Albuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico-Main Campus


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Recent Reviews

Hannah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of New Mexico-Main Campus (UNM) is what I like to think of as a campus in progress. New Mexico has never been...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of New Mexico-Main Campus (UNM) is what I like to think of as a campus in progress. New Mexico has never been ranked highly for its academics but UNM is proving to come out of the shadows a bit. It now offers great engineering, nursing, architecture and arts programs with a constantly evolving student life. Compared to other colleges UNM offers reasonable tuition rates that encourage people to try to learn rather than turning them away because it is too expensive. Overall, it is growing and is surrounded by historical areas of New Mexico , which gives rise to a rather charming atmosphere. I have found UNM to be an exceptional place to learn and to get to know wonderful people while having inspiring discussions and interactions. I would recommend UNM to a friend... or 50!

George
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The University of New Mexico campus is beautiful, with lots of trees, flowers, and grassy areas, a duck pond with benches aro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of New Mexico campus is beautiful, with lots of trees, flowers, and grassy areas, a duck pond with benches around the perimeter, and many other beautiful and relaxing places to spend your time during any season of the year. There are also many libraries across campus that have basically everything you could need to study: a limited number textbooks on library loan (so you don't technically have to buy them), comfortable chairs with desks to study at (or, if you prefer, study stations with treadmills so that you can get those steps in while you study), individual and group study rooms, and at Zimmerman library, there is even a Starbucks Coffee right on the first floor, so you can conveniently go get a refill and get right back to studying. The dorms and dining hall are within about a ten to fifteen-minute walking distance of the buildings furthest away from them, and there are many other places to eat in the Student Union Building (such as Subway, Blake's Lotaburger, Satellite Coffee, Mandalay Oriental Cuisine, and others). There is also a convenience store on the first floor of the Student Union Building where you can get essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, bamdaids, an aspirin or advil, and extra pens and pencils. If you live off campus and want to bring your lunch, there are microwaves in Mitchell and Dane Smith halls for use by students. There is also a Student Health centre which provides urgent care, vaccinations, and even therapy, and there is a pharmacy on the second floor of their building. Wifi is a bit spotty on campus, but if you are inside or very close to a building, the wifi should work fine. The only thing I would caution about: Albuquerque can be dangerous at night, so it is a good idea to avoid walking off campus after dark. Other than that, The University of New Mexico provides a great academic environment and a wide variety of different subjects to major in, and overall, I would reccommend coming here for your education.

Tarynn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Professors are passionate about what they do, and if you focus on studying the one thing you care about it is very rewarding....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Professors are passionate about what they do, and if you focus on studying the one thing you care about it is very rewarding. It is an open campus and people from outside wander where they shouldn't be and that can be very scary. The university often spends a lot of money on things that the students don't care about, like purely decorative construction projects, which is very frustrating to a lot of students. The experience of living on campus depends on the people you find. If you are surrounded by close friends, it's amazing. If not, it's very lonely.

Hannah
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I am not a fan of UNM. I have a scholarship that is basically full ride, and all I can say is I got what I paid for. The camp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am not a fan of UNM. I have a scholarship that is basically full ride, and all I can say is I got what I paid for. The campus is extremely unsafe - I am constantly getting alerts of sexual harassment, knife and gun threats, car jackings, and so on. The campus is in a rough part of town and it is an open campus, so homeless people are always hanging around, sometimes asking students for money, other times washing their underwear in the sink. This is not what I want to be bothered with when I go to class. I would never be there at night alone. Safety is one of the reasons I don't live on campus - there have been incidents where people have somehow snuck into dorm buildings and sexually harassed female students living there. If you are paying several thousand dollars per semester to live on campus, you should expect to not have to worry about things like this. The cost of dorms is another issue. So pricey, for rooms that need updating. Because I don't live on campus, I pay $175 per year for a "commuter" parking pass, where I park in a designated lot off campus, and then wait for a shuttle. I usually wait an average of 15 minutes for the shuttle, or sometimes the shuttle is so full that I have to wait for another one, which is another 10-15 minutes. This means I leave home an hour before class starts, to make sure I have time to wait for the shuttle, ride the shuttle to campus, and then walk to class and still be a few minutes early. Of course, it would be so convenient to live on campus and not waste an hour each day getting to and from campus, but I am not going to risk getting raped or sexually molested for convenience sake. The new president of the school doesn't seem to be making much improvements in the safety area, even though she sends out a lengthy email following each "incident" stating that she has directed UNMPD to increase their presence on campus. For the record, I have been a student at this school for 3 semesters, and I have NEVER seen an UNM police officer patrolling around campus. I only see the officers when they are handling a situation. The hot topic with UNM recently is the sports budget, and what programs will be cut. A few months ago they had a Regent's meeting to look at the budget and decided to cut men's soccer and a few other smaller programs, but everyone knows that the biggest money sucker is football, and football is the program that really needs to be cut. First of all, the team is not good, and not exciting to watch, so students don't really go to games. We are not a football school and we never will be. I went to one game, and even though admission was free, I had to pay $10 to park and then walk a mile to the stadium, which kind of defeats the purpose. The game I went to was against our rivals, it is the most hyped game of the year, and it was extremely boring. The most exciting part was the dancers at half time. I have been to high school football games which were 10 times for fun than that, and that is why I haven't been to a game since. Anyways, the Regent's meeting in which they decided what sports programs to cut wasn't done properly, so now they have to re-do the meeting. If they can't even do a meeting the right way, and they try to keep it a secret, what else are they hiding from us? What else are they doing wrong? One positive thing I can say about UNM is they have a great, highly respected nursing program. However, I was never told that tuition for the nursing program is slightly different than tuition for normal undergrad classes, and when I got my acceptance email for the program I was blindsided to read a little blurb at the bottom stating that nursing classes will cost an additional $3,000 per semester. I mentioned earlier that I currently have a full ride scholarship, which is a little over $4,000 a semester, which covers my tuition and fees and then some. Now, I suddenly have to come up with an extra $3,000 a semester, which will be difficult because my class schedule allows me to only work 6-12 hours a week. I am so angry that this wasn't disclosed to aspiring nursing students sooner, and needless to say the elation I felt when I found out I got into the program (which is a difficult task to complete) was quickly overtaken my stress and anxiety at the news of this cost. That is one of the reasons why I am applying for this scholarship today. I have had a lot of great professors in my time so far at UNM, and I have learned a lot about subjects I am passionate about. Most of my professors have been approachable, make things easy to understand, and wanting to help students learn and succeed.

