences

    The school has various degrees and opportunities for students to succeed in each class. I would give ita high ranking.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus at UNCP is very safe. There are police officers constantly patrolling during the day and at night. The university also has multiple emergency phone posts in case something were to happen. The campus safety department hosts meetings and tutorials for students on campus throughout the year and keeps students informed of crime during the year.

    Greek Life

    There are several sororities and fraternities to get involved with on campus. Each of them hosts meetings and gatherings throughout the week to form great social lives for each of their members. The sororities and fraternities are very close to one another and refer to each other as sisters or brothers.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost anything that you are interested in on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Locals of the Pembroke area, dedicated students, and students that cant afford to attend expensive schools.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a museum about the Native American Lumbee tribe in one of the academic buildings here on campus. It informs you about the history of the Lumbee Indians and their culture. The majority of the population in Pembroke, NC is of Lumbee descent.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that obtaining an education from UNC- Pembroke is worth the money you pay. It is one of the cheapest universities in the nation to attend, but yet it is also ranked as one of the best schools to get a degree from. The professors are great, the campus is clean and safe, and the students are amazing!

    What to do for fun

    UNCP always has campus activities going on. From musicals, movie nights, concerts, bowling, and so many more events. There are several organizations on campus to get involved in as well, so there is no reason to be bored here. Off campus there are also places to go in Lumberton (15 mins away) and Fayettville (30 mins away).

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall's here are very nice. Pembroke just finished building a new one and almost all of the students enjoy it. They have a variety of foods and the tables are kept clean for the most part. The service is good and the chefs are very nice as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Everyone on campus is very open and willing to meet new people. Dorm life is a very easy way to make friends and begin your social life on campus. Most roommates are easy to get along with and so are the RA's for each hallway. One key concept to remember is to respect other people's property.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, even the simplest of courses. Be prepared to work hard. Do not skip your classes because the instructors will not slow down covering the course material. Stay focused and maintain your grades, it will benefit you in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard because the professors are hard working and do not accept any slack from their students. Be safe on campus and watch out for yourself, just like anywhere else. Make friends!

    In three sentences

    It is a very clean and organized school. The professors are dedicated to their work, and so are the students. Affordable for almost any family.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very secure

    Greek Life

    Sigma Sigma Sigma

    Clubs and Activities

    ACE, biology club, and more

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pembroke Day, Hump Day, Movie nights, Homecoming, and more

    Bang for the buck

    there are so many free events, food ect..

    What to do for fun

    Radio show, I am in Association of Campus entertainment, rap, sorority, and go to campus movie nights

    Food and Dining

    Expensive

    Dorm Life

    Small

    Academic Rigor

    not hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Commute if possible. Don't live on campus

    In three sentences

    Pembroke is affordable. The campus is clean. There are a lot of programs to help students.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and organizations. A mall is 17 minutes away to shop and enjoy a day out.

    Food and Dining

    Food is really great. They have Papa Johns, Bert's Cafe, Starbucks, and really good cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    Village Apartments, Courtyard Apartments, & cypress hall are the best places to stay on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study and use your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a great school. The campus is in a great area. The teachers and free tutors help you along the way, to get better grades.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to all the ACE events and the events that are going on around campus, Students usually get free rush tickets to attend the events happening in GPAC.. very fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in partying and stuff it will affect you, and you have to maintain a 2.0 GPA to stay in school.

    In three sentences

    This is a good school. It has improved over the past 3 years from the education requirements to the student life.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety here is wonderful. Campus police are always around patrolling and there are cameras everywhere around the campus. Pembroke also offers self-defense classes.

    What to do for fun

    There are over a hundred organizations on campus that you join. Pembroke has an on campus bowling alley.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining experience could be a little better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is great here. You get to interact with new people and the dorms here are really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Pembroke has tutors in just about all subjects that can help with anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to your classes. Review your notes from class every night. Remember to eat right and get three good meals a day.

    In three sentences

    It has smaller classes, which means one can develop a good learning relationship with their professor. There are a lot of student involvement activities available that you can develop good volunteering skills here. The nursing program here is excellent.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think I feel pretty safe, considering the fact that most of the students don't want any trouble.

    Clubs and Activities

    I started a Film club, and it will be official next semester.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do for fun in Pembroke.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the new dining hall is great. There are many options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on whoever you are with. Good people will be good, bad will be bad.

    Academic Rigor

    There are plenty of sports to play here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study, don't skip classes, and use your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a very pleasant school, with great housing and staff. It's in a very small town, which is a good thing because of the small class size. Overall, I would suggest this school t anyone who doesn't like enormous class sizes.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Just make sure if you are out at night not to be alone in Pembroke in general.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is amazing!!! I would encourage more people to join them. Since Pembroke is a small town there really isn't much to do, but with the Greek community you are always able to be a prat of something. I'm part of Kappa Delta and it's an amazing opportunity!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a good amount of organizations that you can be a part of. It ranges from a film club to a modeling club. You can also create your own.

    Bang for the buck

    UNC-P is part of the University of North Carolina colleges so the education is absolutely excellent, however, the tuition is one of the less expensive of these schools.

    What to do for fun

    Pembroke is a small town. Most entertainment is in Lumberton or Fayetteville. You're only 1.5 hours from Myrtle Beach, SC, so that's a plus!

    Food and Dining

    Okay, with dining I would say if you live in Cypress Hall, Courtyard, or Village Apartments the I would get a smaller meal plan because the cafeteria is across campus. Other than that it's pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Minus Belk Hall, all of the dorms are pretty good. They have monthly inspections, daily cleaning, and overall a good staff. The RAs are really helpful and are really kind.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are like typical classes. Depending on the teacher and your work ethic will depend on how well you will do in the class. Nevertheless, academics are pretty good here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before you decide to apply. Schedule a tour with student services and allow them to show you the campus and your options in full. Come prepared. Bring a list of questions with you. If you want to party, Pembroke is not the school for you. However, if you want a good education, then you may call it home.

    In three sentences

    Great for students who love the small town feel, like to interact with their campus, like being able to connect with their professor on a more personal level, and for students who enjoy a high level of school spirit

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe because we have a lot of campus police that drive in and out of the parking lots. The dorms are pretty safe as well because you need to sign in if you are not living there. Believe it or not coming in the doors the secretary knows if you live there or not and will stop you to sign in.

    Great for these types of students

    The students there are pretty cool, it is a small school but there are no trouble makers there.

    What to do for fun

    The school is located beside a small auditorium where a lot of famous people come to like Cirque, Gabriel Iglesias, etc. The sororities also have a lot of parties and activities on campus, but since I lived off campus I don't know about too much that went on.

    Food and Dining

    They have a few options on campus, they have a Pizza place, Starbucks, sandwich shop and a cafe. They cafe is pretty good, a lot better than high school food and its buffet. If you place money on your school card, you can eat anywhere on campus so that's pretty cool.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on dorm, I was a commuter because I only live 25 minutes away from the school. I have been in a few dorms and they are really standard, but they are clean and pretty safe.

