University of New Mexico Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (17)
Overall, it is a decent school. I was a transfer from Western New Mexico University, a small university in a small town. The life experience I learned was quite useful, and I would say invaluable, but the price to go to UNM wasn't worth it, compared to WNMU, and I personally feel as though the quality of education was just about the same.
UNM is not the fanciest university in the world, but it has many excellent professors, a wonderful and caring Honors program, and a stellar counseling center. I would recommend living on campus if possible.
UNM was a good school when I went there. It was a leader.
The advisement at this university is not the best for all departments, but if you have a true interest in research it is a good university to decide in which to enroll. Many students have progressed to prestigious graduate schools after completing their degrees here and many more are published across multiple academic journals.
Attending the University of New Mexico was such a great experience. I earned scholarships such as the Lottery which helped in taking off the stress of paying for school. I can't complain about one professor there. The Psychology department is full of intelligent and caring professors who have had a lot of experience in their field before teaching. As I got closer to graduating, I found a group of the same people in each of my higher-leveled courses, and they were all nice and into being there to learn and succeed. List of some of the best courses I've taken with highly recommended professors by their last names: Gender in Communication (E), Greek Mythology (C), Multicultural Communication (E), Infant Development (Wi), Drugs and Behavior (J), Psychology of Personality (A), and Positive Psychology (s).
It was a great, supportive program. All of the faculty were really invested in our future careers and success.
Teachers were respectful and encouraged collaboration. They were also typically flexible and understanding. Most students worked full time in addition to school.
UNM was a great school to attend for the quality of education I received, and now that I work there, I can say it's made leaps and bounds in terms of student services and support. The campus is beautiful, and I think the administration is really devoted to making sure students are served well.
UNM is a good college. It tends to lean to the left politically, but has strong opportunities for conservative students as well. Anderson School of Business is nationally renowned. I had some great literature teachers at UNM with whom I am still in contact even though I graduated years ago.
If I had not qualified for the lottery (and another scholarship) and been able to get a degree for free, I would never have even considered attending UNM. Even with the scholarships, I was hesitant. The biology program, the first two years in particular, is atrocious. It gets better in the upper levels, but you really have to be passionate about your major to keep going through it. I graduated magna cum laude and am getting right out of town, moving out of state for grad school. I actually avoid telling people where I got my degree from if I can help it.