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Beautiful campus, great quality of education for theBrightAnthropology
Beautiful campus, great quality of education for the price. Most faculty/TAs/grad assistants have been super helpful and welcoming. Anthropology and history professors are really interested in their subjects and it shows. It is a public university so sometimes you have to look for opportunities, but they're out there. Lots of student employment opportunities to help pay for college.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: B-
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This university caters to C average students andQuite BrightEnglish
This university caters to C average students and the surrounding neighborhoods reflect those low standards. Research crime in ABQ before moving here, I wish I would have done so and other people do as well. Perhaps one day the school, or state, will raise the lottery scholarship minimums, which are currently at a 2.5 GPA. This low standard, in conjunction with a 2.0 Pell Grant minimum is a large portion of the university's income. If your comfortable sitting in C average classrooms and the resulting community dynamics, then you will likely succeed at UNM in Albuquerque.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Useful Schoolwork: C+, Education Quality: F
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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/ spending: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: B-
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