    Academic Rigor

    I went under the Bachelors of Biology program, but the school is more for Business majors and Educational majors. I think the school should have more career options, but if you are going into one of these fields, its a nice school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that college will be easy like high school, but you will have to study. You really need to pay attention in class and do your homework, it will effect you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    I rate it an 8 overall. I think it is a nice school, it, but I don't think there are many educational options there. It is more of an education school, for people who want to be teachers, and I think they should have more career choices.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pembroke has their own police force, so they are always there and waiting to help.

    Greek Life

    Very big Greek life, Sigma Sigma Sigma is very big there.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a competitive dance and cheer team. Sororities are really big on campus. There a bunch of stuff to get involved in.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a couple restaurants around campus. Burger King gives student discounts. McDonald's doesn't but they are open 24 hours and have a walkthough drivethough.

    What to do for fun

    Sports are a big thing to go to at Pembroke. Shows and plays are really good here. Then the campus shows movies once a month.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be a hit or miss in the cafe. The food in other dinning place on campus are really good.

    Dorm Life

    3 out of the 4 dorms on campus are suite style. You have four people to a bathroom. The dorms have activities at least once a week if not once a month.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard depending on the teacher for general education classes. As you get farther into your major classes get harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school for nursing. Get tour so you know if this is where you want to be.

    In three sentences

    This is a school where you will find yourself. This is a school where it is easy to get involved in. Pembroke makes you feel at home.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    pretty good no one really does anything worthy of being arrested people rarely commit crime

    Greek Life

    they are pretty relaxed. take pride in their no hazing policy

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek sororities/fraternities A.C.E. student social club helps through majority of student events journalism club Muslim awareness committee

    Great for these types of students

    students that like to get away from the city students who loves to balance work with play

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus shares the areas history museum with their school of communications building

    Bang for the buck

    very good for students that come from the state of North Carolina free student tickets to football games

    What to do for fun

    usually there are campus wide events or you can go to one of the local stores

    Food and Dining

    its ok.

    Dorm Life

    average

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers really take to heart your learning here

    Tips for prospective students

    Be honest. Don't overreach when choosing your classes be open minded to choosing an major

    In three sentences

    A great school for a person to get a great education and; become a productive citizen. The school is in the middle of rural North Carolina so you truly get a southern form of higher learning there. Teachers there are over qualified in their academic fields and yet; they still take time to treat you like a person.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Nothing really except hang out with friends and make your own fun unless you have a car and can go some where.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe food can get weird at times.

    Dorm Life

    I stay in an Courtyard apartment and it is awesome. You dont' have to pay to wash clothes and you have your own room

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful where you stay at because some places can be nasty. Also don't bring your car your first year because everyone will ask you to take them some where.

    In three sentences

    It is a small school so you can get personal help from your teachers so your not just a number. It is not a city area or a party school so you can focus on your school work. Also the people are nice here and friendly.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The University Center hosts several events, some movie nights and club activities. the GPAC has awesome performances and at a cheap rate for students, it's free the night of for students if there isn't a lot of people attending a performance that night. Always something to do on campus every night.

    Food and Dining

    Had a great selection of restaurants on and off campus. Meal plans are great for the cafeteria because they have a lot of options for food but you have to make sure to get there early for the best selections.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus, but several of my friends lived on campus. For the most part, the apartments looked spacious and nice. The cost of living is much cheaper than most other UNC schools.

    Academic Rigor

    Upper Division courses are very difficult and don't expect to fly by with easy teachers. My focus was mainly in the Psychology Department, so I'm unsure about the academic levels across other programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your classmates and contribute in class to be noticed in a good light so you can help others and they can help you in those needed moments. Networking is always a good way to make the workload a little easier. Plus finding group members for a project won't be difficult because you'll know a few people in the class at least.

    In three sentences

    I had a great experience at UNCP as a psychology major. The Psychology program is fantastic. It's a very diverse campus with a chance to meet several different people.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    VERY small!!!! There isn't a lot of selection but they do with what they have.

    Great for these types of students

    Multi-cultural students

    What to do for fun

    There isn't a lot around unless you want to travel to Raleigh or the coasts.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like the high school feel, UNCP is for you. Tiny class sizes allow more teacher to student ratios.

    In three sentences

    This college isn't bad but it was the best option I had for my major and moving with the military. If you are used to going to a big university, this isn't the place for you. There is a lot of diversity which is a plus!

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fraternities and sororites paint bricks in the University Lawn as gifts for each other.

    What to do for fun

    To enjoy your time at UNCP you must get involved in some way.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advice students to get involved on the campus in any way and to take classes you are interested in the most.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is the perfect sized school located in the small country town of Pembroke, Nc. It has small classes that help you get that one on one experience with your professor.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The cuisine here on campus is pretty good. There are plenty of options. If one day you decide that the cafe just isn't what you want, you can check out Bert's or any fast food joint right near campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms here are pretty nice. They provide plenty of room and include wonderful living room areas for everyone living there to enjoy. Sometimes the wireless internet goes out, so just make sure you have an ethernet cord ready!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor will definitely make a better student out of you. UNCP is tougher than most people give it credit for. It's teachers are of the highest quality and they value education more than anything else in this world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Making it at UNCP is no joke. You must keep your heads down in the books! Act like the responsible adults you are and learn how to manage your time properly to make sure you are having a decent amount of fun while keeping your grades up.

    In three sentences

    UNCP provides great opportunities to learn each and every day. Without UNCP I would probably be another lost soul wondering how I can make myself useful in society. UNCP is an excellent institution and I thoroughly enjoy being here.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we do have campus police that check around the school inconstantly and we also have security guards to protect us throughout the night in case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    we have a verity of Greek life, its not the best at the moment but for the coming class it will be something they should look forward too.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have a bunch of clubs and activities to get students involved in, its a matter of who is willing to take imitative and do it,.

    Great for these types of students

    people that need a one on one help in class, those who want to be out of the city for awhile. at the same time those who want to start over and make the best of it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    well we have the bridge to success where everyone that attends the school walks through it to show them that there is nothing that is going to stop them from succeeding.

    Bang for the buck

    well the school offers a lot of giveaways that interest students such as free housing for a year, i pads, TV etc. the school also puts on competition to win money and more.

    What to do for fun

    well for fun you just have to get to know people and do active things together.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great in the beginning but then you might start to get tires of it, at the same time they have some nights where they offer special international foods.

    Dorm Life

    we have fun in the dorm rooms at least where i stay at. The dorm room really depends on how you get along with other individuals.

    Academic Rigor

    its easy in the start or overall depending on how much time you want to put in studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    well you have to be on top of your school work before anything. you cant expect to have fun if you keep yourself in you room all day. You have to get involved in school activities in order to build relationships.

