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Albuquerque, NM

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Nightlife: Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 4 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 4 of 5 Stars

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Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

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Nightlife: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated n/a of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 4 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 4 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 2 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 3 of 5 Stars
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The school is about a middle sized campus. It has limited parking on campus and if you commute, you most likely will have to ride a shuttle from a satellite lot. The school itself is one of the most diverse schools in the country. The school has several libraries, a recreation center, arts center. It is located near downtown Albuquerque.

Academics

The school has a great graduate business program that is in the top 20% of schools nationwide. The professors are very friendly and most will work with you to make sure you are successful. They are also more than willing to provide references. Most of the professors are highly credentialed and also have real world experience to bring to the table. They work with most students learning curves and seem to be willing to make sure the material is easily grasped. There are also tutors, labs, fellow students to help you become successful. Most teachers require you to work with your fellow classmates, so you can become comfortable working with diverse groups and learn to be able to get along with different personalities.

College Life

There are plenty of academic and social clubs and organizations available. Most of the clubs will be out in the common areas during the first two weeks of classes. There are also national groups and organizations that are available to students. The schools football team isn't the best, but its basketball program is highly competitive and the Lobos usually make it into the final NCAA tourney. The campus police help patrol and make the campus safe for students.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1983

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Nightlife: Rated n/a of 5 Stars Housing: Rated n/a of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated n/a of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 4 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 5 of 5 Stars
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The campus is spectacular. There are beautifully designed and constructed build ins and landscape features that make strolls around campus a joy. The atmosphere on campus is very New Mexican. It has tri-cultural (I.e., Hispanic, native American, and Anglo) traditions and influences. The weather in Albuquerque is exceptional and the near by mountains offer many recreational opportunities as respite from academic activities.

Academics

Depending on your major, there are world class academic opportunities at UNM. The anthropology, photography, and bilingual education programs are stellar. my major was education and I was very happy with my classes, instructors, and academic rigor. I felt well prepared for the challenges of a doctoral program (which I completed with honors).

College Life

If you can't find like minded individuals at UNM, look a little harder. There are clubs and organizations for just about any interest. Weekends bring many campus activities, but it's hard not to take advantage of Santa Fe, the Jemez Mountains, Taos, pueblo festivities, the Sandia Mountains, hiking, fishing, skiing, tennis, biking, and a host of other outdoor adventures.

Former Student - Last Attended 2008

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Nightlife: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 5 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 4 of 5 Stars
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I really liked most of my professors and enjoyed the class lectures. The art department was my favorite, however, and I have many good memories of working hard, getting messy, and producing something beautiful with the help of my peers and teachers. I also stayed fit by taking one exercise class each semester; tai kwon do was my favorite experience recreationally. I recommend trying to take classes earlier in the day, however. I didn't like walking through campus at night when there are far less people and dark breeze-ways. I did request a campus police escort on some occasions--they will take you right to your car if you need!

Academics

The classes were small for the most part; I liked the general class size. The workload was sometimes heavy but doable. I enjoyed most of my professors, although one in English was unfairly biased and graded based her own beliefs rather than on the skill of the writing; but this is to be expected in any university on rare occasions.

College Life

There wasn't a lot going on, typically. I liked when there was a band playing or an election though--it's fun to see activity and student participation. I enjoyed lobo basketball on occasion, but wasn't too big on sporting events. The general area is fun for exploring--Nob Hill has some of the neatest little shops and restaurants and pubs. Again, if you have any trouble, campus police are nice escorts if you are alone in an area of campus you don't feel safe.

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Nightlife: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 5 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 5 of 5 Stars
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Overall, I found UNM to be a very nice school when I visited it. I liked how there are so many activities and clubs to do with other students. For prospective students, I would recommend visiting this school on Senior Day.

Academics

The class sizes sound like they'll be fairly small compared to many other colleges. I've been told by many current students that the department of Education, which I plan on taking classes in, is very good. During my visit the professors really seemed to care about the incoming students, and their current students.

College Life

There are at least 30 clubs offered at UNM that I've heard about. Most of which were created by students with common interests. Athletics are very popular at this school. There are always students going out to support the players at home and away games. My favorite weekend activity that I heard about was buying a pass which included transportation and ski lift fees to ski on the Sandia Mountains.

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Nightlife: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 2 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 3 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 4 of 5 Stars
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Overall, UNM has nice dorms, classsrooms, and great academics.

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