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University of the Incarnate Word

  • San Antonio, TX
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 6,491
    total students
  • $24,900 | $24,900
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 93%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 495
    sat math
  • 480
    sat reading
  • 467
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Overview

University of the Incarnate Word: Academic Excellence and Personal Attention

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW is the largest Catholic university in the Southwest and the fourth-largest private university in Texas. The University of the Incarnate Word's (UIW) main campus is located in San Antonio, and it also maintains a presence in Corpus Christi, China, and Mexico. With over 125 years of tradition, Incarnate Word is known not only for its academic excellence but for its diversity and personal attention to over 8,000 students who call UIW home.

Diversified and Responsive Curriculum

UIW students enjoy a diversified curriculum and can choose from a variety of interesting and challenging majors. In addition to the traditional course offerings, UIW has developed several new degree programs, including convergent media, criminal justice, and Hispanic marketing. Also known for its prestigious music program, UIW boasts six musical ensembles: Cardinal Chorale, Madrigals, UIW Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra of the Incarnate Word, the UIW Wind Ensemble, and the newly formed Cardinal Marching Band.

Diverse Programs in the Roman Catholic Tradition

In all, UIW offers nearly 80 undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., and professional programs, including pharmacy and optometry. UIW programs are rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition that includes a global perspective as well as an emphasis on social justice and community service.

Excellence in Education: The Long-Standing Tradition

Incarnate Word has a long standing tradition of excellence in education. Courses are taught by world-class professors who bring unique opportunities to the student experience. Through classroom learning, community service, internships, mentors, and nurturing faculty-student relationships, UIW is committed to shaping tomorrow's leaders today.

A Global Experience Through International Development

Committed to offering students a global experience, the UIW system continues to develop internationally. With a diverse student body representing 67 countries, UIW is a leader in international education with 127 "sister schools" in 41 countries, including Italy, China, Mexico, and Germany.

Broad Athletic Offerings in NCAA Division I

Student athletes are an important part of life on the UIW campus. UIW is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, and a member of the Southland Conference. With the addition of Cardinal football, UIW now boasts 23 teams representing 14 different sports.

The hiring of Larry Kennan as head coach of the UIW football program was recently announced. He is a well-respected and experienced coach who has worked with all-pro quarterbacks, coached at all levels, and has a Super Bowl ring. Kennan will be in search of top-level talent for the Cardinals.

Inclusive and Supportive Campus Life

UIW campus life is inclusive and supportive with a variety of activities that include academic, social, professional, and Greek organizations. Campus life offers a wide variety of exciting activities and events. There is something for everyone at UIW.

At UIW, "The Universe Is Yours." For more information on University of the Incarnate Word, students should visit UIW's Web site or call 1-800-749-WORD.


Location & Contact

University of the Incarnate Word

4301 Broadway, CPO #324 
San Antonio, TX 78209-6397
USA

UIW EAP Admissions

Phone: 210-757-0202 
Toll-Free: 800-318-1876
Fax: 210-428-6352
Email: eapadmission@uixtx.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication and Media Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Educational Leadership and Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Engineering/Industrial Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Vision Science/Physiological Optics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nuclear Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rehabilitation Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Banking and Financial Support Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Behavior
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

93% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,062
    • Accepted3,781
    • Acceptance Rate93%
    • Enrolled6,491
    • Female Applicants2,593
    • Females Accepted2,435
    • Female Acceptance Rate93%
    • Male Applicants1,469
    • Males Accepted1,346
    • Male Acceptance Rate91%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.48
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 480 430 520
    • SAT Math 495 440 540
    • SAT Writing 467 420 510
    • ACT Composite 20 18 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$24,900
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,900
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,590.00
    • Room and board *$10,826.00
    • Room only *$6,280.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,491
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino59.34%
    • Black or African American6.92%
    • White or Caucasian20.57%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.35%
    • Asian1.89%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.25%
    • Two or more races1.09%
    • Unknown5.7%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.88% representing 61 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 12%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Society of Leadership and Success, Pre-Pharmacy Association, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Lambda Chi Alpha, Student Government Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes Division B Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty531
    • Full-time Percentage52%
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Female Percentage53%
    • Male Percentage47%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 4,964 students to 361 faculty


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