    In three sentences

    it is a diverse school with individuals from all around the world. You get to have that one on one experience with the teacher. the campus life is what you make of it.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sporting events and other events on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your application and other paper work in as soon as possible. Also feel out your Fasfa early as possible.

    In three sentences

    UNC-P is a great environment to continue your education. The class sizes are not to big and the professors are willing to help you.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With the exception of a few small incidents near the university, it is a pretty safe place.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition here is fairly inexpensive, especially when compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    As mentioned earlier, there isn't much to do around town. But, there are quite a few activities planned all throughout campus every so often, so it's just a matter of going out to these events.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at this school is alright. It's not bad, but it's not all that it could be either. Luckily, there are quite a few fast food restaurants near by as well as on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty nice. It all depends on who you get paired with, but you should not have too many issues that can't be handled.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are taken seriously and provides many opportunities, like tutoring and supplemental instruction, for additional help. One on one help is also easily accessible.

    Tips for prospective students

    This university is in a small, pretty rural area, so finding things to do around town may not be easy. That being said, don't let that stop you from attending!

    In three sentences

    This university is perfect for those who prefer a smaller, more one on one learning experience. Overall, the university is very pleasant and will provide you with good experiences, good friendships, and provide various group clubs and organizations.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are e-mails lettiing students know if there is danger on campus but this is not very often. Pembroke is a safe place to live and study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Thursdays are known as party night here.

    What to do for fun

    There are always movies, plays, and clubs doing something for students to join in.

    Food and Dining

    Food is always good.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm but I've heard good things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate. As long as you make an attempt to try hard, your professors will make sure you have every chance possible to make a passing grade.

    In three sentences

    UNC Pembroke is a small town college that does it's best to work with it's students so they can achieve their goals. It has a wonderful faculty that will go out of their way to help a student out. Classes are small and it's easy to get to know your classmates and the campus.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of extracurricular activities through out the week to attend. Me personally is to attend college church night and go to the gym as much as possible. CROSSFIT!

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. What's better than that?

    Dorm Life

    Some hate it, some love it. I had no problems with my roommates. The key is to fill your wish list (considering you get one) with a request on whether or not you want loud roommates or quiet roommates, or messy roommates or clean, tedious roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are VERY important, that's a no brainer. Classes will be tough, especially for those that lack the study habits. Learn that, and time management, and your academics will improve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the change, the lifestyle, and the responsibilities. Do not get discouraged, this is your first challenge in wanting to succeed in life. You accomplish this, your life will be more glorious.

    In three sentences

    A great experience. Good outstanding professors at this school that care for their students. The school is very well diverse.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students on a budget will enjoy the competitive price of tuition at UNCP without having to sacrifice a great education!

    Bang for the buck

    The knowledge gained from taking courses at UNCP is priceless, so no amount of money is too much for the acquired education received!

    What to do for fun

    The UNCP campus is set in a very rural town, full of hospitable individuals who help you feel welcome. Having only visited the campus on one occasion, I'm not positive of all the activities available to do; however, the campus is only a short drive to the beautiful North Carolina coast.

    Food and Dining

    As a distant education student, I haven't had the pleasure of dining at UNCP.

    Dorm Life

    I am personally a distant education student and haven't experienced the dorm life at UNCP first hand; I have heard dorm living is a worthwhile experience though.

    Academic Rigor

    The offered courses at UNCP are challenging, but worth the hard work in the knowledge gained!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students aspiring to be apart of UNCP are in for a real treat if they ultimately decide to attend! The college experience at UNCP can be very rewarding, but it requires diligence. The gained knowledge and career edge presented to UNCP students will only further advance graduates in their real life endeavors!

    In three sentences

    UNCP has knowledgeable professors who strive for academic excellence. The available courses are rich with information available to every student who wishes to take advantage of it. The cost of UNCP is competitive and worth every penny!

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe when I am on campus during the day, but just as a precaution I never walk alone at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and organizations to choose from! There is definitely one for everyone! From religion related clubs, major based clubs and just clubs based on interests!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that the price if pay for tuition is sufficient for the education I am recieving and all the perks I have on campus (Free sporting events, free plays and concerts)

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room in the UC that is equipped with ping pong, Foosball, pool tables, and even a bowling alley. ACE (Association of Campus Entertainment) always has something going on that is always fun! There is also basketball courts, tennis courts, and a practice field where you can go play with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    Its not mommas cooking. They do a good job considering the number of people they have too cook for. There is a wide variety in the cafeteria. There are two new restaurants on campus, Einstein Bros Bagels and Papa Johns which are both amazing and then there are the ones that have been there a while, Berts (Home of World Of Wings and Sub Connection) and Starbucks, which are both amazing!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is great! I have personally only been in Cypress and Pine. Cypress is the newest dorm on campus. I spent my freshman year here and LOVED it! The staff is friendly and they do a great job of keeping the place clean.

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely not high school, but as long as you apply yourself and balance your time well, there is no reason you wont be successful academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like personal learning, this is definitely the place for you! The professors and staff are very interested in your success, not just a pay check.

    In three sentences

    UNCP has small classes making learning more personal. At this school I am more than a number, I have a name that all my professors know. UNCP works hard to keep the students informed and involved, and they do a good job of it!

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is a safe campus. Just make sure you lock your bikes up and walk in pairs at night.

    Greek Life

    The NPHC Greek life isn't that live but the other ones are pretty average for college life. I am a big fan of Greek life so I wish they were more active on campus.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go to the gym and work out or play basketball, racket ball, soccer or volleyball.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good but you will get tired of it. We have a Berts, Starbucks, Papa Johns, and Einsteins Bagels. Berts is a type of chicken and burger restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I live in is great(Oak Hall)! It is central to everything.

    Academic Rigor

    The General Education classes are not hard (depending on teacher) but as you continue in your education they classes do get harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a small school, this is a perfect fit. If you get bored easily you might want to go somewhere else because Pembroke is in the country, not much to do out here.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a small school with a good heart. The teachers are very hands on and make themselves available to you. The best experience ever; I love it here.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every campus has its problems, but the UNCP campus is very safe. During a normal school year there will be around 2 incidents on campus which the entire student body is informed of via e-mail.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who love the country/beach not for the city lover.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Lumbee Tribe has annual Pow Wow's and the city of Pembroke has yearly activities that will shut down the streets of Pembroke for the enjoyment of all. These events are quite amazing and you can enjoy the food and arts of different cultures and shop to your hearts content with well over 100 tents set up.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say the area has normal small town prices with gas at $3.30 as of April 26th 2013 and the price of a 16oz Coke being $1.25. A beer at the local hang out spot called Mighty J's is around $2.00. School tuition is very inexpensive compared to other Universities.

    What to do for fun

    The UNCP area is country side once you get out of town; there are a plethora of ATV trails that can take you many miles away to different towns and deep into the forest. If you are not into mud and ATV's Myrtle Beach is less than 2 hours away by car, perfect for a day trip to the beach!

