University of New Mexico Reviews
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The University of New Mexico is situated in the desert landscape of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Life flourishes in this desert and encourages the wildlife enthusiast to hike, fish, mountain-bike, or simply meditate in the Sandia Mountains that create the Eastern border of Albuquerque. This mountain range's name is the Spanish word for "watermelon." The range lives up to its namesake, especially at dusk when the sun is setting because the rays reflect off the range in a red glow. It is beautiful and unique, just like the University of New Mexico (UNM). The Spanish architecture of the buildings on campus are constant reminders of the city's rich history which began with the Native Americans and culminated with Juan de Onate in 1598. The diversity of students at UNM creates an atmosphere of friendship, understanding, and enlightenment. It is so easy to make new friends at UNM, and you'll be surprised how many students come from out of state and out of country! The curriculum provided during my undergraduate prepared me well for my graduate academic career. Because of the success during my first four years at UNM, I decided to attend graduate school at UNM as well. There is a lot of collaboration between staff and between universities around the world! UNM strives to prepare students who are not only successful in their respective careers, but also successful at becoming a friendly, loving, intelligent human being.
The University of New Mexico gave me incredible opportunities to further my education in several different fields, such as Psychology/Addiction Counseling, Philosophy/Jurisprudence, and Business Administration/Management and Policy for Non-profits. The school has also provided me with excellent scholarship information and assistance for graduate school applications, which will be helpful as I am applying for 4 different programs in at least 20 different schools. The campus' diversity and inclusivity has provided me an incredible outlook to the way cultures develop and how to aid people in the future through my possible career. All in all, UNM is a terrific school that enables people to be the best that they can.
The school provided many options for degrees and the advisors were very helpful in designing an efficient plan to complete the degree. I chose to do a liberal arts degree that focused on health education, psychology, communication and exercise science so I can be admitted into a graduate program. I graduate in May 2017 and have already been admitted into several doctor of physical therapy programs!
UNM is a unique and diverse institution. While there are several well known and organized degree programs, religious studies was not one of them. Rather than a legitimate department where one could meet others, this is offered as a 'program' of study which forces the student to find their own way. The program is redeemed by having amazing professors such as Dr. Y. and Dr. B.
The University of New Mexico is a wonderful choice in higher education. The campus is beautiful year round and the architecture is artwork compared to other business light schools. I remember thinking that Zimmerman library is the most beautiful places on campus! There was always so much to do and so many clubs and activities to get involved in and be a part of. I joined the All-girl Cheerleading program and loved every minute of it. My classes were wonderful and my teachers were inspirational. There is such a difference that is made when your teacher truly loves what he or she does. The passion they spoke with encouraged me to dive right into the path I was on. The University of New Mexico was the right choice for me and will certainly be the right choice for you!
The University of New Mexico is an excellent school. The professors kindness and professional support is awesome. I have really appreciated all aspects of my time at the university. I know that I am a better person because of the time that I spent there. The courses are rigorous and challenging but lead to a deeper understanding of science.
I had great advisors who helped me when my degree plans had changed due to a move overseas. My professors were great in all of my courses and very helpful when assignments were difficult. Overall the campus environment is very unique and involved in the surrounding communities. I completed most of my courses online and finished the program while overseas.
The University of New Mexico may be the most diverse campus you will ever find. People of well off families, very poor families, first generation to leave the reservation and go to school, and everything in between. New Mexico is the name and diversity is the game.
The University of New Mexico's undergraduate elementary education degree provided many resources that prepared me for my future career as a teacher. The professors were readily available to assist whenever needed and provided support after graduating. They had a successful student teaching program that gave students the opportunity to gain much experience before entering the job scene. In addition, I was able to leave my bachelor's degree feeling ready for teaching and motivated to further my education by proceeding with a graduate degree.
There are great teachers at UNM. The staff is also very helpful. While I didn't use any financial aid, when I had to talk to the Bursers office they were very helpful. The only thing is that since your classes can be very far from each other make sure to plan extra time to get places on campus.