people, the answer is easy. check out the UNM NCLEX passage rates, they are **** poor. having attended several high-end universities, i can testify to the incredibly poor quality of education at UNM. the university, in general, will never break into the nations top 100 list, and the nursing school will certainly stay near the bottom. it is a very non-dynamic institution with many professors that have not cared for patients in nearly 15 yrs. terrible profs. look at the NCLEX rates! it tells it all. crappy school. do the research. the schools cheap for a reason.