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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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UIW News

UIW Provost Looks Forward to New Chapter in Life

June 28, 2022

From being a student of Incarnate Word College to serving as Provost of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), you might say the career of Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo has come full circle. The dedicated servant and educator announced she will retire from her position as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at UIW at the end of July 2022.

UIW Hosts GearHeads San Antonio Summer Research Academy

June 30, 2022

From June 20 - July 1, 12 high school students attended the GearHeads San Antonio Summer Research Academy (GearHeadsSA SRA), a project-based learning summer program provided by the UIW School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering (SMSE).

Named a Best College by U.S. News & World Report

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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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