University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX

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Your Journey. Our Mission. 

With a nearly 140-year tradition of excellence, the University of the Incarnate Word is committed to education in the context of faith in Jesus Christ and the Incarnate Word of God. Located in San Antonio, Texas, UIW is committed to shaping students with good minds and strong character who’ll expand our region and the world. Inspired by Judeo-Christian values, the Catholic intellectual tradition, and Catholic social teaching, UIW welcomes all students from diverse backgrounds. 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 within the 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 each student’s understanding of the needs of the world, our students are shaped through their learning to become concerned and enlightened citizens who use their education, talents, and skills to positively impact their local and global communities. 

Through undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and professional programs across 11 schools and colleges, students prepare for careers in countless industries and fields of study. They also enjoy a rich campus culture and long-held traditions that promote whole-person growth. 

UIW is the largest Catholic university and fourth-largest private university in Texas, with more than 40,000 alumni all over the world. 

Our personal approach to education and hands-on learning experiences prepare students for success in their future careers. Take the first steps toward your future and begin your journey at UIW.


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Ranked among the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs”  | U.S. News & World Report, 2020

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Ranked among the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans” | U.S. News & World Report, 2020


Feik School of Pharmacy ranked #2 in the nation |

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Recognized for high-quality MBA and grad school programs and for efforts to help students finish college | Abound College

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Named one of the “Best Colleges in the Nation to Work For” for 12 consecutive years | The Chronicle of Higher Education


UIW At A Glance

Largest Catholic university in Texas 

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word 

11:1 student-faculty ratio 

98% of first-time freshmen receive financial assistance  

45,151 hours of community service performed by the Class of 2020, producing an economic impact of more than $1.2 million

A proud Hispanic-Serving Institution

An international community of students representing more than 70 countries

146 sister schools in 45 countries, including China, France, Germany, and Italy 

Only American university with two campuses in Mexico, offering over 20 dual degrees to 3,150 students

Only Catholic university in the Southwest with NCAA Division I athletics

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Because of the skills I gained at UIW, I was able to intern in the communications field while studying. After graduation, I was hired by Univision as a video journalist. Last year, I received my first Emmy award.”

    • Mariana Veraza
  • "What compelled me most about UIW was its people. The fact that everyone is willing to help in every possible way is extraordinary. UIW has a profound unity in its diversity because of how it connects people.”

    • Nour Shamala
  • “My favorite thing about UIW and the Nursing program was the constant support I received from faculty and my fellow classmates.”

    • Jaclyn Lambarida
  • “I love UIW because they incorporate faith-based opportunities into the curriculum and offer smaller-sized classes. At UIW, professors and classmates know you by name, which creates an engaged environment starting freshman year.” 

    • Hannah Martinez