    Food and Dining

    The UNCP campus has a cafateria area which includes the fast food chain Bert's. There is also a Starbuck's on campus, but that is the extent of dining on campus. There are a few fast food chains around the University and fine dining in town.

    Dorm Life

    Most students tend to rent outside campus apartments, but the dorm life on the UNCP campus is very social and interactive. The campus has many activities and events to keep students entertained throughout the school year.

    Academic Rigor

    The University is as challenging as you would like to make it with many advanced, AP, honors, and enriched writing classes to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy small city life and have a vehicle to fully enjoy the surrounding country side. The beach is also within a hour and a half drive!

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a small University which gives students a rich relationship with the faculty and staff. Small class sizes allow for in depth instruction and one on one time with professors. Amazing school for those who want to see Native American culture and progress their academic knowledge.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always having campus activities.

    In three sentences

    Pembroke is a very calm school, similar to a high school in a way since it is a small college. I love the people on campus very nice and friendly. The nursing program always has a 100% passing rate on the final boards.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is located at every corner

    Greek Life

    A variety of differnt clubs and frats/soros

    Clubs and Activities

    This campus will keep you busy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unusual traditions i havent heard of yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap places but the it will be fun

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, Tennis, Basketball, Clubs, Nightlife, City life

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, Study, Study. Might get hard sometimes but the effort is worth it.

    In three sentences

    I would rate this University a 8 out of 10. THis University has great sudy places, and the proffesors are exellent. Also the ratio from students to professors are EXELLENT, the classrooms are a decent size for learning.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The original school was founded by lumbee Indians, so there are a lot of natives around the area. Every fourth of July have a huge festival that bring lumbees from all over its definitely something that you should check out if you ever wanted to learn more about a different culture!

    What to do for fun

    They have a few of organizations on campus that plan fun trips all throughout the school year and the summer time. If you utilize the these programs you'll never get bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food Sucks!! but the cafe is really nice they just made renovations over the summer.

    Dorm Life

    They just recently got a new co-ed dorm and the school has plans to modify the older dorms! So with these new improvements in the coming years dorm life will be a lot better than what I experienced.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like that if you go to class and pay attention you'll have no problem excelling. The teachers expect a lot more since the class sizes are smaller, I wished all teachers pushed the students a little bit harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into everything before you set your sites on one school. You can't judge a book by its cover.

    In three sentences

    This school has a lot of potential to get bigger if more people came to the area! The class sizes are small and intimate which is great for hands on work. The native lumbee people are not as welcoming as I expected, overall its a good school to look into.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    For Greek Life we have 3 PHC Sororities; Kappa Delta, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. We have 4 IFC fraternities; Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Theta Xi. We have two Native American sororities and fraternities total. We also have 3 NPHC fraternities and sororities.

    What to do for fun

    There is bowling, a small mall around the area, two movie theaters, clubs and go swimming.

    Food and Dining

    We have Berts, Starbucks, Eistein's, Papa Johns and the cafe. Personally the cafe food is decent.

    Dorm Life

    I suggest you stay at Cypress your first year because its fairly new, no visitation hours and quite bigger than the other dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Faculty and advisors are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here because its small and you'll learn more here compared to other schools.

    In three sentences

    It is small. There is a great classroom size. Also, there is one on one help with students.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Police

    Greek Life

    No Greek lif

    Clubs and Activities

    No clubs, I am an off campus student but i am sure there is something for every student.

    Great for these types of students

    If anyone is seeking an education, UNCP is flexible and the college professors go the extra mile to make themselves available for the students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never been to the actual campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is reasonable compare to other Universities.

    What to do for fun

    I am an off campus student who works full time and i nave a family.

    Food and Dining

    Even though i live off campus

    Dorm Life

    5 star even though i live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    I see UNCP as a 5 star Unversity

    In three sentences

    UNCP works well for me because I attend UNCP but all of my classes are on line or at sand hills community college campus of Pinehurst.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, I watch movies on my lap top.

    Food and Dining

    I don't normally eat on campus, but what I had in the past was very tasty. Rating 4 stars.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, so no comment. Rating 1 star.

    Academic Rigor

    I would give this university 5 stars for its academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students, do not underestimate the power of a small university, its worth looking into.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a 10 on a 0-10 scale. This university is small but packed with opportunities and culture. It also works well with non-traditional students.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They seem to have lots of extracurricular activities for students on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten on campus but I like the selection that they have to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus 45 miles away.

    Academic Rigor

    Have the opportunity to excel academically and have access to programs on campus to help ensure your success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the diverse community. It will open your eyes and prepare you for working with different people.

    In three sentences

    Great option for non-traditional students. Classes offered at night. Classes offered at different locations other than the main campus. I am a distance education student.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are different options for the students to eat. There are healthy meals available for those who want to be healthy or even stick to being healthy. Also, the dining is great too. Students come together and interact with one another while also eating a great meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, you meet new people while living in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The University sets high goals for us students by challenging us to get out our comfort zones and enjoying our learning experience.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Enjoy friends and family.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand time management.

    In three sentences

    Outstanding professors and university that strives to help everyone with their educational goals and is willing to go above and beyond to do so.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the native traditions that is intertwined among the campus, to show the heritage.

    Bang for the buck

    Many school functions. you do get the education for the amount of money that is being spent on the education.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of activities on campus

    Food and Dining

    Great food. Lots to choice from

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of living space. safety is main priority.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic excellency

    Tips for prospective students

    The right school for the one on one atmosphere. A more personal atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    Pembroke is a wonderful school. There are many resources there for the students. Students services try to keep the students informed.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Be sure to do things in groups.

    Greek Life

    I was involved in Theta Kappa it was a great experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    Music department and social work departments have great clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that wants to live in an area that is up and coming,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there may be a culture shock if you are from the BIG city.

    Bang for the buck

    Education is very good at UNCP.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in campus minstry. Find a group that meets in the area and join them.

    Food and Dining

    Food is really good now... new cafeteria. It is a bit pricy but the meal plan will help.

    Dorm Life

    I have not stayed at the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are usually willing to help you, but you have to ask. Make each class memorable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to stay involved and enjoy the experience.

    In three sentences

    I have had a good experience at UNCP and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable education.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    From what I can tell it was ok the campus police dont tell you everything

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer a little clubs and very few activities

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to go to a university on a budget :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pembroke offers many traditions to Native Americans

    What to do for fun

    Absolutely nothing there is nothing surrounding the campus and barely anything to do on campus

    Food and Dining

    I have to say they have little variety they have a papa johns, berts ( which is a knock off of mcdonalds), starbucks,and the cafe ( a variety of food)

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life well its not the best though they do offer apartments as well as dorm just pray you get a good roommate:)

    Academic Rigor

    Really good professor also its good to use rate my professor.com it makes it easier to see what kind of person your professor is before meeting them

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school if you dont have a lot money for college they give alot of financial aid and it is good for students that are not sure what college they want to go but dont want to go to a community college

    In three sentences

    Really great school if you like small classes it is really easy to get help from your professors. Also they have tutoring if you need additional help the only down fall of this school is the location and not enough variety in or around the campus.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Not much around to do for fun. You need a car!!!

