University of New Mexico-Main Campus Top Questions

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Jose

Currently, it is the increase in the cost of credit hours for a 12- hours vs. 15+. Meaning it cost more to take a minimum of 12 credit hours or less then it is to take 15+ hours.

Michelle

The most frustrating thing about UNM is the academic advisors. A student can see the same advisor two days in a row, ask the same questions, but recieve two completely different answers. They are not knowlegable, nor helpful in any way. The advisors within the departments are a bit better, but the general advisors are close to useless. It is better use of a student's time to ask an upperclassman for help rather than an advisor.

Vanessa

Getting into classes and making them all work in a good schedule so you can work or do other things. Sometimes it's hard to get into classes or they only offer them certain semesters so if you can't get in them then you have to wait a whole year till the next one is taught. It can be very hard. For freshman or transfer students it's horrible because they have to wait until everyone has already registered and then they can registered. So for your first semester you pretty much are going to get crappy classes.

Beatrice

There's nothing frustrating about my school.

Chanel

The keep taking away my financial aid as the price of tuition goes up. Working 4 jobs while attending college full time is really frustrating.

Cara

The most frustrating thing about UNM would be the lack of reinforcement of stopping people smoking around a smoke-free campus.

Deena

The most frustrating aspect of UNM is the reputation that it has amongst high school students in the Albuquerque. Many students have a bad outlook on attending the university, and often look down on each other when they do attend UNM. The school is still fantastic, it just has a poor reputation around Albuquerque Public Schools.

Daniel

The one thing I don't like about my school is the idea that I'm in the real world. This is life as we see it and no matter how hard we may try, this is our last stop before we are adults if we aren't already.

Jacqueline

If you are not a minority or extremely poor it's very difficult to get any kind of financial aid.

Crystal

The dorms are a little small and sometimes there isn't much variety at the cafeteria. The classes also can be very large with as many as 800 students.

Sharon

The most frustrating thing about the University of New Mexico is getting through the administrative paper work and process. There is a lot to keep on top of, but I don't think that it is unique to a University setting. Other than that, I feel that this school does a great job in all other aspects.

Greg

The cost of attending is rising and I fear that we may see les qualified professors teaching at the school because of state budget cuts.

Madeleine

The social situation is quite bad. On the weekends there are hardly any students on campus. Most students live off campus, far away, which means that after classes there are few students left around campus.

Andrew

The most frustrating thing would have to be having to work part time and and still meet the requirements of bills, tuition, and my course load. I receive some financial aid by what is know as the Lottery Scholarships, as most students at my school also receive, but the cost of tuition and books force me to work more and focus on school less. This also makes it hard to stay on track with my degree curriculum. Also the core curriculum that my school requires every student to take. It takes 3 or 4 semesters to complete that core curriculum.

Susan

The different departments such as Registrar, Bursars, etc are not on the same page. One department will say one thing, and the other will say something else. Students here have to be on top of everything by themselves, otherwise the school and mess up there information and it will be a hard time fixing it. The constant construction is frustrating too because it limits the availability of certain classes, which makes it difficult to create a good schedule or the schedule that will work best.

Arnika

Every higher level math teacher is foreign. And of course they all have a really thick accent. Its discouraging when you are trying to understands the fundamentals of calculus and you have no idea what your teacher is saying.

Jennifer

At UNM, a student will often find themselves hard-pressed to find answers to general queries that seem simple, being tossed back and forth between several different departments before even the inkling of an answer has been found. When tossed into the whirlwind processes of the University's bureaucratic system, the answers have been lost, become untouchable, and can destroy the "can-do attitude" of nearly any striving student. This could be a very intricately hidden means of creating that self reliance a student needs to thrive in the college environment. If that's so, then, "Congratulations, UNM!"

Laura

The most frustrating thing about my school is that the students have so many petty complaints about insignificant things and the teachers go along with all of their complaint-tactics and accomodate that small percentage of students that complain about ridiculous things.

Benjamin

The food at my cafeteria

Diane

Hands down, the advisement for classes! they're awful!

Reyna

The most frustrating thing about my school is the parking and how ridiculous the parking authority is on giving tickets. Were broke college students and can't afford to be paying twenty-five dollars for every ticket. Campus needs to figure out a better parking sytem for the amount of traffic and flow of studnets that go through UNM on a daily basis.

Jessikha

Not enough African American culture.

Jessikha

lack of African American culture

Charles

The most frustrating thing about my school is parking.

Carrie

It is expensive!

Aaron

complete incoherence of advising faculty.

Renne

presenation

Miguel

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.

Stephen

The most frustrating thing about my school is that it is far too liberal.

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