Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Reviews
I attended this university online as a non-traditional student. I cannot say anything about the campus as far as dorms, campus safety, diversity, or the food. However, I can review the professors and their teaching practices. They seemed to be understaffed with advisors because one of my Speech Language Pathology teachers was the advisor for most of the students in the degree program. He was overworked and you could tell because he had absolutely no personality and could care less about advising. The online classes are good, though. Some professors provide video lectures with their classes, but most of them do not. You basically just have to read the assigned chapters and write discussion board posts each week. Depending on the professor, you may have a quiz or test every week. Beware of professors who do not post due dates on the syllabus. I had one professor, as a first-year teacher, who was so unorganized and I didn't get my grades until the end of the semester. I had no idea what my grades were for the entire semester. I finally emailed the Dean to get it all sorted out and now his performance is noted on his record. That was the most stressful and frustrating semester, as I relied on my grades to graduate. If the professor is going to assign assignments and not grade them, he is not doing his job in my opinion. Paying for a class with an absent teacher is not ideal for anyone. This was the only truly horrible teacher I had throughout my time here as a student. The tuition is low, which is ideal for everyone, but especially for non-traditional students who have lots of bills to pay while attending school. I ended up getting my tuition paid for with my pell grant, which was really nice! There are also a few scholarships you can apply for on their website. Overall, I would recommend this university because of the affordability and various online programs. My only complaint is that I wish they offered more online programs.
ENMU made it possible for me to complete my entire degree online. I was able to log in an watch lectures that had been given earlier in the day to students on campus. This made me feel like more of a 'traditional student' than with any other online learning program I have participated in. I was able to put faces with names, and learn the same information as everyone else. If attending campus is something you want to do but are unable to, ENMU will make you feel right at home in the online learning community.