    Food and Dining

    The food is terrible!!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not have a car you will be very bored here. UNCP is in a very rural area with very little entertaining things to do.

    In three sentences

    This is a very small school with nothing to do, and poor advertisements. However, the classroom sizes are great, and the teachers are decent. In addition, the tuition is not as expensive as other universities.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have great security! In order to get into dorm halls,you have to swipe your student I.D. to gain access. There always campus police driving around.

    Clubs and Activities

    V.O.S Gospel Choir Resurrection Church Campus Ministry Love and Joy Campus Ministry Bereau Campus Ministry Impact Campus Ministry Anomyous Dance Team Sports Greek Life A.C.E

    What to do for fun

    Although Pembroke is in the middle of nowhere there is a lot of things to do both on and off campus. First and foremost, it's all in who you meet and become friends with. Considering I am a church going student, majority of my friends were church goers as well. I traveled to other cities near by and my friends and I would go out to eat. I also joined organizations. I am on the V.O.S Gospel choir in which we sing songs and go to various church programs and sing. I joined an on campus church ministry as well. On campus we have an inside swimming pool. We also have a game room. In the game room, we have a bowling alley, pool hall, and ping pong tables. There is also organizations that plans and throw other student events.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining was pretty good as well. Around campus we had the choices of Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, and other restaurants. On campus we had Starbucks, Papa John's, Einstein Bagel, and we also had Bert's. I enjoyed the food service.

    Dorm Life

    The residence life is amazing! Meeting new people on your floor yet alone in your building is awesome. Staying in a co-ed dorm was an experience. The RA's were awesome!! It felt almost as if we all were on big happy family.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are what you make them. It is very possible to maintain all A's but it's all up to you. If you stay focused, don't procrastinate, go to study sessions(study groups), and meet with professors you will do well academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with your priorities and goals set. You will meet a lot of people, but with meeting a lot of people, there is a lot of distractions to go along with it. Also, don't lose sight of who you are as an individual. Stay true to yourself.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is the best UNC school there is! The community is amazing and filled with genuine people. The professors are always there and they open up their schedules to fit around yours for assistance if needed.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is average. Lumberton is a few minutes away; more food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms! Courtyard Apartments are great for the Nursing LLC!

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging!

    In three sentences

    I love the university. Small and down to earth. People are awesome.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is decent. More officers patrolling at night would be better, because crimes occur every now and then; most of them being after hours. One upside is that they are quick to respond, based on my experience.

    Greek Life

    As a member of a Greek Organization, i can say that Greek life is a great part of the college life, and is something everyone should at least look into, or consider. Now, it isnt for everyone of course, and it does cost a little extra money, but the bonds and networking opportunities are endless, and it can really change your life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs available to suit any interest a student may have. Ranging from art and theater, to math and science. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like small classroom settings will love this school. Ive had a few classes with only 10 or so students, so you get more personal with your professor, and more help/attention.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Theres nothing really. The campus isnt really big. I can walk across campus in about 10-15 minutes. Off- campus, there isnt much either.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very cheap/inexpensive University. Its the cheapest in-state, if im not mistaken. I pay roughly 2400 per semester, as a commuter and still get the full college effect, with the exception of the dorm life. (Which is something Im not missing out on, from what Ive heard and experienced)

    What to do for fun

    The University has entertainment events that go on throughout the week, that somewhat make up for the lack of places of interest in the surrounding area. Other than campus entertainment, there is Wal-mart, and a club. Otherwise, you need to drive to Lumberton or Fayetteville for fun.

    Food and Dining

    As a commuter, I dont mind the dining facilities as much as the residents but thats because I dont eat there very often. The cafeteria is buffet style, so there is many choices, although I tend to hear people still complain about the lack of variety. The only problem I have is the expense of entry into the cafe. Breakfast is cheap, lunch is a bit pricey, and dinner is way overboard. Its roughly $8 for dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I prefer to commute.

    Academic Rigor

    Easy professors for the most part. The math professors are all bad from my experience, but other than that I've had great instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great university, but be warned: the area around it is noting but country. So if you don't have a car to drive to nearby cities such as Lumberton or Fayetteville, you may not enjoy living there as much because the only thing the city of Pembroke has going for it is the University, and Wal-Mart. But on an academic note, most of the professors are good and want you to pass. So they're not very difficult.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has clean facilities, great academic programs, and opportunities. Most of the professors are very helpful based on my experience, not saying there aren't a few bad eggs. Overall, it is a great university to attend, with a friendly atmosphere.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is usually pretty safe at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life exist at UNCP but it is very hard to tell. The Greeks here dont do anything productive except for throwing a party once a semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    A few clubs that put on activities or shows but this does not happen often.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who need to have a close relationship with there professors and classmates.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school is located in the middle of an Native American Neighborhood.

    Bang for the buck

    UNCP is one of the less expensive UNC schools and you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Occasionally there are parties at local clubs. Also the school has a bowling alley if you enjoy bowling. Most of your time will be spent entertaining yourself with friends.

    Food and Dining

    UNCP has a recently updated cafeteria. The food is good but since it is always the same thing you will get tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    Updated dorms students who are sophomores and up live in suites or apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic work is not extremely challenging here. Show up and pass a test to pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a school for those who can entertain themselves.

    In three sentences

    Great school for the locals but doesn't have much to offer those from a big city.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    ALL!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Starbucks!

    Bang for the buck

    super cheat!

    Food and Dining

    FOOD IS AMAZING

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are spacy and great!

    Academic Rigor

    GREAT!

    In three sentences

    UNCP is not small or too big. The campus is full of people from everywhere and the people are so nice. It also has a variety of classes and restaurants, so perfect!

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops are always on duty and ride around campus on bikes as well as in cars. The police station, located in the middle of campus, is open 24 hours. There are also emergency call boxes scattered throughout campus that flash blue lights when pressed.

    Greek Life

    Greeks are very involved throughout campus. Each fraternity and sorority has an issue that they all focus on, such as breast cancer awareness, helping the homeless, helping St. Jude's hospital, environmental clean up, and community revival (building and rebuilding in the surrounding area).

    Clubs and Activities

    Many of the student organizations hold a great amount of campus wide activities to get people involved on campus. Intramural sports and club teams are also a big part of campus, as we have flag football, swimming,soccer, basketball, beach wrestling, and the list goes on.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't witnessed any unusual traditions or locations on campus as of yet.

    Bang for the buck

    UNCP is the one of the cheapest public universities. It offers an array of majors, sports, clubs, and activities to participate in. Plus, the Lumbee culture on and surrounding campus is intriguing.

