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University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word

Check whether University of the Incarnate Word is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

San Antonio, USA
  • Type
    Private
  • Rank
    3594
  • International students
    543
  • Nationalities
    76
  • Total programs
    79
  • Acceptance rate
    92%

Study abroad at the University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, is one of the leading comprehensive universities in Texas. It’s the largest Catholic university in Texas, and the fourth-largest private university in the state. It offers 90 academic programs across undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree levels.

The University has a number of facilities that enable students to gain practical experience, including the Autonomous Vehicle Systems Lab, Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management, 3D Animation & Game Design lab, recording studios, simulation and skills lab, StockTrak Finance Lab and campus TV/radio studios.

UIW is an NCAA Division I institution, and they boast state-of-the-art sports facilities for their 23 sports teams, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Their campus also has a range of facilities, including 10 student dormitories and a student engagement center for all student services, dining and organizations.

University of the Incarnate Word logo

Why study at the UIW?

  • Sports and athletics

    The UIW athletic teams are NCAA Division I members

  • Student-staff ratio

    11:1 student-staff ratio helps each student receive a personalized education

Life as an international student

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services is available to help you get used to life in the US and on campus. They host on and off-campus events for international students designed to help you make the most of your time in the US.

International students are also encouraged to take part in activities outside the classroom. The Campus Engagement team provides educational, cultural, social and recreational programs for all students. These are a great way for international students to make new friends and meet fellow students.

The Division of Student Success provides all UIW students with the assistance they need to progress to graduation.

Student reviews for University of the Incarnate Word

Overall rating
4.42142857 stars
Based on 28 reviews
Overall experience
4.5357 stars
Accommodation
4.5 stars
Academic
4.2857 stars
University facilities
4.3929 stars
University social
4.3929 stars
  • 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 University of the Incarnate Word
    The University of the Incarnate Word has a diverse community and environment. Students, staff, and faculty at UIW are friendly, welcoming, and very professional. Throughout my time as a student, I have lived the campus-life experience. I have always felt engaged with the UIW community. My University focuses on helping us to be integral, dedicated, innovative, responsible and collaborative individuals.
  • 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 University of the Incarnate Word
    University of the Incarnate Word has good professors. I like the way the classes are small and therefore the teachers are able to give good attention to each students.
  • 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 University of the Incarnate Word
    Everything is so nice, first level facilities in all aspects.
  • 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 University of the Incarnate Word
    The facilities are good, classrooms are relatively small, and everything is a walkable distance.
  • 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 University of the Incarnate Word
    Great to be living in such a great little city. The university is really in the heart of San Antonio.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of Baseball Pitches
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber
    • No. of Diving Pools
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of Athletics Track
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 5
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Swimming Pool
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 100
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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University of the Incarnate Word programs

Fees and funding

The University of the Incarnate Word offers a number of scholarships to first degree seeking undergraduate students. All merit based scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years as long as a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is maintained. All awards are given at the time of admission.

  • Merit Scholarships range from $5,000 to $20,000 depending on GPA and SAT/ACT tests

  • Catholic High School Scholarships - students who have graduated from a Catholic High School are eligible for a $2,000 award (renewable)

Transfer students - based on GPA from their UG degree, it ranges from $8,000 - 12,000

Location

University of the Incarnate Word

4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

The campus is located in the heart of San Antonio in the prestigious Alamo Heights neighborhood. It is home to the headwaters of the San Antonio River and conveniently located near the San Antonio International Airport.

Visa requirements for University of the Incarnate Word

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements