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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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You're invited to join UIW for a campus tour at 9 a.m. then meet with UIW admissions counselors to discuss your future as a Cardinal. Admissions counselors will be available until noon to meet one-on-one and answer any questions you may have about the admissions process. In addition, meet with UIW financial aid advisors to receive assistance with your FAFSA!

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UIW News

Project Helios

May 11, 2023

Project Helios was inspired by issues that grew out of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the Spring 2022 semester, Broadway Campus students were required to go online for two weeks of virtual instruction. Students were often forced to be close to charging outlets to power their laptops while in their dorm rooms or hallways, which did not always allow for social distancing.

UIW Celebrates Spring Class of 2023

May 11, 2023

With thousands of friends, family and supporters cheering on, UIW is proud to announce the conferral of 1,068 professional, doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees to students at the 2023 Spring Commencement Ceremony.

Earning the Hat

May 10, 2023

She always wanted “the hat,” – the tam doctoral candidates wear as they graduate and earn their degrees. On Saturday, May 6, Jessica Parra finally achieved her dream. The director of Student Services for UIW’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) crossed the stage and became Dr. Jessica Parra, finally earning her Doctor of Business Administration degree from UIW’s SPS program.

Named a Best College by U.S. News & World Report

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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UIW Response to COVID-19 and Monkeypox

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