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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

UIW Celebrates Conclusion of $100 Million Fundraising Campaign

November 22, 2022

UIW is proud to announce that it surpassed the $100 million dollar mark during its “Their Journey, Your Legacy” fundraising campaign which was started five years ago. The University shared the news at a reception for alumni and friends during UIW’s annual Light the Way Holiday Festival on Saturday, Nov. 19, on the Broadway campus.

UIW Faithful Brave the Chill to Light the Way

November 21, 2022

An overcast and chilly night did not dampen the spirits of the thousands who attended UIW 2022 Light the Way Holiday Festival. The event, presented by H-E-B, was held on Saturday, Nov. 19, on the UIW Broadway campus.

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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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