University of the Incarnate Word

Key majors offered
Business Administration
Communication Arts
Community Health Education
Computer Information Systems
Cyber Security
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Suburban Yes 7060 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Bachelor, Master, Doctorate Private Doctorate-Granting University Co-educational 454 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$$$ $ $$$ $ $$$$ 109
Master $$ $ $$$ $ $$$$ 110
Doctorate $$ $ $$$ $ $$$$ 110
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


"University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) was founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity. It is known for its academic excellence, diversity and personal attention to more than 8,000 students from over 70 countries who call UIW home. Incarnate Word has a longstanding tradition of excellence in education taught by world-class professors who bring theoretical and practical applications to the classroom experience. With an average class size of 25 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, students are able to fully engage in their education. Students are given the opportunity to build relationships that extend beyond the classroom and provide a solid foundation for their future. UIW is a liberal arts university offering over 80 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs of study in virtually every field, including professional programs in Optometry and Pharmacy. It is the largest Catholic university in the Southwest and the third-largest private university in Texas. San Antonio is the 7th-largest city in the U.S. The surrounding area is filled with a variety of tourist attractions including museums, parks, gardens, golf courses and a zoo, with scenic trails and areas to walk, run or enjoy an afternoon picnic. UIW's picturesque campus provides a comfortable environment to study, think and interact with friends. The campus is within walking distance of various boutiques, grocery stores, restaurants and entertainment venues."


There are ten student dormitories available at UIW, including Clement, Colbert, Dubuis, Marian, St. Joseph, McCombs, Hillside I & II, Avoca, Freeway and Madeline Halls. A variety of options are available. Co-ed and same-sex accommodations are available. Options include single, double and triple rooms, some with suite-style baths and double apartments. Rooms are furnished and the buildings offer many additional amenities.

Student life

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) offers events and student programs providing educational, cultural, social and recreational programs for all UIW students. UIW provides students with leadership opportunities and direction to develop knowledge and skills necessary to be leaders. Through participation in the various student organizations, leadership workshops and seminars, students develop and practice leadership, team building and group problem solving while developing relationships that increase the meaning of the university experience. There are a variety of student organizations including academic, athletic, cultural, special interest groups and NCAA Division I sports.