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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 100 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, and over 20 graduate and doctoral programs.

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UIW News

UIW Names Dr. Jakob Rinderknecht as 2024-25 Moody Professor

May 10, 2024

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that Dr. Jakob Rinderknecht has been named the 2024-25 Moody Professor. The award was announced during the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony held on Monday, May 6, 2024. In addition, more than two dozen faculty members were recognized with awards or promotions.

UIW Students Receive Awards from Mission and Ministry and the Archdiocese of San Antonio

May 10, 2024

As a Catholic academic institution committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God, the University is proud to watch its student body also contribute to this system-wide Mission. Every year, UIW Mission and Ministry presents the Ecumenical and Interfaith Student Award to a student who has made significant contributions in leadership and service to ecumenical and interfaith activities on campus. This year’s award recipient is Kahli Villanueva.

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U.S. News and World Report Social Mobility Badge
U.S. News and World Report Nursing (BSN) Badge
U.S. News and World Report Bachelor Badge
U.S. News and World Report Vets Badge

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 150 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to ignite change.

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