University of New Mexico is a great middle ground school. Tuition isn't ridiculous and the professors are knowledgeable. Do your research on the professors before taking a course, though. The campus is on the smaller side and is open, so watch out for... Read More transients. Course selection wasn't the largest, so make sure you register for classes ASAP or you won't have the greatest schedule. UNM also offers several online classes and many degree programs can be completed online. This helps with a busy life and makes a college degree possible for just about anyone. Courses wont overwhelm you to the point that you cant balance work, life and school. Overall, if you want to stay close to home and still have the college experience, UNM is a great option. It's as affordable as college can be and the city is large enough to find work. If possible, I would recommend a branch campus to start. It'll save money and it's simple to transfer to main campus when you're ready to take upper level courses. The medical degree field is also a great choice. UNM Hospital has advances technology to better assist your education. Overall, UNM is a realistic school. If youre not from New Mexico, I would do your research to make sure this is the state for you. Were not a big city state, but still have a lot to offer if you like the outdoors. New Mexico is a great place to explore and the food is great. Were also a desert town, so pack the sunscreen and drink water.
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... Read More surrounding communities. I completed most of my courses online and finished the program while overseas.