Undergrad Profile


Be Your Best Possible Self at UIW


AT A GLANCE

Academic Programs

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
• Art
• Criminal Justice
• Cultural Studies
• English
• Government
• History
• International Affairs
• Music
• Music Composition
• Music Education
• Music Industry Studies
• Music Performance
• Music Therapy
• Pastoral Ministry
• Philosophy
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theatre Arts

DREEBEN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
• All-Level Certification
• Elementary Certification
• Secondary Certification
• Special Education (minor)

H-E-B SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
• Accounting
• Economics
• General Business
• International Business
• Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Professional Golf Management
• Sports Management

SCHOOL OF MATH, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING
• Applied Chemistry (AA)
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Broadcast Meteorology
• Chemistry
• Engineering
• Environmental Science
• Geology (minor)
• Mathematics
• Meteorology
• Physics (minor)
• Nutrition
• Statistics

SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND DESIGN
• 3D Animation and Game Design
• Communication Arts
• Computer Information Systems
• Cyber Security Systems
• Design, Media, and Technology Studies
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Management
• Fashion Studies
• Graphic Design
• Interior Design

FEIK SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
• Biology: Pre-pharmacy Advising Track
• Chemistry: Pre-pharmacy Advising Track

ILA FAYE MILLER SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS
• Clinical Research
• Community Health Training
• Kinesiology
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Nursing
• Rehabilitative Science

ROSENBERG SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY
• Vision Science

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS AND DIRECT ADMIT PROGRAMS
• Nursing
• Optometry
• Osteopathic Medicine
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy

ADVISING TRACKS
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-engineering
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
Pre-veterinary Science

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of the Incarnate Word is the largest Catholic university in the state and the fourth-largest private university in Texas based on global enrollment. With committed professors, amazing international opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities, UIW is a leader in developing students who are prepared to take on the world.

At UIW, students can choose from many interesting and challenging majors. Whether your interest is Biology, Business Administration, Nursing, Cyber Security, Photography, Fashion Design, Education, Graphic Design, or just about anything else—UIW can prepare you to meet your dreams head on. In all, UIW offers more than 90 undergraduate, graduate, PhD, and professional programs, including Pharmacy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Nursing, and Osteopathic Medicine. With a student-faculty ratio of 14:1 and an average class size of 25, students build relationships that extend beyond the classroom.

UIW admits qualified applicants on a continual, or rolling, basis throughout the year. Students are encouraged to complete their application in a timely fashion, allowing sufficient time to process financial aid awards. Schedule a visit to tour the campus, meet our students and faculty, and take time to ask the important questions.

UIW offers direct-admit programs in Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy for highly qualified first-time freshman students. To find out more about specific program requirements, visit the individual schools’ websites.
 
Big city, small community
UIW’s private campus is located near downtown San Antonio in the charming Alamo Heights area. Within a few blocks you can find the San Antonio Zoo, the Witte Museum, Brackenridge Park, quaint shops, and great restaurants. San Antonio is a culturally diverse city with many attractions like the River Walk, the Alamo, SeaWorld, and Fiesta Texas. Events like Fiesta® San Antonio and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo give this big city a small-town feel.
 
Student life
Committed to the full development of UIW students, the Division of Student Success welcomes new students and guides them through their educational experience to graduation. Services include peer mentors, first-year engagement, and emerging leaders. Programs are free and work to help incoming students make a successful transition to the University.

UIW students participate in academic, social, and professional organizations, including Greek life, service, special interests, intramurals, and intercollegiate athletics. UIW is a close-knit community where you are encouraged to get involved!

UIW boasts six musical ensembles, including the Marching Cardinals band, as well as majors in Music Performance, Music Education, Music Industry Studies, and Music Therapy.

UIW is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and a member of the Southland Conference. UIW boasts 23 teams in 14 sports.

Eleven student dormitories feature single, double, and triple living accommodations. A new apartment complex was added in 2015. A professional staff of administrators, graduate hall advisors, and resident assistants are available to students 24 hours a day. All campus residences are wired for the Internet and provide basic cable and telephone service.

Campus police are available to students around the clock, with emergency phones located throughout campus to ensure your living experience is a safe one. Our goal is to provide you with the safest and most comfortable living experience possible.
 
Financial aid
Approximately 99% of UIW first-time freshman students receive financial assistance. In fact, more than $167 million is awarded annually in gift aid, work-study, grants, and loans. You can access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms, along with the academic scholarship estimator, online at uiw.edu/finaid.
 
Study abroad
UIW is committed to offering students a global experience, with a diverse student body representing 70 countries. We are a leader in international education, with over 140 “sister schools” in more than 40 countries, including Italy, Mexico, and Germany. In addition, UIW has two campuses in Mexico and a European Study Center in Heidelberg, Germany.

140+
sister schools

14:1
student-faculty ratio

ncaa
division I athletics

6
musical ensembles