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Since our founding in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we have paved new ways for tens of thousands of students to reach their academic dreams. UIW was the first institution to offer higher education for women in central and south Texas, consistently ranks among the top schools for veterans, and ranks No. 1 in the nation among faith-based universities graduating Hispanic students with bachelor’s degrees. As pioneers in Catholic higher education, we continue to forge new roads for every student to reach their full potential and create positive change in the world. UIW is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution.

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UIW offers over 90 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, and over 20 graduate and doctoral programs.

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The University of the Incarnate Word would like to honor incoming Cardinals at a Scholarship Reception! Food, games and great company will be provided as we announce our recipients for the Provost and Presidential Scholarships. Hope to see you there!

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Are you interested in transferring to UIW's Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions to obtain your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree? Come to the Transfer Information Session and hear from Nursing faculty about the expectations and outcomes of our Top 10 ranked Nursing program. Visit with UIW admissions counselors and learn about the application and transfer process. Start your journey today!

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UIW News

UIW Recognizes CCVI Spirit Award and Student CCVI Spirit Award Honorees

March 31, 2023

On Monday, March 27, Dr. Doshie Piper, associate professor of Criminal Justice, was named the 2023 CCVI Spirit Award winner, while Elizabeth McDougle was announced as the Student CCVI Spirit Award honoree. The awards are presented during Incarnate Word Week, a special week of celebrations of the mission.

UIWSOM Learners Celebrate Match Day Ceremony

March 24, 2023

It was a frigid Friday morning, but nothing could cool the excitement of the standing-room-only crowd of soon-to-be doctors, family and friends who gathered on March 17 for National Match Day. The group from the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) crowded together at the Hangar 9 event space on the Brooks campus to collectively share the good news about where they had “matched.”

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About the University of the Incarnate Word

As the largest Catholic university in Texas, UIW is a leader in transformational education. We inspire students across more than 90 academic programs to ignite change.

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