Vote Now! UIW Nominated for Best Local College/University

February 18, 2022

The University of the Incarnate Word has been nominated for Best Local College/University in the San Antonio Express-News Readers’ Choice Awards. UIW won this award in 2021 and seeks to keep its crown in 2022. Below, several students share their views on why UIW is the best college/university in San Antonio.

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Keeley Ayala and Friends

Keeley Ayala

Communication Arts, Fall ‘22

“I chose UIW because of the great area it’s located in, as well as the faculty and staff I met while visiting. Immediately after coming to UIW, I felt the family atmosphere here. Everyone on campus is caring and always goes above and beyond to make the experience on campus the best it can be. The beautiful campus and people here at UIW make this university the best around.”

Jerred Gonzalez

Jarred Gonzalez

Elementary Education, Spring ‘22

“I love UIW for many reasons! The main reason I think it's so amazing is because of the countless amazing professors we have teaching us. I have encountered many people in life, and I must say, my UIW professors have gone above and beyond for us. You can truly feel the love they have for their students. They are always reaching out to make sure we are doing well both in physical and mental health. They truly care for us. If you want to be in a place where you feel wanted and appreciated, this is the school to be. The teachers will never give up on you and will push you to be the best version of yourself.”

Kyle Lewis and teammates pose at a track meet

Kyle Lewis

Accounting, Spring ‘22

“UIW has fulfilled all of my college expectations while also pushing me to new limits in all areas of life. Having the ability to compete at the Division I collegiate level, receive a high-quality education, and make lifelong friends, all while being in the city I was born and raised in, is really special. Looking back, I don’t think I could see myself being at any other university.”

Alice Medina poses with sorority sisters

Alice Medina

Nursing, Fall ‘22

“The University of the Incarnate Word is the best University in San Antonio because it is not just a school, it is a home. Faculty, staff and students are so welcoming and friendly. It is easy to randomly walk up to a person and talk to them. I have never turned anyone away and vice versa. It is a school made to help others with many volunteer opportunities and opportunities to help other students via mentor programs.”

Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

Mechanical Engineering, Spring ‘23

“I believe that UIW is the best university in San Antonio because of its rich history and the community involvement and environment it establishes both on and off campus. UIW’s longstanding Catholic foundation is what drew me to UIW because I could relate to my Catholic background. The small class sizes and friendly community on campus stood out to me and is the best part of UIW for me. The reputation of the programs offered and UIW’s reputation throughout San Antonio makes it stand out amongst the rest, and I am proud to say that I attend UIW.”

Abigail Velez announces at the 2021 Light the Way event

Abigail Velez

Communication Arts, Fall ‘22

“The tight-knit community and intimate class sizes that the University of the Incarnate Word provides offer opportunities for students like myself to excel in the classroom and feel prepared to join the workforce following graduation. At a faith-based institution, I trust that the curriculum is helping me work on my craft as a student while still keeping me centered with my beliefs and values.”