Crystal
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UNM has a beautiful campus although in undergrad classes one must be very careful in picking their schedule. Many professors ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UNM has a beautiful campus although in undergrad classes one must be very careful in picking their schedule. Many professors have thick accents that make class learning impossible, Although there are many places available for tutoring if one is an avid self-advocate. UNM is overwhelmed with students which makes it a great place for motivated students to advance their education.

Marlenne
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think is not bad but needs a lot of improvement. Language department in UNM is very bad. UNM only think about money, they a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think is not bad but needs a lot of improvement. Language department in UNM is very bad. UNM only think about money, they always look for an opportunity to remove scholarships for instance if you have 2.9 of GPA and requirement is 3.00, they will reduce the money they give you. Additionally, is so unsafe, frequently you can hear many issues happening. Yet, something I got to admit is that UNM offers many services to students, like free tutoring, free bus pass, give free food once in a while, you have the right of having been able to print 20 pages for free, many clubs are available, many classes are open, more foreigners are starting to come, and more.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Not all of your professors have the title of professor. Especially if you are freshman or sophomore. Many professors are students who recently graduated. Moreover is really unsafe living on-campus.

Kyla Faye
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's an amazingly diverse school with many friendly people. The professors are nice and approachable and make learning easier...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's an amazingly diverse school with many friendly people. The professors are nice and approachable and make learning easier. Many people fear biology but the professor I had made it SO easy to learn. Housing is okay but the food served could use some variety from time to time. I haven't personally encountered anything dangerous or suspicious on campus so I've had a wonderful experience so far.

Stephanie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great place to be! I have lived both on and off campus and had a safe and fun experience with both. It's easy to walk ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great place to be! I have lived both on and off campus and had a safe and fun experience with both. It's easy to walk to a place to eat or grab a drink because main campus in located in Nob Hill, which is a popular college spot. Everything that you need is at your fingertips and there is always someone around to help you.

Leslie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion, I believe New Mexico State University is a school with a wide diversity of students that allows different idea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion, I believe New Mexico State University is a school with a wide diversity of students that allows different ideas and opinions to be heard. Just the same, it faces challenges at times but everybody works as a Las Cruces community to try finding multiple solutions.

James
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is my first year attending college at the University of New Mexico, but I have really enjoyed my experience, so far. I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is my first year attending college at the University of New Mexico, but I have really enjoyed my experience, so far. I enjoy my classes, the atmosphere is great and I love the diversity on campus and the feeling of acceptance. I have good professors that are willing to help when needed. I have plenty of time in between classes that I am able to sit at the duck pond and do my homework or just relax before my next class. I have had the opportunity to work ahead of my regular assignments which allows me to advance to the next level of my studies, which is a great opportunity. The University is close enough to home, that I am able to visit my family often, but also allows me to have some independence by living at the dorms at Lobo Village. The transportation is so convenient to get us to and from the main campus so we don’t have to worry about parking or the expense of paying for a parking pass. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and coffee shops near by, which make it convenient for us. I love that there is plenty of support academically and also for sports teams throughout the University. They allow us to attend most games at no cost so that we can show our support for our Lobo teams while living on a college budget. My overall experience has been awesome and I hope to continue my education here at the University of New Mexico.

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