Good school, quite a few friends went there.
Absolute middle of nowhere = Portales, NM. And that's saying alot as most of NM is BFE. Lubbock is the nearest "large" city, otherwise plan on 2-3 hours for any major metropolitan area.
Campus is great and local support is strong. Not much off-campus housing however. Weather is pretty standard for the area, solid four seasons with occasional snow and high summer temps. Altitude is about 4000ft, prepare for your cars (s) to be way down on power.