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Nicolas
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look at the programs that are offered for the field of study you would want to go into. If moving into a dorm, make sure you...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look at the programs that are offered for the field of study you would want to go into. If moving into a dorm, make sure you are comfortable with who you live with because it can cause many problems with a roommate you are not comfortable with.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I see many different kinds of students so I would say that any kind of person could attend this school.

What's unique about your campus?

The adivisors for each set of majors because you deal with someone directly with the major you want rather than an adivisor that has to deal with every student and every major.

Alyssa
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are the most diverse, interesting, intelligent, engaged, accepting, happy, and supportive group of young adults...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are the most diverse, interesting, intelligent, engaged, accepting, happy, and supportive group of young adults I have had the pleasure of meeting.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There is so much diversity and richness in culture... the people here are so friendly, accepting, and willing to try new things. They love the way New Mexico is different. The university offers great financial aid based both on necessity and merit and there is no lack of opportunities for a student. Dreams are within easy reach. The professors care about you and about their realm of expertise, and are all eager to share their own experiences and make goals a reality for their students. The campus is beautiful, close to breathtaking mountains and a wealth of outdoor activities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell both the student and the parent that the right university is not always the one that works you the hardest, has the most recognizable name, or the highest price tag. A university experience is a beautiful thing, a time in one?s life where they have the freedom to choose and mold who they want to be, where they are given the gift of an education, where they will laugh and cry with friends who will last a lifetime... they will learn more than mathematics or english, they will learn about cultures, people, independence, realities of life ... they will recieve an unparalleled opportunity to make an impact on the world in their way, whether it be big or small. Choosing a university should take into account the passions of the student... it should be a place where dreams can be realized, where futures will be determined by the first unaided steps down a unique path. Join clubs, meet people, get involved in sports, write an article for the paper... but above all, do not be afraid to achieve the things you love, because hestitation means they will be snatched away by those without fear. Anything is Possible!

David
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice is to find a university that best fits an individual's educational needs to be successful in the outside world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice is to find a university that best fits an individual's educational needs to be successful in the outside world.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Some one that willing to make the effort.

jenna
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This schools advisment is typically less than helpful

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This schools advisment is typically less than helpful

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure any answer given to you by someone at the college should be documented. Talk to students that have graduated from the college your looking at, or a student whose been there awhile.

What's unique about your campus?

The ability to contact the teachers quickly when there is a problem or misunderstanding

Kevin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure to tour the campus and get a feel for the enviornment of the school and the attitude of the students there.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure to tour the campus and get a feel for the enviornment of the school and the attitude of the students there.

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

The huge amount of fraternity and sorority alcoholic snobs walking around.

Darren
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In my opinion most colleges out there have their various pros and con's. It is a common notion that only those who graduate ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In my opinion most colleges out there have their various pros and con's. It is a common notion that only those who graduate from an Ivy League school with have the best education and will automatically succeed in life and that is just not true. The real test for success lies within each individual student. College for the most part is dependent on what the individual student makes of it. For me, being close to family was important in selecting my university. I had the grades, extracurricular and ACT scores (33 Math, 31 Science) to attend other universities, but ultimately chose a well rounded in-state university. Once you have chose a prospective school, apply for as many scholarships as you can. Also remember that you are not only getting your education but a life experience as well. Have fun and meet new people and network. The most important piece of advice I can offer is to ask questions. There is no student handbook on how to make the most out of college. Each student will develop their own way through asking questions and not being afraid to ask them. The only dumb question is the one not asked.

What's unique about your campus?

The people. Everyone is frindly and willing to help eachother mostly.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The importance of applying for scholarships in Highschool. Th benefits of developing a strict study routine.

Jeremy
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The only advice I can offer to parents and/or students about finding the right college and making the most of the college exp...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The only advice I can offer to parents and/or students about finding the right college and making the most of the college experience is to do your research. Find a campus that has activities you enjoy, or clubs you might want to be apart of. Things like sports teams, student government or study groups. However, more importantly, you want to find a university that offers the degree you may see yourself pursuing. If you know what type of degree you want to get, research the program required to complete that degree and ask yourself if you can truly reach your goal. Once you have narrowed down a list of possible universities that offer your desired degree program, you can pick and choose which university from that list offers the best possibility for an unforgettable college experience! As mentioned before, research for activities and clubs you find enjoyable. For example, if your interested in sports you may want to know if a college has a large fan base or school spirit among the student body. Finding the right college or university can be a difficult and time consuming process, but is well worth the effort to find that perfect school.

