University Of The Incarnate Word

University Of The Incarnate Word

The University of the Incarnate Word is a private Catholic university located in the Alamo Heights neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. It was established in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The campus is spread across an area of more than 150 acres. UIW offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Dreeben School of Education
  • Feik School of Pharmacy
  • H-E-B School of Business and Administration
  • School of Interactive Media and Design
  • School of Math, Science and Engineering
  • School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • School of Optometry

UIW'S fields more than 15 varsity sports teams, nicknamed the Cardinals. UIW men's and women's soccer teams are consistently nationally recognized.

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University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio , TX 78209
General Phone: (210) 829-6000

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University of the Incarnate Word Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management570business management, business administration, accounting, human resources, organizational behavior
Education and Teaching137education, educational administration, elementary school teaching, teacher education, music teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine95registered nursing
Liberal Arts75area and Cultural studies, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history
Science56biology, biological and physical sciences, meteorology, chemistry
Media37communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy36nutrition sciences, exercise science, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling35psychology, music therapy
Design25interior design, design and applied arts
Medical Support and Technology17nuclear medical tech
Drama and Performing Arts12drama
Art Studies11art studies
Music10music, various music studies
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Engineering2various engineering courses
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for University of the Incarnate Word in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree80238
Master's degree31515
Doctor's degree181
Associate's degree103
First-professional degree01

University of the Incarnate Word Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of the Incarnate Word had a total enrollment of 5,752 students (4,992 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 17%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 24%
Black 7%
Hispanic 53%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%
New Mexico1%

University of the Incarnate Word Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 71 %

University of the Incarnate Word Room and Board (2007)

University of the Incarnate Word offers campus housing for 1,157 of its 4,992 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of San Antonio, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of the Incarnate Word Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math430540
SAT Writing420520
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of the Incarnate Word Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,260
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,260
Room and board $ 7,380
Room charge $ 4,250
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,130
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,470

Financial Aid:
University of the Incarnate Word participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 357800)

University of the Incarnate Word Faculty

University of the Incarnate Word has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*3$54,386
Associate professorcalendar year2*3$84,666
Assistant professorcalendar year9$84,82113$82,441
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year14$81,40620$76,533

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$83,04021$79,386
Associate professoracademic year28$68,65120$66,821
Assistant professoracademic year20$59,08326$59,603
Instructoracademic year17$55,54620$51,319
All faculty totalacademic year79$65,95887$64,133

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of the Incarnate Word Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Heartland Conference
Baseball Heartland Conference
Track Heartland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports225274

University of the Incarnate Word Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering, Other

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets University of the Incarnate Word Apart:

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checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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