About University of the Incarnate Word

Founded in 1881, University of the Incarnate Word. is a Private college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,423 full time undergraduate students, and 2,483 full time graduate students.

The University of the Incarnate Word Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 322 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of the Incarnate Word include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate91%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range850-940
ACT Range17-20

Admissions at UIW are considered Less Selective, with ,60% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

76% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 41% were in the top quarter, and 18% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of the Incarnate Word.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
37%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
60%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
28%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
39%
“We bought the gear”
49%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
23%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
30%
“They keep regular office hours”
63%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
38%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
58%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
37%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
60%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
28%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
39%
“We bought the gear”
49%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
23%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
30%
“They keep regular office hours”
63%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
38%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
58%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    126 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    95 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    149 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    162 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    162 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    161 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    160 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    164 Students rated academics 4 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of the Incarnate Word REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of the Incarnate Word?

72 Students rated University of the Incarnate Word

Jenay - 05/20/2024

It is a nice university they are big on serving the community and creating a community. The campus is small but it has a diverse student body within all classes. There is a variety of sports (pro and intramural), majors, and clubs that you can partake in. UIW is very family oriented and loves to engage with the surrounding community.

Mariana - 05/11/2024

I love it all.

kristen - 04/23/2021

The University of the Incarnate Word is a great university that values its students. The school prepares you for greatness and makes sure its students have everything they need to succeed in life and in their future endeavors. Highly recommended university.

Leanna - 02/25/2021

I absolutely love being a student at Incarnate Word. It is family orientated and I met my closest friends at this university. There is a lot of opportunities to grow emotionally and socially! The few things I love about it here is that there is free therapy and I can talk to my professors.

University of the Incarnate Word FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of the Incarnate Word?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of the Incarnate Word is 91%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time?in all honesty?I would tell myself to first, enjoy and partake in more or most of the senior-bonding activities. I would tell myself to join the exuberant water balloon fight of ?09(?no one got in trouble) and the senior circle during the last football game (?no, your big brother is not going to get mad for making him wait to pick you up). Second, I would tell myself, that even if you choose to stay at home and live with your parents during college, it won?t set you back from having the best, most awesome freshmen year (?or at least first semester). Third, I would tell myself to look back at freshmen year of high school and just trust that your first year of college is so much better (?tons more enthralling, nerve-wracking, and even inspirational). Lastly forth, I would tell myself to get ready, because your real grown-up life hasn?t begun?so as a senior, live-up (to the fullest) your last year.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is a wonderful place to be at any time of the day and feels like home.

    Read all  39 answers
  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That it was so liberal

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    liberals, gay people, non christians, slackers, people who don't like school spirit, people who dont like unresonable rules, people who expect what professors verbal instructions to hold true. poor people. people who dont want to be poor.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are intelligent, exciting, and dedicated young adults.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing would be the facilities. The cost to attend this school is very high, and none of the money you fork out shows on campus. The classrooms are mostly old and outdated, some employees are unprofessional, and the shuttle service is very slow and not reliable. I would expect to attend classes in a nicer environment with the high tuition costs.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The professor of UIW of very helpful. It is very rare when you come across a professor that is not well organized and does not know the subject well.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about the University of the Incarnate Word is the fellow students learning habits. Many of the students are not achieving academic greatness and this sets others back. The teachers, instead of failing the student tend to push the high achieving students back. The high level of push back and the lack of knowledge that can be obtained is by far the most annoying part of the campus atmosphere. The University of the Incarnate Word could accelerate but, it is being pushed back by the students and the teachers sympathy for the students.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    If you are looking for a party type of school, then the University of the Incarnate Word is not for you. At Incarnate Word, students seem to have a higher standard compared to other colleges. There are expectations of integrity, honesty, loyalty, and just living right because it is the right thing to do. I believe that these standards raise the students at my college to a higher bar, and better prepare them for their life after college. So if a student wants to be respected and develop their character, then this is the school for them.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's small community environment that has a well rounded student body.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    For twenty-four years it?s been a tradition for my school to hang millions of lights throughout its campus for the holiday season. It?s called, ?Light the Way,? and it?s a beautiful sight to see when it occurs. Not only does it provide a time for friends and family to congregate, but it also supports a charitable cause. Everyone who attends is given the opportunity to donate toys for needy children of San Antonio. To me my school is best known for trying to give everyone happiness, be it through a superior education or even toys.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    i don't usually brag about it but I would say it's a good campus community

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Some classes are more difficult than others, but that's just the nature of things and one's particular aptitude.

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I'm not involved with any and don't know of any.

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I'm not aware of any stereotypes, but that could be because of my small exposure.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

6,423

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,483

Total Grad Students

4%

Out-Of-State

94%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

70

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

16%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
57%
% White or Caucasian
19%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending University of the Incarnate Word receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 61% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,898

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$11,880

Room and Board

41,978

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$17,912
$30 - $48K
$18,789
$48 - $75K
$21,385
$75 - $110K
$22,961
$110K & UP
$24,681

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