    What to do for fun

    There's numerous activities to do for fun. There's an indoor pool, an indoor and outdoor basketball court, an intramural field used for soccer, football, softball, etc., a game room, a bowling alley, and plenty other organization led activities spread out during the course of a week. Activities we've held up to date include a glow party, a glow in the dark scavenger hunt, a talent show, a battle of the residence halls, and there's a staff vs. students kickball game coming soon.

    Food and Dining

    In my opinion, UNCP has one of the best dining facilities. It runs smoothly and has an array of choices to choose from. There's a to-go line, a dessert bar, a hamburger and fry line, a salad bar, a sandwich/wrap line, a hot bar where full course meals are provided, and also a line where the chef makes the specialty dish in front of you. The staff is friendly and it's very well maintained, as the staff walks around and cleans approximately every 15-30 minutes. We also have a Starbucks, Papa John's, World of Wings, Sub Connection, and Einstein's Bagels on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I reside in (Cypress) is clean, well-kept, and contains Resident Advisers who care about what's going on throughout the dorm. It's very diverse and integrated. Activities are provided to get to know more people and spend time together.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses provided will make you work. No class is too hard to where it's impossible for a majority of people to fail the class. However, college is a completely different ballpark than high school. If you come to college and don't study, it's highly likely a passing grade won't be in your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Don't space your classes out. Try to knock them all out as soon as possible because the more time between classes, the easier it is to 1) lose track of time and 2) get lazy and not want to go to class. - It's not necessary to invest in a bike, although it does help. You can make it anywhere on campus in under 15 minutes walking. - Complete your FAFSA! Financial aid goes a long way in college. Especially when it's time for refund checks. - Save money.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a beautiful campus filled with a diverse student body. It's a relatively small campus, making it easier to get to know your peers, get to know your professors, and make it easier to get to classes. Also, there are many different clubs and organizations to provide new opportunities to incoming and current students.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my friends for fun, whether it's getting movies from the library and having a movie night all night long on Friday and Saturday nights or just going to dinner together, or going to the gym or just hanging out. I would recommend getting involved with campus organizations to keep yourself busy. Do whatever you can to have fun. Make your college experience what you want it to be. That's what you have to do here at Pembroke or else you won't like it here, because of it's location.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the caf�© will get boring to you after a while, so plan to spend your college bucks that are loaded on your id. The food is good for a while and then you get sick of it, so utilize the on campus restaurants like Papa John's or Bert's caf�©. Even go to taco bell by the Walmart; you get a student discount there. There are healthy choices in the caf�©, like salads and wraps and soup just in case you don't want anything junky. One thing I will say is that on the weekends they should have more choices.

    Dorm Life

    I like my dorm mostly because I have friends on this floor. But, I like living in my dorm, because it's a residential style and I feel like I can come back and relax in between classes. It does get a little noisy because the walls and ceilings are not as thick as you would like them to be, but I like where I live.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are challenging and time consuming, so I would recommend taking a couple of AP classes throughout your high school career and passing the exams to exempt some classes. As for my major, I'm getting the most out of it. I'm being challenged and I am working hard to improve at what I do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit before you come here to make sure you don't mind the small town atmosphere. Invest in a car if you don't already have one, because you're going to want to get off campus.

    In three sentences

    I think that the University of North Carolina at Pembroke was great choice for me. I can major in what I love and minor in what I love. It's become a second home to me and I like it here so far.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This college is for serious inquires only. The studies are directed for success.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities going on every week.

    Food and Dining

    There are several places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you talk to your advisor about the classes you take for your major. Make sure you find a room mate that is as serious about college as you are.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a very diverse university. We have very small classes, which helps with more one on one time with professors and instructors. Tuition is lower to most universities.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is not too good here. I have heard of rape and assault here on campus just this semester. people also get stuff stolen from them quite often here. Don't go ANYWHERE alone here. always travel with people and stay away from unknown people.

    Greek Life

    we have a lot of fraternities and sororities on campus. they hold events on campus and are heavily involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are awesome on campus. there are so many opportunities to get involved on campus. there are also a lot of events that go on around campus all the time.

    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE! this campus is so diverse. Diverse race wise and personality wise.

    What to do for fun

    We have a bowling ally and pool tables in the UC (university center). We have various volleyball courts around campus and in our gym. Our pool is great, we have open pool times at various times where anyone can go swim. We also have open gym hours where you can go play basketball or whatever you please during that time. There are parties pretty much every weekend (**Drink Responsibly!!**)

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria food is gross and repetitive. they have the same thing everyday. Berts (our on campus cafe) is disgusting. their food just is not good at all. Papa johns is the only decent place to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Cypress and I have a single room. This is the newest dorm hall on campus and it is great. It is clean and modern. We have unlimited visiting. My Suitemates and friends I have here in the dorm are awesome. One downside is the fire alarm gets pulled often, sometimes at 4 & 5 in the morning.

    Academic Rigor

    this isn't the most prestigious school and it is not that hard to get into. this county is the poorest county in NC but the professors are good. they know what they're doing and their teaching styles are fantastic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work and due dates. Don't be afraid to reach out and befriend your RAs Don't pull the fire alarm! Keep up with absences Have fun

    In three sentences

    UNC Pembroke is an extremely diverse school. The counselors and people in charge are really helpful. There is a place for everyone.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are constantly patrolling the perimeters of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There many different teams and clubs to choose from here.

    What to do for fun

    We are located close to the town of lumber ton which has a mall, and many other activities including many different restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    Our cafe is learning, is the best way to put it nicely. It has undergone a remodeling recently, which in many students opinion made it too small and crowded.

    Dorm Life

    There are many historical dorms on campus and a couple of modern ones too. Some have wardrobes and others have wall closets, for the sake of floor space i like wall closets better.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not that hard when you stay on top of your work. Online classes are available here. Honors College classes are also available.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a small campus where you will meet friendly people come here. They offer many different majors you are bond to find something that interests you.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a small campus located in the middle of the town Pembroke. A lot of the focus here is on American Indian heritage. This school is very historic, because it was one of the first normal schools for American Indians.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Be with your friends. There is not much around Pembroke.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! And go to class.

    In three sentences

    I love my school. They are very active in their students lives. They try their hardest to get us involve in all kind of activities.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are a few options on campus for dining, but in my opinion they aren't the greatest. There's Starbucks, and you can't really go wrong with coffee! But the pizza place doesn't have very convenient hours. The cafeteria is good but there isn't really a lot of variety. Its the same things every week.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something going on in the dorms. Be it pajama parties, pool parties, haunted hallways, ice cream socials, or movie nights. There's never not something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes keep you interested in learning but they aren't too easy. Some are really hard, but the professors are more than willing to meet with you for extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get a planner and write down everything! All your due dates, tuition deadlines, scholarship deadlines, exams, everything! It will really help you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a small campus with friendly staff and students. It is active and welcoming as well as fairly safe. UNCP always has something going on for students and the community.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    like I stated in one of the boxes previous to this one Pembroke is a small school, you have to make fun and find things to do. once you get in the mood of Make my own Fun it is a lot of things you can do. You can make friends with some of the towns citizens and go horseback riding and visit farms or just lay around and watch movie in the provided movie rooms.

