University of New Mexico Reviews

  • 133 Reviews
  • Albuquerque (NM)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,411
90% of 133 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 133 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Susie Q
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2023
  • Degree: Special Education
"The professors in special education are great. They all actually taught in the field, are very knowledgeable and caring. The campus was okay. I often felt unsafe during classes held later at night. The lighting is horrible and it seemed like crime was literally in your face on that campus. Financial Aid is ignorant. I won’t mince words. You will end up doing their job for them. That department could not find their way out of a wet paper bag with a map and guide leading them. Essentially they got theirs so screw yours. Think very carefully about the following before you waste time and effort. • Do you want challenging classwork or do you want easy A classes? (The coursework does not have rigor here) •Do you value your time? (You will have to deal with their ignorant financial aid office and jobs on campus equally ignorant) • Do you value your safety? ( I was on campus Spring 22 before we went online, crime alerts everyday. Literally someone robbed outside the library across from the ed building) • Do you value ROI stemming from reputation? (If you are just starting out in your career you will make less by attending this school. I know its an “R1” but really folks it is not.) • You need funding or would like some to offset cost. This will not happen, don’t bother. You will pay like everyone else. • Do you need medical or therapeutic care? (Graduate school is rough, the services lack in every area.) Do not go somewhere just because its perceived as “cheap”, or your first pick rejected you. It will cost you dearly. If you are already mid career and in the area and need some paper for that raise, go for it. If you are just starting out fresh to graduate school, look elsewhere."
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2020
  • Degree: Criminology
"University of New Mexico is a great middle ground school. Tuition isn't ridiculous and the professors are knowledgeable. Do your research on the professors before taking a course, though. The campus is on the smaller side and is open, so watch out for transients. Course selection wasn't the largest, so make sure you register for classes ASAP or you won't have the greatest schedule. UNM also offers several online classes and many degree programs can be completed online. This helps with a busy life and makes a college degree possible for just about anyone. Courses wont overwhelm you to the point that you cant balance work, life and school. Overall, if you want to stay close to home and still have the college experience, UNM is a great option. It's as affordable as college can be and the city is large enough to find work. If possible, I would recommend a branch campus to start. It'll save money and it's simple to transfer to main campus when you're ready to take upper level courses. The medical degree field is also a great choice. UNM Hospital has advances technology to better assist your education. Overall, UNM is a realistic school. If youre not from New Mexico, I would do your research to make sure this is the state for you. Were not a big city state, but still have a lot to offer if you like the outdoors. New Mexico is a great place to explore and the food is great. Were also a desert town, so pack the sunscreen and drink water."
Cristina Villalovos
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2019
  • Degree: Criminology
"The University of New Mexico provides an enriching educational setting that embraces diversity in culture and learning styles. The campus is rich in student resources and all the staff I encountered were professional and kind. The one-stop student resource center was especially convenient and quick. This is especially true for financial aid services. My questions and concerns were promptly addressed whether by telephone or in person. The campus hosted many events while I was a student including political, fine arts, health, and community outreach. Advisors were available by appointment as well as on a walk-in basis. Even without an appointment I was always able to see my advisor with little or no wait time. The advisors I encountered were friendly and demonstrated empathy when I voiced concerns. I cannot recall any negative experiences with any of the instructors I had. The only concern I have with this college is safety. I never personally experienced an act of violence while on campus, but I received (and continue to receive) notifications warning people on campus about incidents of violence."
Sierra Greenlee
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"UNM is overall a good school to attend and offers many degree programs for a smaller price than many other institutions. I personally enjoyed studying communications and I feel that my major contributed a lot to my overall experience. The department was well equipped to help me through the many transitions of school and ensure that I was on the right path. There are, however, communication issues in other departments within the school. Additionally, some of the on-campus housing is less than ideal for living. I feel that if you are living in the state of New Mexico and looking for a college, UNM is a good option."
