University of New Mexico Engineering

My daughter has been accepted into the school of engineering with an Amigo scholarship. This makes UNM a really great deal for us. We are from Chicago. Any experience with UNM engineering and jobs that go beyond the southwest for graduates? Experience transitioning from Chicago to UNM?

Also I am worried about her as a young woman walking around campus. Is Campus and the residential halls safe? I have read that Albuquerque has a higher rate of violent crime than Chicago and I used to live in Albuquerque 22 years ago and that was my experience when I lived there.

Finally – is it possible to have a good time and enjoy living on campus and in Albq without a car? Thanks!