    Food and Dining

    The food is .... cafeteria food, yes its an all you can eat buffet but it is still cafeteria food. it has its good and bad days. if you don't want the buffet of course we still have little dining options on campus like, sub station, berts, pap johns and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus isn't bad at all it took me a while to get use to it, you know being away from home and all. but I now love it, this is my home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, all staff and teachers are brilliant they are always up to help you if you feel like you're falling behind or just need extra practice. it really is hard to fail classes unless you just don't go to class or don't pay attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would just say know what you are getting yourself into, Pembroke is a small school and you have to understand that it is not a lot to do, so you have to make your own fun.

    In three sentences

    If I could rate the University of North Carolina Pembroke I would say that it is a wonderful school, on a scale from 1 to 10 , it is definitely a 8.5. the class sizes are what I enjoy the most, they're small so it is really good for one on one contact and help. I enjoy attending the University of Pembroke it was probably the best decision I have ever made.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I attend many of the sporting events that occur on a weekly basis. I also take in several plays a year and listen to musical recitals that the music department holds. Our on campus organization that provides the fun factor also puts on dozens of activities in a given semester and I attend a majority of these events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in several organizations to some degree so that employers and other important figureheads in society see that you value education and can handle more than one thing at a time.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a place of cultural diversity, but not a place of exclusion. Every student here is afford the same opportunity of a valuable education is prepared to enter the work force upon graduation.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Unfortunately, there aren't many places to go and have fun. In order to have fun, you have to make your own fun with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the café is decent. It is much better than high school café food. There could be more of a variety in the cafeteria, but overall, it is okay.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is nice. I imagine other universities being the same though. We have a nice campus and nice dorms which makes living a little bit easier.

    In three sentences

    I think that the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is very accommodating to what a student would be looking for in a college. It is very diverse, and has an amazing campus. The teacher versus student ration is a perfect size and it makes learning and that close teacher, student relationship that much easier.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Greek life and recreational sports teams

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay Focused, and stay positive.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a very diverse and unique school. I enjoy Pembroke because, its a very small quite school with small class room sizes making it easier to have a relationship with the professor. Pembroke is a great school with an excellent atmosphere that's relaxing, while having a beautiful campus to go along with it.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you a student living on Campus there is not alot of things to do other than study

    In three sentences

    I am in my first semester in a masters program. i have enjoyed the brief experience so far - The Proffessors are great and the admin staff has helped guide me through the process.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school is always hosting movie nights, playing a rather new film in the Givens Performing Arts Center that is free for students. There is also the game room, with bowling, ping pong, and a pool table. It is also great to get involved with the groups on campus because they are always hosting gatherings.

    Food and Dining

    There are several options to choose from right on campus in case one gets tired of eating from the cafe and the food is always prepared tastefully.

    Dorm Life

    The newest dorms are very nice and well organized.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is rather challenging and inspiring. The discussions and assignments in class will challenge your intellect and thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in campus events and become familiar with your professors, it helps!

    In three sentences

    The UNCP campus is beautiful throughout the year and events are always taking place. The classroom settings are rather small compared to other universities so you have one on one opportunities with the professors. The campus population is also very diverse and students as well as educators are rather friendly.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    UNCP is absolutely worth every dollar my parents have spent on school so far. I am getting a university education for the price of a community college, and the professors are as attentive and knowledgeable about their subject.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten in the café, but starbucks, papa johns, berts, and ernies bagels are really delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I am neutral because I don't know what dorm life is like. I am a commuting student. And I love commuting!

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are helpful and classes are small. Plus UNCP provides many resources if you are struggling in a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most of the professors at Pembroke are awesome, but I recommend going to ratemyprofessor.com before registering for classes!

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is an excellent college that keeps on growing. The professors will bend over backwards to help their students out, the class sizes are small, therefore all your professors know your name and you can have that one on one time if it is necessary, and all the classmates and students on campus are so friendly. I love attending UNCP!

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just like any campus it is best to be alert. We do have safety buttons around campus that people can push if they feel threatened. We also have campus police.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is HUGE on campus. I am actually apart of greek life on campus and I couldn't be happier. So many opportunities open up and so many new friends. I truly opened up after joining greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life is big on our campus. Ace is an organization that creates activities for students so that staying on campus is fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week we have relaxers in the student union. We can make ballon animals, color, craft, massage chairs. All to relax. We also have a midnight breakfast during finals week in the cafe.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do. An organization called ACE is always putting on events for the students. There is a bowling ally. Basketball court.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Starbucks, Einstin's (which is a bagel/breakfast place), Papa Johns, Bert's (which is a burger and wings place), and we have a Sub-connection. Of course there is always the cafe which has some variety.

    Dorm Life

    I have always lived in campus apartments so I wouldn't know about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on who your professor is and how you deal with pressure will determine how your grades will reflect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a small school but there is plenty to do here. You have to get involved on campus to get the full college experience. There is plenty of academic help on campus.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I paid $2000 for my first semester and that includes my books, I took 16 credit hours.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do on campus, parties is about it. Which is my reason for living at home and commuting the 40 minutes.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus very often. Maybe at papa johns every now and then but never in the café.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home and commute everyday.

    In three sentences

    The school is small, and in a nice town. Classes are small, my largest class thus far might have had 40 students. Professors are helpful.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is Absolutely TERRIBLE. They serve almost the same thing every day and it sucks. The lines are long and the cafe is always packed you cant get a spot to sit in the to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life sucks. The Elevator is Constantly broke, the hallways always stink and are super dirty. And there is always those people that have to stomp and make a bunch of noise on the floor above you.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the teachers here will work with you to help you out; but no matter what you will always have a lot of work. You just have to deal with it.

    In three sentences

    The Lumbee Indians are always on campus and some of them aren't friendly. I like most of my teachers, but one of my teachers wasn't even teaching us the right math so the whole class got a bad grade. Other than that the campus isn't bad UNCP is trying to expand, but there is nothing here to do.

  • 03/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is around 24/7. Their is a security guard in every dorm. There poles with blue buttons to press for help near every building.

    Greek Life

    There are many new and old sororities at Pembroke. There are less fraternities but what they lack in size, they make up in style. They have strict policies on safety and getting in but that makes it more interesting.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are the best way to meet people. It is better to join a club you will enjoy, but you could just join one for a friend. Most activities are only fun when you make the best of it.

    Great for these types of students

    Pembroke is home to many Native Americans but have a large variety of different races and cultures. From fashion models to hardcore video gamers. You have to be tolerant and ready to meet different types of people here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I sometimes go to a church on campus during exams days. One of my new friends is a Muslim and the other a Jehovah witness. My roommate is Jamaican and does really neat dances throughout campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are many events happening everyday that don't interfere with your classes. From dances and game days you will always stay interested. The best part is that their is always a lot of people like you to meet.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is clean and have a great cleaning policy. The chief and workers are very friendly and always ask for your opinion. If you eat something harmful, be quick to tell them.

