San Antonio, TX
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Reviews 899 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I did attend the first campus game with the tail gating but it didn't seem to have too many people attending. I feel like if more people would attend, the teams would get a lot more recognition.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life seems like it's a great way for individuals to meet other individuals but I never really hear of any events that go on.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I personally haven't experienced night life on campus because I'm a commuter, but I would imagine it's not too crazy.

5 College Freshman

Computers: The technology is great on campus! there is very reliable wifi available along with just computers and printers in general. The charge rate for printing is very affordable and extremely convenient.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some housing options around school that aren't necessarily the nicest but they are convenient and not too expensive.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options, but due to construction it's a mess trying to get to a decent place to eat.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't noticed many students partake in drugs or alcohol. The school seems to be pretty clean.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's not really a drinking scene

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's not really any off-campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There was a recent incident where a campus police officer shot and killed a student.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: What got me interested in coming is that the university is kind of small so it is much easier to get to know the professors and your classmates as you tend to run into them more often. The staff are pretty friendly too.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It depends on which dorm you choose to stay in and what kind of environment you like. Each dorm has its pros and cons. If you like things lively then its best to be somewhere in Marian hall or mixed in with some of the freshmen. If you prefer things to be a little more quiet I would suggest either Joris or Hillside.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are so many different people that come from different parts so it can be interesting to mingle with others. It all depends on how open minded you can be sometimes but overall everyone seems friendly enough.

College Senior

Computers: I don't use the computers at school. I have my own laptop.

College Senior

Nightlife: I am focused on academics this year. Not parties or night life.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I received financial aid in the form of student loans. I had very high grades when I was admitted and can't understand how some students with lower grades then I received full ride scholarships. I am dissapointed. Loans has created a financial burden on my parents who are struggling with putting two kids through college. I feel for them.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: Campus shuttles are always running. While I don't use them, I know they are there for me if I need them.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I don't have any problems or worries regarding campus safety. I know where I need to go if I have an issue and who to contact.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Can't really speak a lot about Greek Life since as a freshman, I have focused on adjusting to college life and academics. Next year, as a sophomore, I intend to participate in college activities and join a fraternity that will help with my major. I want to be competitive when I graduate from Texas State.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I never used off-campus housing.

College Junior

Nightlife: I normally sleep at night. No time to party.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Riverwalk, downtown, North Star Mall, all good

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Degree plan seems pretty standard as I plan on continuing onto graduate school so it will get the job done.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: For being a catholic school there is a lot of diversity in many different aspects as there are quite a few international students with different religions and cultural backgrounds. The school if very open about embracing diversity and I really like that. I get to meet so many different people.

3 College Freshman

Computers: When everyone need's to use the campus network for something important, say registering for next semester's courses, it's horrible to be one campus. Stay far away! The screens will freeze, the computers will take forever to load your content, and you will be left frustrated and angry. Other than that, the amount of time it takes for campus computers to log someone into the network, takes 5 minutes maybe. Most students are used to maybe 1-2 minutes, and they don't like the wait. Internet Explorer is an annoyance, honestly. I prefer Google Chrome to any of the software. On any regular day, the computers work fairly well.


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Paola Cardenas
El Paso, TX
Bilingual Communications
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The University of the Incarnate Word has so much to offer. From the academics and excellent professors to the life-long friendships, you will not look back and regret coming to UIW. Most of the students really enjoy their experience at UIW. The friendships formed here usually last through college and beyond. There are also more genuine friendships since UIW is a small school, and keeping in contact with fellow classmates is very easy because you see the same people almost daily. UIW is a very diverse school, so it is like a "small world." The memories formed at UIW are endless.

The education is top-of-the-line, as it thoroughly prepares each student to excel in his or her desired field of study. The smaller atmosphere allows for more personal attention for each student. The relationships between students and teachers is very strong, and professors know students by their names because of the low student-to-teacher ratio. Sure, you will hear complaints here and there, whether it be about residence life or the cafeteria food, but keep in mind that everyone has different tastes, and nothing is perfect. Overall, students are very satisfied with their education at UIW and all that it brings them not only while they are in school but after they graduate as well. Professors and advisers make sure that their students are more than prepared for their careers and for whatever life may bring in the future.

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