University of New Mexico Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (36)
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.
The course work during the first two years at UNM was a little boring. There are quite a few core curriculum courses that have to be completed in order to earn a degree. After starting my courses in my degree program, I really enjoyed the experience. My program advisor was great at helping me meet my academic goals and successfully planning my schedule each semester. At that time, the instructors in the Exercise Science program were all enthusiastic about teaching and challenged students to think critically. If you're interested in pursuing a career in the health and fitness realm, UNM offers good programs to help you achieve that goal.
The University of New Mexico is a college with great student diversity as well as professor diversity. I found that the professors I had in my undergraduate studies were extremely passionate about what they were teaching. This not only made the material being learned easier to understand, but it also made the quality of education that much higher. I found that the classes I took with professors and doctors who were genuinely interested in their fields left the biggest impact on me and increased my likelihood of receiving a high grade.
Overall, it is a decent school. I was a transfer from Western New Mexico University, a small university in a small town. The life experience I learned was quite useful, and I would say invaluable, but the price to go to UNM wasn't worth it, compared to WNMU, and I personally feel as though the quality of education was just about the same.
UNM is not the fanciest university in the world, but it has many excellent professors, a wonderful and caring Honors program, and a stellar counseling center. I would recommend living on campus if possible.
UNM was a good school when I went there. It was a leader.