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.