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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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Welcome to UIW, Cardinals! As you prepare to join the Nest for Spring 2024, we encourage you to attend New Student Orientation. Hear from various departments as they share information and resources available to help you succeed. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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You're invited to attend an admissions event hosted by the UIW School of Professional Studies highlighting flexible learning options in 8-week terms either online or in the classroom. Learn about educational benefits and majors offered to students pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree. 

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UIW News

UIW Celebrates International Education Week

November 17, 2023

UIW has a diverse community that collectively makes up its Cardinal family. Each student, faculty member, and alumni represents unique cultures, religions, histories, and identities – the University proudly calls itself home them to all. Today, 77 home countries are represented in UIW’s student population, and this week’s International Education Week activations celebrated each one of them.

UIW Students Recognized by the Lone Star EMMY Educational Foundation

November 17, 2023

San Antonio – November 17, 2023 – “I felt ecstatic when I found out I was awarded a Student Production Award from the Lone Star EMMY Educational Foundation. It is something I have been thinking about ever since I started in the UIW Communications Arts Department.”

A Full Circle

November 15, 2023

It was at one of his bleakest moments when Ralph Evans found God. A U.S. soldier during World War II, he devoted his life to faith and family upon returning from the war.

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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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