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Since our founding in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we have paved new ways for tens of thousands of students to reach their academic dreams. UIW was the first institution to offer higher education for women in central and south Texas, consistently ranks among the top schools for veterans, and ranks No. 1 in the nation among faith-based universities graduating Hispanic students with bachelor’s degrees. As pioneers in Catholic higher education, we continue to forge new roads for every student to reach their full potential and create positive change in the world. UIW is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution.

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UIW offers over 90 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, and over 20 graduate and doctoral programs.

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The University of the Incarnate Word would like to honor incoming Cardinals at a Scholarship Reception! Food, games and great company will be provided as we announce our recipients for the Provost and Presidential Scholarships. Hope to see you there!

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Are you interested in transferring to UIW's Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions to obtain your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree? Come to the Transfer Information Session and hear from Nursing faculty about the expectations and outcomes of our Top 10 ranked Nursing program. Visit with UIW admissions counselors and learn about the application and transfer process. Start your journey today!

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UIW News

Second Session of Conversations with Ambassador Creagan Set

March 9, 2023

The Liza and Jack Lewis Center of the Americas and the Department of Political Science are hosting the second session of the new Conversations with Ambassador Creagan series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room.

UIW Welcome Center Grand Opening

March 3, 2023

The University of the Incarnate Word’s vibrant energy can be felt the moment one steps onto any of its campuses where it radiates from every corridor. UIW’s positive and optimistic energy now also beams from the newly opened UIW Welcome Center, located in the Student Engagement Center (SEC), which celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday.

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U.S. News and World Report Nursing (BSN) Badge
U.S. News and World Report Bachelor Badge
U.S. News and World Report Vets Badge

About the University of the Incarnate Word

As the largest Catholic university in Texas, UIW is a leader in transformational education. We inspire students across more than 90 academic programs to ignite change.

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UIW Response to COVID-19 and Monkeypox

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