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Quick Facts

  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Overall population: Approximately 9,188 students
  • Full-Time Main Campus population: About 3,700 students
  • Number of sports: 13 sports (Affiliated with the Southland Conference)
  • Number of student organizations: 75 organizations
  • Number of residence halls: 10 residence halls
  • Number of undergraduate majors: 75 undergraduate majors
  • Number of graduate majors: 25 graduate majors
  • Number of professional schools: 4 professional schools:
    • Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing
    • Feik School of Pharmacy
    • Rosenberg School of Optometry
    • School of Physical Therapy
  • Colleges/Schools within UIW: 9 colleges/schools
    • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
    • H.E.B. School of Business and Administration
    • School of Media and Design
    • Dreeben School of Education
    • Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions
    • School of Math, Science, and Engineering
    • Rosenberg School of Optometry
    • Feik School of Pharmacy
    • School of Physical Therapy
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • Campus Mission: Supporting the core values of Faith, Truth, Service, Innovation, and Education
  • Mascot: Red the Cardinal
  • School Colors: Red, White, and Black

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW provides a high quality education to students pursuing academic degrees in more than 40 of today's high in-demand undergraduate programs while carrying on the original Mission of the Sisters.

University of the Incarnate Word is located near the heart of downtown San Antonio in the beautiful Alamo Heights area. Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea Gardens, Witte Museum of History and Natural Science, and the McNay Art Museum are all close by.

The beautiful 154-acre campus itself is an academic oasis for learning and growth. Students enjoy the picturesque campus adorned with oak and pecan trees, and the headwaters of the San Antonio River, a natural spring at the heart of the UIW Main Campus. The waters of the San Antonio River flow through University of the Incarnate Word as well.

UIW Statistics

Many individuals inquire about the average exam scores for admitted students at UIW, including a demographic breakdown of the UIW Main Campus population. The following statistics reflect that information:

Fall 2012 Freshmen Profile

  • Average GPA: 3.47
  • Average SAT exam score of admitted students (math and verbal combined): 975
  • Average ACT exam score of admitted students: 20

UIW Demographic Breakdown

  • Retention Rate (Fall 2011 to Fall 2012): 75%
  • Student Gender: 63% female; 37% male
  • Ethnic Breakdown:
    • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.0%
    • Asian/Pacific Islander: 4.0%
    • Black, Non-Hispanic: 7.0%
    • Hispanic/Latino: 49.0%
    • Non-Resident Alien: 4.0%
    • Race/Ethnicity Unknown: 14.0%
    • White, Non-Hispanic: 21.0%
    • Multiple Races: 1.0%
  • Number of Fall 2012 Freshmen Applications: 6,101
  • Fall 2012 Freshman Yield Rate: 40%
  • Fall 2012 Freshman Class: 986 students

UIW Students can study abroad in nearly 115 "sister schools" in a variety of countries while earning academic credit hours which can be applied towards their degree, having the opportunity to spend a semester or longer in countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Brazil, England, France, and Thailand.

In addition, UIW is the first American educational institution to offer degrees in Mexico City, Mexico that are accredited both in the United States and Mexico, at Centro Internacional Universitario Miguel Angel-Incarnate Word.

UIW students can enjoy state-of-the-art technology both inside and outside of the classroom. With equipment such as Dell Laptops, wired dorms and classrooms, and wireless internet across the UIW Main Campus, student learning is a never-ending process. UIW has proven to be a prominent leader in the field of international education.

In addition to a beautiful campus location, committed professors in the classroom, amazing international opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities, University of the Incarnate Word is a prominent leader in developing students who are prepared to take on the world.


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