University of New Mexico Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
(48 Reviews)
  • Albuquerque (NM)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,586
90% of 48 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 48 students said they would recommend this school to others
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3.3 out of 5 stars
Val - 1/9/2020
Degree: Criminology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Cristina Villalovos - 10/13/2019
Degree: Criminology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sierra Greenlee - 6/30/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Jai Calloway - 6/24/2019
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2007
"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."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Econ Grad - 6/23/2019
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Weston Baker - 5/10/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
HONEST student - 3/11/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Leah G - 11/29/2018
Degree: Criminology
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
3.4 out of 5 stars
N. Thomas - 8/13/2018
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
SC - 7/23/2018
Degree: Criminology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
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