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I come from out of state and hadBrightLanguage - French/Spanish/etc.
I come from out of state and had no connection to UNM or New Mexico prior to being a student there. I love going to UNM, although I could understand why someone may not have the same feeling. UNM is not the most "traditional" college experience, it definitely has some unique qualities. The problem I see with a lot of students, especially those from Albuquerque, is that they are overly critical of UNM and complain about throngs that are pretty dumb. To have a great time at UNM, you really need to put yourself out there, because the environment itself will not automatically serve all of your needs, but if you really try, you can have an amazing experience. It is so freakin easy to get involved here, there is a place for everyone, and it is so easy to become a student leader because of all the opportunities that people don't know about. I would recommend UNM to anyone who wants to go to a place that is very laid back, kind, full of genuine people, and really fun of you try.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
University Resource Use: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: B-
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I am currently enrolled in the education programNot so brightEducation
I am currently enrolled in the education program and considered a transfer student. I seem to be experiencing alot of complications with my classes and dealing with the financial department. For instance I called the Burser's Account Suite (where students pay for classes) about my account being overcharged and they stated that they could not find my account in the system. I am having to go through a run around and fill out forms to mail in. Also make sure that you are aware of class requirements before classes start. Some classes require outside field work and extra supplies. Don't rely on advisement alone! Take the initiative and seek out the information.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Faculty Accessibility: A, Perceived Campus Safety: C
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I don't know why there'are so many negativeQuite BrightArchitecture
I don't know why there'are so many negative comments. I'm happy with I'm doing. No idea about other departments, but the architecture program is great and conceptional. Professors are strict but funny at the same time. They make you work hard and push your limits. I first came to class and thought I would never be able to make it. But in the final, I made it and even better than I'd thought. You may never imagine that you can go over you limits. Advisors may not be very helpful. You will be given a plan and have to follow. Don't expect specific advice. Well, I don't mind (though it's annoying somehow) I scheduled everything myself. City is bad and dangerous. Extremely be careful if you go out alone. Dorm food is terrible - I guess this happened at every college in the States. There're many clubs and organizations, but none is my interest. So just go to the gym if you need to exercise. Don't expect too much on sport clubs.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: D+
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