University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
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The UNM Art Museum has significant photography collections that are worth seeing. There are also several O'Keeffes as well as a wide range of other major art works. Worth an hr or so when you are in t... read more »
nice duck pond and healthy quick eateries-surprised! nice art museum with friendly and enthusiastic staff-who suggested some gallery openings that evening. enjoyed the sculptures on the grounds. good ... read more »
Love the campus is all the adobe style buildings. Easy to get where you want to go just follow maps or signs. Lots of activities going on during the school year. Got to catch a Volleyball game in "The... read more »
Prospective students, beware: The University of New Mexico is one of those places where everything is simply delightful -- until something, of any scale, goes wrong. Trust me, I'm an alumnus. If you have issues with your bursar account, class enrollment, or financial aid, then be prepared to set aside a full working day (9AM-5PM) in order to jump through all the required hoops to get it resolved. There's this poisonous attitude of "that's not my job, let me refer you to someone else" that runs through the staff of every student-facing department. As you can imagine, this results in a good deal of frustration, especially for those with tight schedules who don't have time to play their nonsensical bureaucratic games. On the back-end of everything, the entirety of main campus is built on a foundation of old technology, red tape, and corruption, the likes of which would make even the state DMV blush. The wireless internet has -- and has always had -- widespread authentication issues with a variety of devices, especially Apple ones. This means that you will find yourself with full-strength WiFi signal on campus but no actual internet access a good 40% of the time. Not happy with that? Sorry to hear it -- would you like to put in a ticket? The Board of Regents, who essentially control every major decision that takes place within the university, is made up of wealthy attorneys, businessmen, and cronies of the governor's choosing. Got a complaint about the way something is run? They'll show you where to stuff it, and will even do the courtesy of holding the door for you on the way out. Maybe you'll be lucky. Maybe you'll go four years (provided that you're one of 14.6% of students who graduate on time) without encountering any of this nonsense. But you'd be lucky. Chances are, at some point, something is going to go wrong with your experience as a student. And then, only then, will you understand how easily the phrase "that's not my job" can ruin your week. Never change, UNM.
Witnessed, first-hand, MASSIVE corruption in almost every department and at every level of this "university"; in particular keep your eye on the IT middle and upper management, they're foul creatures who twist and poison young, impressionable minds. It's the biggest jewel in the crown of ABQ avarice and apathy. Bad place, worse people. I realize that none of you reading this have ANY reason to believe me, but in all sincerity - if you value your sanity and morality - do not attend here for your own benefit!!!
The school itself is very expensive. It's like you can watch Taylor Swift's concert many times with the money spent and yet we still go there for a piece of test paper (some, papers). I pity the staffs. The staffs are uneducated and rude. Once I asked about the toilet and 3-4 staffs just ignored me and walked away.
I went to University in Mexico back in 73 74 75 76 as a very good college expenses engineering and the Sciences Division and their law schools pretty good to about 35,000 students very good neighborhoods around there and I love that school
Don't bother reading reviews with 5 stars (they're full of themselves, trust me I had classes with schifer ) The campus has ostentatious alumni who talk down on undergraduates and make you feel lower than pond-scum. The campus looks beautiful but the education here is average. The only majors that are worth your time and money are Anthropology and Nursing, only because of the extensive course work and effort they put into them, but even then you'll have a hard time enrolling in classes because they fill up too quickly. The administration is similar to a bureaucracy, they make you walk from place to place to seek help, only to add in last minute things that extend your time there. The staff are unsure about their jobs and will tell you where to look for help elsewhere. Student personalities are mixed up, some are really cool people and are decent people, some have acrid personalities and hate everyone there. Most students I know at UNM don't even know why they're in college and waste their money taking random courses. As for the class sizes, they are overpopulated up the wazoo! If you don't like to sit with 300+ students in one class, you should consider taking your classes elsewhere. Your education is not worth squat if the instructor doesn't read your work with so many students!
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