Jai Calloway
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"Becoming a Lobo was never a dream of mine. In fact, I didn't know anything about the University of New Mexico or the city in which it resided before my senior year of high school. My sentiments quickly changed after an official visit to "the Burque". I felll in love with the mountains, the warm welcoming people in the city of Albuquerque, and most of all, the green chili. SOme of my most memorable times occcured during my time at UNM. I met some of my closest friends and I'll forever be indebted to The University of New Mexico."
Econ Grad
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2019
  • Degree: Economics
"The University of New Mexico has somewhat of a closed campus feeling; meaning most students do not engage with the University outside of their classes. There are many clubs and student organizations within the university, however, each organization has about 10 to 15 participants. Outside of the campus connection, the education, specifically the economics department, exceeded expectations. There is so much support within the department, and professors make themselves available to any student who is in need of help."
Weston Baker
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The psychology program at UNM is top notch. It hold all the characteristics you would expect in a good program. The academic goals are high but attainable. The teachers are well informed and helpful. The staff behind the scenes was also very helpful. History was a different matter. The material was amazing and the standards were high; however the history professors are very arrogant and are not open to suggestions. The faculty does not seem to communicate with each other and there is no standard within the department. Each professor has wildly different requirements even when it comes down to what is expected within the text. It made it difficult to learn because you are spending half the time learning exactly what the teacher wants not the material they are trying to present."
HONEST student
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2019
  • Degree: Business
"Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. Especially since if you live on campus. The RA's and Hall Coordinators are incompetent. Dorms are like prison cells with no reception. Overall quality 2.1/10. It's pretty disgusting living there. As far as classes and professors.... you learn the min the only program where you would learn something is engineering or architecture but all other degrees are very easy and you basically learn nothing. I have no clue how people fail because it is the easiest university you can go to. Yes you will met a few people who think there are good professors but that's usually because they are very easy and do not grade hard. This school is ranked very low Im surprised its an accredited school still. All sports teams at UNM s*** ask anyone. I'm sorry but i have to leave an honest review. Going to this school was mediocre and all the people who left comments before are NOT telling the truth."
Leah G
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2018
  • Degree: Criminology
"The majority of courses and instructors are outstanding, however, the campus itself is nice but concerning, due to safety reasons. I enjoyed my experiences there but have had major issues after graduation. I received the wrong degree two months after graduation, and have been waiting 6 months for my correct degrees. My transcripts have also been showing wrong info. I have two majors, and they state a major and minor. I have been trying to get this situated since June and it is now going to be December. I have contacted several advisors, admin, etc. only to wait weeks to hear back from them, and the issues still remain. This has been frustrating because I am trying to apply for Grad school elsewhere this coming Spring. I enjoyed UNM nonetheless, but I've dealt with a lot of unnecessary issues."
N. Thomas
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"My advisor was excellent, everyone in the Earth and Planetary Science department from admin to the majority of professors were supportive, and the program was well supported with fieldwork, conferences, funding opportunities etc.. My department made this experience worth having, and my merit of the school's quality rests solely on the excellence of the Earth and Planetary Science department, as other aspects of the school are sub-par. I was disappointed with the Graduate studies department, upon awaiting for the University to complete its paperwork, I found their staff to be condescending and downright rude over the phone, when I requested a link to the degree completion form I was met with swearing (taking God's name in vain) and similar poor treatment. That being said, every semester they screwed up my billing, I had more stress over financial aid than my grades, as their financial aid department is notoriously behind schedule and ill prepared to help students. Even was charged for fees that did not apply, if you have scholarships and/or funding, it is still a hassle to get them to APPLY it to your bill."
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2018
  • Degree: Criminology
"The University of New Mexico is a very good school to attend. The majority of the professors are there to help you and further your education. The classes are all offered mostly in the mornings so it is easy to make a good schedule and be able to work or do other things in the afternoons. The campus is beautiful, as well as the whole city of Albuquerque being great. There are many good outdoor activities to do around campus."
