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University of the Incarnate Word Overview

University of the Incarnate Word is a private not-for-profit institution located in San Antonio, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of the Incarnate Word Known For?

1,478 Undergraduate Awards
$38,288 Avg Cost After Aid
94% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UIW is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UIW bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,500 a year. That's about 14% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of the Incarnate Word Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UIW has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#55 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#129 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UIW.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Health Sciences & Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Online Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UIW has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#11 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#11 Best Human Resource Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#49 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#54 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#94 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is University of the Incarnate Word?

Location of University of the Incarnate Word

Contact details for UIW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-829-6000
Website: www.uiw.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uiwcardinals
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uiwcardinals

How Do I Get Into UIW?

You can apply to UIW online at: https://www.uiw.edu/gouiw

Admission Requirements for UIW

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UIW?

94% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores
Since UIW has an acceptance rate of 94%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to UIW submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 480 to 570 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 460 to 550 )
200
800
UIW received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 23.

ACT English Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 16 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 17 to 23 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 17 to 23 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of the Incarnate Word?

$38,288 Net Price
89% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UIW is $38,288. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UIW, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $4,760 a year. That adds up to $19,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIW is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of the Incarnate Word Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,103 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,558 undergraduate students at UIW, with 4,103 being full-time and 1,455 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UIW

There are also 2,705 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,103 full-time undergraduates at UIW, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UIW

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of the Incarnate Word students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UIW Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 88
Black or African American 250
Hispanic or Latino 2,350
White 688
International Students 262
Other Races/Ethnicities 465

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at University of the Incarnate Word. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 57 countries are represented at UIW. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and China.

Online Learning at University of the Incarnate Word

1,623 Took All Classes Online
1,943 Took At Least One Class Online
2.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 18 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at UIW. In 2017-2018, 1,943 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UIW has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UIW

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of the Incarnate Word was 2.9%. This is the #1,820 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UIW regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UIW majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 31%
General Education 8%
Health Professions 3%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 31%
Human Resource Management 3%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 12%
Liberal Arts General Studies 12%
Marketing 7%
Nursing 2%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 32%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UIW ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UIW.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nutrition Science #12
Religious Studies #44
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #45
Health Sciences & Services #52
Philosophy & Religious Studies #55
Management Information Systems #61
Finance & Financial Management #62
General Education #92
Marketing #107
Human Resource Management #115
General Psychology #125
Computer Information Systems #148
Psychology #174
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #182
Accounting #233
Health & Medical Administrative Services #273
Computer & Information Sciences #333
Criminal Justice & Corrections #343
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #389
Nursing #403
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #441
Liberal Arts General Studies #441

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of the Incarnate Word Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 4 230 382 5 621
Human Resource Management 0 89 139 0 228
General Biology 0 99 38 0 137
Nursing 0 105 8 20 133
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 39 0 75 114
Accounting 0 68 42 0 110
Health Sciences & Services 75 26 0 0 101
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 91 91
General Psychology 0 85 0 0 85
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 70 0 0 70
Optometry 0 0 0 65 65
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 46 4 0 50
Health & Physical Education 0 37 11 0 48
Marketing 0 46 0 0 46
Management Information Systems 0 45 0 0 45
General Education 0 0 21 18 39
Finance & Financial Management 0 28 0 0 28
Computer Information Systems 0 28 0 0 28
Communication & Media Studies 0 16 9 0 25
Nutrition Science 0 14 11 0 25
Design & Applied Arts 0 23 0 0 23
Fine & Studio Arts 0 23 0 0 23
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 21 0 21
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 20 0 0 0 20
Public Health 0 19 0 0 19
General English Literature 0 16 0 0 16
Liberal Arts General Studies 16 0 0 0 16
Drama & Theater Arts 0 15 0 0 15
International Business 0 14 0 0 14
Graphic Communications 0 14 0 0 14
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 14 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 14 0 0 14
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 12 0 0 12
History 0 11 0 0 11
Political Science & Government 0 11 0 0 11
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 10 0 0 10
Mathematics 0 9 0 0 9
Chemistry 0 9 0 0 9
Journalism 0 8 0 0 8
Sociology 0 8 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 7 0 0 7
International Relations & National Security 0 6 0 0 6
Music 0 6 0 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 5 0 0 5
General Engineering 0 5 0 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 5 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 5 0 0 5
Arts & Media Management 0 5 0 0 5
Religious Studies 0 4 0 0 4
Engineering-Related Fields 0 3 0 0 3
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 3 0 0 3
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 3 0 0 3
Recreation Administration 0 2 0 0 2
Business/Managerial Economics 0 1 0 0 1
Romance Languages 0 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Osteopathic Medicine 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 115 1,363 686 274 2,438

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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