University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX

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Your Journey. Our Mission.

The University of the Incarnate Word strives to educate students to be concerned and enlightened citizens who use their education, talents, and skills to positively impact their local and global communities.

UIW cultivates the development of the whole person and instills the values of lifelong learning. To that end, faculty and students support each other in the search and conveyance of truth, thoughtful innovation, care of the environment, community service, and social justice through transformative education. UIW welcomes all students of diverse backgrounds, with a student body representing over 70 countries.

Through undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and professional programs across 11 schools and colleges, students prepare for careers in countless industries and fields of study. UIW offers flexible options for online learning, hybrid programs, and interactive curriculum opportunities for first-time students, graduate students, adult learners, military members, and veterans as well as those seeking professional degrees, continuing education, or certifications. Students 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. A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW is also a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution and Yellow Ribbon School. Our personal approach to education and hands-on learning experience 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