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Study in San Antonio

All the information you need about studying in San Antonio as an international student.

Why study in San Antonio?

San Antonio, Texas, is probably best known as the home of The Alamo, a historic fortress compound created by Roman Catholic missionaries in the 18th century. This makes the US city a tourist hotspot.

San Antonio is also extremely popular with students thanks to its year-round attractions. The city hosts around 50 festivals and events throughout the year, including the Fiesta San Antonio, as well as the nearby Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and the city’s riverwalk.

Public transport in San Antonio consists of extensive bus networks, as well as two Amtrak rail routes. The city also benefits from its own international airport.

Universities in San Antonio

San Antonio is a lively college town that attracts students from far and wide. More than 100,000 students study at over 30 institutions in the city.

You can choose from several community colleges and specialist training schools, as well as top-class public and private universities.

What to study in San Antonio

Thanks to the variety of institutions based in San Antonio, you’ll have access to a range of excellent associate, certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. However, lots of students choose to pursue degrees in business administration, nursing, biology, engineering, and psychology.

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Student reviews for San Antonio

  • Jacqueline Zavala Aguila
    Mexico
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of the Incarnate Word Adult Education
    Tell us about San Antonio
    I am studying in San Antonio, Texas. I love the city, it is safe and I have always felt welcome. The location of UIW is very convenient, we are close to downtown, different museums, nightlife such as bars and clubs, the transportation is close by in case you do not have a car, and the area where UIW is located is considered very safe.
  • Shivani Patel
    India
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of the Incarnate Word Acquatic Pathobiology
    Tell us about San Antonio
    I love San Antonio. I have been to other cities in Texas but I love the weather in San Antonio and the people around. I love the facilities they have on the road when there are emergencies.
  • Hector Iturbide
    Mexico
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of the Incarnate Word Governance
    Tell us about San Antonio
    San Antonio is a great city to study, you have everything you need and is so nice.
  • Renars Blumentals
    Latvia
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    University of the Incarnate Word Business Administration
    Tell us about San Antonio
    I'm studying in San Antonio, Texas. I feel very safe on my university's campus. It's almost in the center of the city so everything is close and there is a lot to do in the free time.
  • Madison Craney
    Canada
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of the Incarnate Word Agribusiness
    Tell us about San Antonio
    Great city. I feel safe. Hard to get around if you do not have a car.

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How to study in San Antonio

To study at one of San Antonio’s higher-education institutions, you must have finished your secondary school education and meet the entry requirements for the program you’re interested in.

Every institution in San Antonio has its own admission process, so you’ll need to make a separate application to each college or university. Before offering you a place, the institution might ask you to take a TOEFL or IELTS test to prove your English language proficiency.

Once you’ve received a formal admissions letter, you can start applying for a US student visa.

Cost to study in San Antonio

As an international student, you can expect to pay somewhere between $11,000 and $20,000 per year for a bachelor’s degree. However, the cost can vary hugely depending on where and what you study.

Most students spend between $10,000 and $12,000 on annual housing costs. You’ll then need to factor in the cost of your groceries, transport, academic supplies, and hobbies.

Key facts of San Antonio

  • 85/51°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 2.32 million Population
  • 31 Universities
  • USA Country