    Dorm Life

    Whenever the dorm set up a meeting, take your time to talk to people. Don't worry if you and your roommate do not click in the beginning. Just try to get to know them and you might end up as friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Take advantage of the small classes, by getting to know your professors. Join a club related to your major, e.g. if you are a biology major join the science club. Even if you don't need to, go to the writing center or something similar to practice your skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors are very unique in their own positive ways. The school have very small classes, so it is easy to learn in. There are many different types of people with all kinds of backgrounds to meet.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful and open. There are many restaurants and stores so the campus does not feel close off from the world. On a scale of 1 to 10, Pembroke is a 7.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe during the day, there have been some incidents of people getting jumped and robbed after dark though. If you are situationally aware and don't put yourself in a situation to be taken advantage of you should be just fine.

    Greek Life

    There are a handful of sororities and fraternities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Athletics,sororities and many other groups are available to join on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone will fit right in, it really is an amazingly diverse campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UNCP is all about Native American heritage!

    Bang for the buck

    UNCP is one of the most affordable Universities in NC.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of groups to get involved in on campus. Off campus Pembroke is a quiet town but it isn't to far from major cities in NC.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten in the Cafe but there is a Starbucks, Einsteins Bagels and a Papa Johns on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am a non-traditional student so I don't know about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    So far in my studies at UNCP i have had a lot of work and have had to work hard to get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNCP is a small school but their programs are very competitive. Be ready for to work hard and challenge yourself!

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a diverse and affordable university. They have a wonderful nursing program with a one hundred percent NCLEX pass rate for two years now. They make it easy for non-traditional students to obtain a degree.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    This campus offers a great precence of greek life. They are always involved in a lot on campus and is a great way to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is a great campus for someone who is looking for diversity.

    What to do for fun

    Going to the game lounge or taking a swim in the indoor pool is always a way to enjoy yourself here at UNC Pembroke. The game lounge offers billiards, ping-pong tables, and a bowling ally.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining here are pretty good. The Campus dining hall offers a plethora of foods and if the dining hall is not for you then other dining places are offered on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Even though I currently reside off-campus the dorm life was great. The rooms here are so much larger than any other campus that i have visited.

    Academic Rigor

    If you apply yourself and stay on top of things you shouldn't have much of a problem. As long as you're responsible and concentrate on your classes then it should be a breeze. The classes are flat out layer out and all you need to do is follow. The class size is smaller and you get a more personal connection with your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay alert and on your toes, be active and interactive within the campus. Be involved and you will have many opportunities that can show up for you. Make sure to stay on top of things and learn how to manage time because college is a whole different world. Last but not least have fun and make the best of this campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a very diverse yet balanced campus. It provides a person with many opportunities to be successful in your future. This campus is very vivacious and always pushes for involvement.

  • 04/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are not that many food options on the UNCP campus. There is the main cafeteria, Bert's cafe, Papa Johns, and Starbucks. The food is okay, but could be better.

    Dorm Life

    There are four residential dorms and three campus apartments. The facilities are nice and are all centrally located so it is easy to get to class. The rooms are large and the facilities are clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at UNCP are challenging, but in most cases if the student does the work and goes to class they will pass. The professors are more than willing to help any one with questions and they have open office hours. The Honor's College offers special course for their students that offers more academic challenges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who attend UNCP should be aware that the town of Pembroke is small, and there is not much to do. If they are looking for a large campus this is not the place to attend. But the people are friendly and there are many things to get involved with on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is an affordable and small school. The campus is very diverse and the school doesn't discriminate. The class size is small, so the student can get one on one attention from the teacher.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe here. Yes, things happen sometimes on campus so it's important to exercise safety precautions on your own. Most of the time, anything that happens involves people who don't attend the school. The campus security handles it promptly and swiftly.

    Greek Life

    I didn't do the Greek!

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said before, there are so many clubs and activities to be involved with here. Personally, I was involved with an art club, a Christian club (BCM), and other volunteer opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter, students not growing a money tree in their backyard, and students looking for a more personal classroom experience (since the classroom sizes are generally small).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any unusual traditions or locations on campus really. There is a church across the street though, so that's worth noting if that's important to you. I love the church family there and the youth pastor in charge of college night is amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    Pembroke, when compared to other schools, is a great price for a great education. You don't have to go broke to get a good education!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities to keep anyone busy. The Given's Performing Art Center is also on campus and they have plays and performances there all the time that people actually come out of town to see! Most of the time it can be free for students too! I'm not going to lie though, if you want to go off of campus for fun you're either going to have to travel to Fayetteville or Lumberton. Be wary of the dangers of both towns. Crime rates are high in both so don't go running around at night obviously. So long as you're aware of this though, it is possible to have safe fun there so don't stress!

    Food and Dining

    When I first came to Pembroke in 2011, the cafeteria food was tolerable. Now (2014), the cafeteria food is MUCH better! They've made some serious overhauls and it's actually delicious. There are also other options for food nearby in the same building, but be prepared to pay a little more for the convenience.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say much about dorm life because for the one semester I did live on campus I stayed in the Village Apartments (which are a part of campus). I had more freedom than someone who stayed in an actual dorm. It was nice and my roommate became one of my closest friends. I enjoyed only having to share a bathroom with her. The downsides are of course the other people around you. Occasionally we dealt with loud music and pot heads. Any problems you have are very willingly dealt with by your RA though, so you always have someone who cares about your well-being. Overall, I loved my experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I rate this category with 4 stars because the rigor is higher in more specialized classes. The general education classes, like Math or English, are really easy. Pembroke takes their education seriously though so don't expect an easy ride!

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would have to be to take your studies seriously, get involved on and off campus, and don't be afraid to make mistakes. The pressure to not go to class because there are better things to do is great and if you're not taking your studies seriously then you can spend your entire college career just trying to fix the grades you gave yourself in the beginning. Save yourself the struggle later and go to class!

    In three sentences

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is affordable, diverse, and a wonderful opportunity. It provides students with a unique experience by exposing them to a variety of people and allowing them to learn respect for different cultures, races, and beliefs. The environment is very friendly and there's something for everyone here!

  • 07/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on, i.e. sport games, block party, Relay for Life, Carnival night, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is not the best. Luckily there are restaurants near campus that you can choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty great. Depending on where you live, people are generally really friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and the classes you take, most classes are average classes and not too difficult. It's almost impossible to fail the class if you do what you are supposed to.

    Tips for prospective students

    You might want to visit first.

    In three sentences

    UNCP is a great school for students who want small class sizes and professors who care about your grades. Although it is in the middle of nowhere, if you have a car, you'll be fine. It's great for students who want to do well in college because it offers tons of help.