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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?

1,334 Undergraduate Awards
$37,451 Avg Cost After Aid
97% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UIW.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UIW makes roughly $46,500 a year. This is 14% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Human Resource Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Rehabilitation Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Master’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
#2 Best Health Sciences & Services Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#2 Best General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#99 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#169 Best Healthcare Associate Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#250 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#273 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of the Incarnate Word?

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Contact details for UIW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-829-6000
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 considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UIW?

97% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
89% Submit SAT Scores
UIW has the high acceptance rate of 97%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 96%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 89% 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 580. Math scores were between 470 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 480 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 470 to 560 )
200
800
UIW received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 16 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  ( 16 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?

$37,451 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
6.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UIW is $37,451. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UIW, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,428 a year. That adds up to $29,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIW is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of the Incarnate Word Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,916 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,081 undergraduate students at UIW, with 3,916 being full-time and 1,165 being part-time.

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There are also 2,836 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,916 full-time undergraduates at UIW, 37% are male and 63% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 100
Black or African American 277
Hispanic or Latino 2,428
White 649
International Students 156
Other Races/Ethnicities 306

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

5,619 Took All Classes Online
7,502 Took At Least One Class Online
64.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UIW. In 2019-2020, 7,502 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UIW

The following table shows how UIW is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Business/Managerial Economics #19 #19
General Psychology #29 #27
International Business #63 #63
Health Sciences & Services #71 #65
Religious Studies #72 #72

Online Affordability Rankings of UIW Rankings

The following table shows how UIW is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Philosophy & Religious Studies #13 #13
Religious Studies #13 #13

Online Growth Rankings of UIW

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of the Incarnate Word was 64.5%. This is the #529 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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
Computer & Information Sciences 7%
Computer Information Systems 7%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Religious Studies #23
Philosophy & Religious Studies #32
Management Information Systems #38
Marketing #49
Human Resource Management #79
Teacher Education Grade Specific #115
Computer Information Systems #119
Criminal Justice & Corrections #175
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #239
Computer & Information Sciences #254
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #260
Liberal Arts General Studies #260
Education #293
Business Administration & Management #403

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 11 206 349 8 574
Human Resource Management 0 57 142 0 199
Health Sciences & Services 138 44 0 0 182
Nursing 0 91 3 22 116
General Biology 0 79 36 0 115
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 41 0 64 105
Accounting 0 49 36 0 85
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 82 82
General Psychology 0 78 0 0 78
Optometry 0 0 0 59 59
Health & Physical Education 0 38 14 0 52
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 52 0 0 52
Marketing 0 42 0 0 42
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 25 9 0 34
General Education 0 0 22 9 31
Computer Information Systems 1 29 0 0 30
Design & Applied Arts 0 29 0 0 29
Finance & Financial Management 0 27 0 0 27
Management Information Systems 0 24 0 0 24
Communication & Media Studies 0 9 13 0 22
Nutrition Science 0 12 10 0 22
Graphic Communications 0 20 0 0 20
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 17 0 0 17
General Engineering 0 16 0 0 16
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 16 0 16
Public Health 0 15 0 0 15
Allied Health Professions 0 13 0 0 13
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 12 0 0 12
Sociology 0 12 0 0 12
International Business 0 11 0 0 11
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 11 0 0 11
History 0 11 0 0 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 11 0 0 0 11
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 9 0 0 9
General English Literature 0 8 0 0 8
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 8 0 0 8
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 0 0 8
Music 0 8 0 0 8
Journalism 0 7 0 0 7
Mathematics 0 7 0 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 0 7 0 0 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 5 0 0 5
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 5 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 0 4 0 0 4
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 3 0 0 3
Public Administration 0 3 0 0 3
Business/Managerial Economics 0 2 0 0 2
Romance Languages 0 2 0 0 2
Statistics 0 2 0 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 1 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 0 2
Religious Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Arts & Media Management 0 2 0 0 2
Recreation Administration 0 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 0 1
International Relations & National Security 0 1 0 0 1
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 161 1,173 651 244 2,229

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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