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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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UIW News

Returning Home

December 5, 2022

Among the UIW freshmen who moved to campus in August was Xzavier Perales, a new UIW Nursing student who was accompanied by his mom and dad, Roxanne and Eddie Perales, alumni of the University of the Incarnate Word. For the Perales family, UIW isn’t just an institution of learning. It’s their second home.

President’s Posada

December 1, 2022

As the semester comes to a close and UIW students prepare for winter break, they were treated to the annual President’s Holiday Dinner on Wednesday night. This year’s theme was the President’s Posada and featured dishes from Latin America and Spain. UIW President Thomas M. Evans, PhD, greeted the students as they arrived.

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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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