Your Journey. Our Mission.
With 140 years of tradition, the University of the Incarnate Word is committed to educational excellence. Located in San Antonio, Texas, UIW is devoted to shaping good minds of strong character that will expand the region and our world. Inspired by Catholic Social Teaching, UIW welcomes students of diverse backgrounds from all walks of life. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University instills its core values of education, truth, faith, service, and innovation in everyone who forms our community.
At the core of UIW’s mission is a commitment to social justice and community service through transformative education. With a curriculum designed to broaden the understanding of the needs of the world, students learn to become concerned and enlightened citizens, using their education, talent, and skills to create a meaningful impact within the local and global community.
Through programs offered at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional levels across 11 schools and colleges, students prepare for careers in countless industries and fields of study. Students also enjoy a rich University culture and long-held traditions that promote personal growth and community engagement.
While UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas, small class sizes and a low student-faculty ratio allow students to make lifelong, meaningful connections with faculty, staff, and peers. In addition, UIW is a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution and Yellow Ribbon School that counts more than 40,000 alumni all over the globe. UIW is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.