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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 News

UIW’s Dr. Monica Ayala Jimenez Selected for National Leadership Academy

September 21, 2023

San Antonio – September 20, 2023 – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that Associate Provost of Student Success, Dr. Monica Ayala Jimenez, has been selected to be a part of the very first Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Enlace Mid-Level Leadership Program. Only fifty-six professionals nationwide were selected to be a part of the program which begins this Fall.

UIW Set to Induct Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023

September 19, 2023

San Antonio – September 19, 2023 – From student-athletes to a history-making team to an inaugural award, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is set to induct the Class of 2023 into the UIW Athletics Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 22, in the Student Engagement Center Ballroom located on the UIW Broadway Campus. The class is the first to be inducted into the UIW Hall of Fame since 2016.

UIW Lands on U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” List

September 18, 2023

San Antonio – September 18, 2023 – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that it has, once again, been ranked in the 2024 Best Colleges list published by U.S. News and World Report. UIW rose in the ranks in two major categories and ranked among the top 300 universities in the nation overall.

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

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