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At the University of the Incarnate Word, we are committed to providing a world-class, Catholic faith-based education.


1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.


Private, Catholic, Co-educational. 23% of students are Catholic.


UIW, with a beautiful, 154-acre main campus in the heart of San Antonio, has locations throughout San Antonio, South and Central Texas, two campuses in Mexico and a European Study Center in Strasbourg, France.

Classroom Experience

  • Average class size: 16 students (all undergraduate 16-week courses)
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1


Nearly 110 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations.

Enrollment (Fall 2020)

  • 7,917 total students
  • 60% of UIW are female and 40% are male.
  • Student demographics:
    • 51% Hispanic
    • 21% White
    • 9% African American
    • 6% Asian
    • 5% Other/Unknown
    • 3% Non-Resident Alien
    • 2% Two or more races

Fall 2020 Freshmen Profile

  • Average HS GPA: 3.53
  • Average SAT exam score of admitted students (math and verbal combined): 1,045
  • Average ACT Composite exam score of admitted students: 20
  • Number of Fall 2020 Freshmen Applications: 6,883
  • Fall 2020 Broadway Campus Freshman Class: 922

Cost (2020-2021)

Taken from IPEDS Institutional Characteristics
  • $32,286 - full-time tuition and fees per year
  • $1,400 – books and supplies
  • $13,014 – on-campus, room and board
  • $3,115 – on-campus, other expenses
  • $13,554 – off-campus, room and board
  • $3,665 – off-campus, other expenses


  • Freshman scholarships for full-time students range from $7,000 to $20,000 per year.
  • Freshman graduating from Catholic high schools receive an additional $2,000 per year.
  • Transfer scholarships for full-time students range from $10,000 to $15,000 per year. In addition, each Phi Theta Kappa member may be awarded $2,000 per year.

Financial Aid

  • 99% of UIW first-time freshman students received financial assistance.
  • 51% of UIW first-time freshman students were eligible for Pell Grant.
  • $24,805 is the average amount of need-based scholarships and grants awarded to full-time, first-time freshman students.

How To Apply

Create a GoUIW account and submit your application. You can also apply using the Common App or ApplyTexas

UIW Broadway Campus By the Numbers

  • Undergraduate population: About 3,926 students
  • Housing: 10 residence halls (singles, doubles, triples, suites and apartments). 42.6% of freshman students live on campus. Approximately $13,014 per year for room and meal plan.
    Priority deadline is May 1st.
  • Campus Mission: Supporting the core values of Faith, Truth, Service, Innovation and Education

23 sports for men and women. NCAA Division I, Southland Conference

  • Men: Football, basketball, indoor and outdoor track and field, cross country, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, baseball, fencing and soccer.
  • Women: Basketball, indoor and outdoor track and field, cross country, golf, swimming and diving, synchronized swimming, tennis, softball, soccer, fencing and volleyball.

Cheer, dance and spirit teams

Mascot: Red the Cardinal

School Colors: Red, White, and Black

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UIW students can study abroad in nearly 140 " sister schools" located in 44 countries while earning academic credit hours towards their degree. Various countries include China, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Brazil, England, Germany, France and Thailand.