University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, Box 285
San Antonio, TX 78209-6397
Phone: (210) 829-6005
$22,790 tuition and fees
rolling application deadline
University of the Incarnate Word is a private institution that was founded in 1881. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,464, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of the Incarnate Word's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 63. Its tuition and fees are $22,790 (2011-12).
School mission (as provided by the school):
University of the Incarnate Word--The Universe is Yours
Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW is the largest Catholic university in the state and the fourth largest private university in Texas. The University of the Incarnate Word's (UIW) main campus is located in the prestigious Alamo Heights area with satellite campus locations throughout San Antonio, a presence in Corpus Christi and campuses in both China and Mexico. With 130 years of tradition, Incarnate Word is known not only for its academic excellence but for its diversity and personal attention to the over 7200 students who call UIW home.
At UIW students can choose from a variety of interesting and challenging majors including biology, business administration, nursing, rehabilitative science, vision science, education and computer graphic arts. 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 esteemed music program, UIW boasts six musical ensembles including the very popular Cardinal Marching Band.
In all, UIW offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D. and professional programs including pharmacy and optometry. With small classes, students receive one-on-one attention and build relationships that extend beyond the classroom.
UIW admits qualified applicants on a continual or rolling basis, throughout the year. Complete your application in a timely fashion to allow sufficient time to process financial aid awards. Approximately 92% of UIW students receive financial assistance with more than $100 million spent annually in scholarships, work study, grants and loans. You can access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms along with the academic scholarship estimator online at www.uiw.edu/finaid
UIW is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, and a member of the Lone Star Conference. Including Cardinal Football, UIW is proud to have 19 teams representing 12 different sports, more than any other NCAA Division II school in the state of Texas.
UIW has a very active campus life. Our students participate in academic, social and professional organizations including Greek life, service, special interests, intramurals and inter-collegiate athletics. UIW is a close community where you are encouraged to get involved!
Ten student dormitories feature single, double and triple living accommodations. A professional staff of administrators, graduate hall advisors and resident assistants are available to students 24 hours a day. All campus residences are wired for the internet and provide basic cable and telephone service. Campus police are available 24/7, with emergency phones located throughout campus to ensure your living experience is a safe one. Our goal is to provide our students the most enjoyable and comfortable living experience possible.
UIW is committed to offering students a global experience with a diverse student body representing 61 countries. We are a leader in international education with over sister schools in 37 countries including Italy, China, France and Germany. Find out more at www.uiw.edu/studyabroad
Come schedule a visit, tour our campus, meet our students and faculty, ask questions, and see why at UIW, you will earn more than a diploma, you will earn The Degree. Find out more information on the admissions process including an online application at www.uiw.edu/admissions. For information or to arrange a campus visit call: 1-800-749-WORD or (210) 829-6005 or visit www.uiw.edu.
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1881
Religious affiliation - Roman Catholic
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - urban
2010 Endowment - $74,183,201
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 96%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - N/A
Class sizes - N/A
Student-faculty ratio - 14:1
4-year graduation rate - 14% - Low
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 44% Health Professions and Related Programs 10% Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7% Education 7% Visual and Performing Arts 0%