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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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Incarnate Word is an above-average private, Catholic university located in San Antonio, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,461 undergraduate students. The Incarnate Word acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Business, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 53% of students, Incarnate Word alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,100.
About University of the Incarnate Word...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
Website

University of the Incarnate Word Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1120
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$21,895/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,682/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,705/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,172/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,837/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,888/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.106 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.118 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,461Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Apply themselves and still has social time.
    45%
  • Wants to have fun but is willing to work
    43%
  • Disengaged
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
48%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.144 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.160 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 103 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    30%
  • Catholic
    19%
  • Small
    15%
  • Compassionate
    13%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Global perspecitve
    8%
  • Highschoolesque
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.83 responses
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I absolutely love attending this university! Professors are fair and responsive to a student's needs, usually responding to a question or concern at all hours of the day. This university also has quality instruction with real challenging material. This is not a run of the mill university where you pay for your degree, you will actually learn something and will be needed to apply yourself in your studies. I am so glad I transferred from my "pay for degree" school to this University.
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I am going on my 3rd year at UIW and this experience has been great. The campus is beautiful. I usually go on runs throughout the campus towards the little trials in the back which is wonderful. I realize the cost unfortunately is a fortune but you’re getting what you paid for I believe. There is some specific areas where they can nickle and dime you but also nothing is free. There is access to a gym which can be crowded but it has everything you need. There is a diverse amount of students which can help you connect and see different experiences and point of views. One thing I would change is the parking space it’s a hassile if you don’t have an early class or really late class but you just show up 30-45 mins early before class and you should be fine. The buildings are really old so their can be problems in the dorms. Other than that I’ve had such a great experience and can’t wait until graduation!
So far, my first year at the University of Incarnate Word has been wonderful. It has met my expectations and beyond. One of my favorite things about the university is the class sizes. I love how small the classes are. They are usually made up of 15-20 students! it makes it so easy to focus and learn. You really get that one on one time with your teachers. The teachers are so kind and genuinely care about you as a student and will help you do everything in their power to help you be successful. I would definitely recommend this university to my high school friends.