University of the Incarnate Word

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 Words (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 Mexico and Germany. 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 8000 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. 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, optometry, nursing practice, and physical therapy. 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. UIW is currently a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, and a member of the Southland Conference. Including Cardinal Football, UIW is proud to have 19 teams representing 21 different sports. 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! Fourteen 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 information on the admissions process including an online application at For information or to arrange a campus visit call: 1-800-749-WORD or (210) 829-6005 or visit

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1881 Roman Catholic Semester $124.1 million + 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 829-6000
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41 100.0 Texas San Antonio 1164 803