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

I think the worst thing about UNM are a few of our outdatted facilities. Although the University has already undergone many campus renovations in many of the areas needed, there are a few places such as Mitchell Hall, a classroom building, that are in desperate need of repair. There are a few student dormitories that are also in desperate need of repair. Mitchell Hall and these certain dorms are often the subject of many articles in the Daily Lobo, our campus newspaper. Might I add, the articles are always about how run down those select buildings are!

What's unique about your campus?

What I consider to be the best thing about The University of New Mexico is how much I enjoy going to class. It is this single activity that exposes me to everything this campus has to offer. Riding my motorcycle to class I see the city of Albuquerque. Walking to class everyday I see our beautiful campus and all the activities of the day begin to unfold. Info booths in the plaza , and students getting food in the SUB. Best of all once I get to class I get my monies worth when I soak up knowledge from professors.

Devyn
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Sports and out medical school

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Sports and out medical school

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When planning for college it is important to weigh your options. Things like the location of a school, housing, and finances are major things to look into. It is also important to research the field of study that you are looking into to be sure that the school you are applying to fits the needs of your major. If you are a special needs student be sure to ask about the campus and special classes. As a parent with a son or daughter entering college be sure that youre student is getting everything he or she needs to succeed. Be sure the school is willing and helpful when it comes to financial aid, class availability, campus tutors, and other subjects in that nature. Also, as a parent, its important to support youre child in expanding his or her education (even if it means attending the occasional football game with youre face painted up in school colors).

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about how much im learning! I also go on about how much i love our campus.

Ana-Alicia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Applying to college and trying to figure out which one is the best one can be a stressful time for both parents and students....

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Applying to college and trying to figure out which one is the best one can be a stressful time for both parents and students. Everyone wants to go to a school they think they will get the best education, job, friends, social life, and experience at. In essence though, the college experience depends on how much effort the student puts into it. Whether a person goes to a community college or a large public school he/she can get the same education and experience. If a student joins clubs, gets involved with an academic program, or just gets involved in any way it can help that student academically and socially. Going to a more expensive school, a bigger school, a nicer school, or a farther school doesn't garauntee he/she will be happier there or happier in the long run even with his/her career. It is all about how much effort and persistance he/she puts into that school.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Even though there are so many students enrolled in the school you can always walk in through any part of the campus and run into someone you know. Everyone is so friendly and open to meeting new people so whether its through the dorms, a sorority, fraternity, club, or organization you meet and become so close to many people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

There really isn't any type of person that is unaccepted or who would feel uncomfortable at UNM. It is such a diverse college that accepts any type of person the way they are. There is a club, organization, or sport for everybody to meet friends and feel at home.

Miguel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say the number one thing to look for regarding college choices is the department where the student will be focusing ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say the number one thing to look for regarding college choices is the department where the student will be focusing most of his/her studies and that dept's organization. Do they offer the classes that will make getting a bachelor's in four to five years do-able? Are the advisors just there for a day-job or do they go the extra distance for students to make sure they're enrolled in the right classes and that all necessary paper-work is known about and completed? In my opinion most other factors come second because unless the department of focus has itself together, nothing else will really matter. Not to undervalue having a lot of options for extracurricular activities, food, and living, but again if all of the latter are present without the former, most students will not be satisfied with their school of choice. Of course it's always good if the undergrad dept is already known in its field, but equally or more important is how easy it is to get administrative things done and if the dept has connections with masters programs if that is the desired course of study.

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

The worst thing about UNM is that the administration is fairly disorganized, so departments will usually defer you to another dept., and that will probably happen about two or three times, so it can be very difficult to get things done in a timely manner.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing UNM is the fact that tuition keeps going up, but students don't see many of the advantages because most of the money goes to the basketball coach's and the president's salary. Then we have to pay more for parking and books as well, so they get us coming and going.

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