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University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) Fall 2013


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Yesir. I have been accepted into an MA program in the Latin American Studies department. I visited last year and really enjoyed the New Mexican vibe. Where are you coming from? Have you looked into housing yet? Let me know how your visit goes.

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Yesir. I have been accepted into an MA program in the Latin American Studies department. I visited last year and really enjoyed the New Mexican vibe. Where are you coming from? Have you looked into housing yet? Let me know how your visit goes.

 

I am from Los Angeles. I've been to New Mexico before and I like it! But it's been a good while since I saw Albuquerque. Or maybe I've only driven through it on Route 66 :) I have looked into housing only minimally. I imagine the way to go is for a small group of people to rent a house or larger apartment.

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I'm definitely thinking about it. I'm still waiting to hear about funding and to hear from two other schools. I love Albuquerque and would love to move back West (in Miami now).

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I grew up near Albuquerque and applied as a backup school, but definitely won't be moving back there... I miss the food, but that's about it.

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I grew up near Albuquerque and applied as a backup school, but definitely won't be moving back there... I miss the food, but that's about it.

I know you are not trying to be a wet blanket, but could you explain? What advice do you have for incoming students?

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I know you are not trying to be a wet blanket, but could you explain? What advice do you have for incoming students?

 

Sorry for bashing D:

 

OK so, the New Mexico vibe is great at first. I even felt it when I went back to Abq to interview last month. Warm weather, very sunny, beautiful mountains closeby, lots of history, unique architecture, really awesome food. But then I started to remember my other opinions about it. It is known as "the land of mañana" which means most things are put off till tomorrow. I can't really explain why I don't care for NM very much, but some people do very well there. It has definite pluses but more unforgivable minuses in my own experiences (which might not apply to everyone, so no point in making too much generalization). It's mostly just that I can't stand being there anymore and it was easy for me to get tired of it and hate it.

 

Advice for people moving there: just be patient when you don't get helped by a government employee or even someone at the university. They will put you off until tomorrow, usually. 

 

If you are used to big cities, Abq should be no problem. It has extremely rude drivers, very scary areas, lots of hookers, etc. but it's more weird being part of a more rural setting than a true big city. But like I said, the food can be amazing, and you can PM me if you want to know my favorite restaurants (most of which aren't even in the city).

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Advice for people moving there: just be patient when you don't get helped by a government employee or even someone at the university. They will put you off until tomorrow, usually. 

 

If you are used to big cities, Abq should be no problem. It has extremely rude drivers, very scary areas, lots of hookers, etc. but it's more weird being part of a more rural setting than a true big city. But like I said, the food can be amazing, and you can PM me if you want to know my favorite restaurants (most of which aren't even in the city).

 

Haha...I have lived in ABQ my whole life. In short, the land of manana thing is true. The hookers and very scary areas...hmmmm...not so much. Like ANYWHERE, not just cities, if you go looking for problems (and hookers) you can find them, but they are not on every street corner. 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions. 

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Haha...I have lived in ABQ my whole life. In short, the land of manana thing is true. The hookers and very scary areas...hmmmm...not so much. Like ANYWHERE, not just cities, if you go looking for problems (and hookers) you can find them, but they are not on every street corner. 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions. 

 

Are you saying I go looking for hookers??

Shh

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Hey guys, I've been accepted into New Mexico Tech, so was wondering what sort of a place is Socorro. I know its a tiny place and dosent offer much but still wanna know how the college is in terms of its students getting placed and acquiring jobs. AM going to pursue a master's in Petroleum Engineering....

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gsam8998 - I'd ask the DGS to put you in contact with some of their current graduate students so you can get a better idea of what goes on within the school. They might be able to help you more than it seems we can.

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Albuquerque has very low self esteem among younger demographics. Just saying, you will get a lot of people asking "why did you come HERE??".

 

Young people (who grew up in albuquerque) definitely don't appreciate what albuquerque has to offer.

 

If you like: classy clubs with only beautiful women, that big city feel, lots of trees and green, the reputation of your city (most are not impressed when you tell them you live in abq, New Mexico). Albuquerque is not for you

 

If you like: mountain biking, hiking, other outdoor activities, one of the highest % of sunny days in the country, nice people (if you avoid the trashy places), some great dive bars, LOW COST OF LIVING - for the price of an apartment in LA, you will live like a king in ABQ, and lots of cultural diversity... you'll do fine here

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