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2018
  • Degree: Education
"What I liked best about UNM was that it felt like a small town environment. All of my friends went there, so I didnt feel so isolated. I also had mentors in a program set up to support minoritys students. The program helped me get my feet wet, and guided me through the financial aid process. The instruction itself was good, but didnt really help me become a good teacher. Once out in the real world it took a while to learn how to design and deliver a curriculum of my own."
Cory Blair Chavez-Beckwith
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The Psychology program at UNM is full of very knowledgeable and very experienced scholars. I learned a lot about people, the way our mind works and how it applies to every day life. It did an okay job at preparing me for a career in Psychology, but mostly just a research career. Not so much a career in counseling. Overall, I would say it is a good solid program that gives you access to many amazing mentors, I do recommend it to someone who is solidly interested in Psychology."
Keaton Frieberg
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
"In general the University of New Mexico is a great school. Its campus typically have a delightful but not overwhelming buzz of students and staff during the spring and fall semesters. One thing I particularly enjoyed about my department (arts and science) was that all the professors and TA's really urged students to attend their office hours and if the students did so they would most certainly be rewarded with the knowledge to help them succeed on exams or papers. However I felt as though If students did not attend their office hours that would not have entire insight into everything they need for the exams and papers. I feel like this was a department wide concern of mine. I also felt as the I learn an enormous amount of information in my department but have enjoyed doing a little more hands on work structured into the classes."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"My experiences with UNM were primarily centered around scientific research. I found it a highly collaborative environment in which to develop new methods and ideas. The campus itself was also an engaging and beautiful place."
Veronica Lujan
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"The University is a very diverse and stimulating university. This University is rich in culture, especially in everything that has to do with American culture. From Native American Pow Wows and Dances happening in the Square, to Mariachis playing for commencement ceremony brings the feel of home to anyone who has spent time at the university. I am please will all my professors in the program of Family Studies. Not only did I feel a part of the class, I felt as if they cared. I felt as if they care about my success in the program and and my future career in this field. That makes a difference, to feel as if I were a part of something and not just a number."
John Wilson
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2017
  • Degree: Science & Math
"UNM is a complete rip off. Tuition rates increase every year and every year the school has budget problems. Ancillary staff such as advisors, GAs etc are miserably bad at their jobs. The instructors you'll have for basic undergrad classes are the bottom of the barrel. You'll pay top dollar for teachers that are pre occupied with outside hobbies such as school board jobs and local politics. If I had it to do over I wouldn't have wasted one second with this school. Do yourselves a favor and explore your options.UNM is a waste of time and money."
Morgan Chavez
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"UNM was a great school to attend for my undergraduate degree. I had some amazing instructors, especially those in the Political Science department. This is why I chose to pursue this degree. Campus is the gem of the city, set near the historic Nob Hill area of Albuquerque. You are near restaraunts, book stores, and music shops, plus much more. Campus is beautiful and includes museums, a duck pond, and a small cathedral. Two negatives would be that people keep to themselves for the most part, unless they are a part of campus communities. Also, I have experienced dissatisfaction with advisers in my first year attending. Yet, the best quality of UNM is the Lottery Scholarship that assists all in-state students that maintain a 2.5 GPA. I will start my master's degree in the fall at George Washington University, and I feel that UNM has prepared me to take on my graduate degree."
Richard Southall
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at UNM. Help was received when requested. Quality education is there for you those wanting one. Plenty of opportunity for extracurricular activities. Your experience will be dependent on you. No one forcing you into something you don't want other than minimum curriculum requirements, and those requirements are a good thing."
Meagan Oldham
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"The Masters of Water Resources program has so far been very enlightening. I am only in my first year of the program but the interdisciplinary course set up is a great way to see how economics, law, Earth and planetary science, biology, community and regional planning, and other major fields of study have to all come together in order to really get an understanding of how this simple yet dynamic element of our lives can be approached, taught, and learned about."