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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.

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UIW News

UIW Receives Grant Funding for More COVID-19 Vaccinations

September 21, 2021

UIW) is pleased to announce that it has received $16,326 in funding to help UIW provide COVID vaccinations to residents in primarily rural parts of Bexar County. UIW received the funds through a grant from the Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation awarded to members of The Health Collaborative here in San Antonio, of which the University is a part.

UIW Makes “Great Colleges to Work For” List

September 14, 2021

UIW is one of the best universities in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the “Great Colleges to Work For” program. The results, released in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 196 colleges and universities.

UIW Lands on National “Best Colleges” List

September 13, 2021

UIW is proud to announce that it has been ranked in several categories in the 2022 Best Colleges list published by U.S. News and World Report. UIW ranked at No. 41 in Social Mobility, up three spots from last year, and, for the first time, the publication ranked Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs where UIW came in at No. 183 among national universities.

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3-D Animation/Game Design

See how Raquel Kasprzyk, 2018, turned her student portfolio into her first job as Cinematic Animator for Sony Computer Entertainment America in California.

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Chemistry/Biochemistry Student in a lab

Chemistry/Biochemistry

Meet Bryan Salvador, 2021, who spent the summer as a student researcher at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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Psychology

Follow Alejandra Escobar, 2018, as she travels to the Rio Grande Valley to work with children in the ARISE colonias.

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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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