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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3.6 out of 5 stars
Casey - 6/6/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 1978
"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."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Cory Blair Chavez-Beckwith - 3/21/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Keaton Frieberg - 12/15/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Veronica Lujan - 7/24/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
1.6 out of 5 stars
John Wilson - 7/12/2017
Degree: Science & Math
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Morgan Chavez - 6/27/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Richard Southall - 5/28/2017
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 1979
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Colin Hansen - 3/20/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
John Fennelly - 3/16/2017
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Hails - 3/7/2017
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"