Location
San Antonio, TX
Undergrads
4,388
Tuition
$23,690
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 968 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Academics: I have had wonderful experiences with all the professors I've had. They have been knowledgeable, and take an interest in their students' educations. The small classes also have something to do with that. ;)

5 College Junior

Academics: My major is Graphic Design. Our program is very small. With each senior class around maybe fifteen students. The program is quite small as far as number of students and faculty, however this is a plus as each of us gains a lot of attention and critiques for our projects. We also get to know each other very well. The small size doesn't affect the quality. Students from our tiny program enter local, regional, and national design shows and competitions and win many times. The workload is strenuous though. Be prepared to work, a lot.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The cafeteria is a tad expensive. I've never paid myself, but I have eaten there. I generally like the food. However it's rarely better than average, and sometimes worse than. The "Chick-Fil-A" Express on campus is quite good, although their prices are also a little high. I usually prefer to go across the street to Bill Miller's.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life here is noticeable, as there are many Greek events and almost always some Greek presence in the circle. Almost everyone has at least one friend who is Greek or associates with them. Some have better reps than others.

4 College Student

Greek Life: as a greek student, we do not single out other students based on being greek or not. we do community service hours which help with the requirements for graduation.

2 College Student

Campus Strictness: After the incident by the campus police I feel as though none of the student feel safe with the campus police.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: The cleaning crew do a great job at cleaning up after the students and faculty around campus. They are very sweet people.

3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do around campus. The campus police does not make the students feel safe whatsoever.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: There are limited scholarships available from the school for part-time graduate students. For those trying to avoid student loans, please be aware that you will probably have to work full time and use the tuition payment plan.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: San Antonio is a pretty conservative place that can be slow to accept change. Apartment and home prices are cheap compared to Austin. If you can find a job, it can be an okay place to live. Please be aware that the salary will probably be way lower than what you would expect.

College Senior

Greek Life: Please ignore the posts about Greek life. I do not know anything about life on campus as I am an online student. I could not progress through the questions without answering and the "n/a" choice was not available.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have not had any problems with the school as far as the education. Please be aware that the tuition continues to increase every year. Limited scholarships unless you are going online and limited tuition discount program. Appears to be great for military veterans, active duty, and family members. As an online student, tuition increases do not make sense as I am not using the amenities on campus (dining facilities, gym, tutoring, school sports, etc.).

College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I do not live in San Antonio and cannot rate the dining options.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Although I am from San Antonio, I do not live there at this time. I cannot provide any additional details. I can only give ratings for when I lived there (which was over 5 years ago).

College Senior

Diversity: I take my classes online. Outside of interacting with my classmates, I do not know about the diversity issues on campus.

4 College Senior

Majors: Counselors were friendly and application process was not difficult. I did not have any problems. The most important criteria for admissions were GRE scores (if needed) and grades. The most important tip that I can offer is to make sure to give yourself enough time for a decision before your intended enrollment session starts.

4 College Senior

Majors: The teachers know their material and even though I take classes online they expect graduate work to be turned in. The classes are offered on a regular basis so there is no need to wait 2 years for a class to come back into the rotation cycle.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Teachers are very helpful small community. We care about each other.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Tutors all over the place! Couches everywhere too!

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Cost is pricey but not as bad as large public college. The application needs to be done asap because you may not get a room otherwise.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The football team is one of the best. Human performance lab hives free checkups and tests and studies for research are always offered.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Relationships are all over. Usually the people don't go with the status quo on who they're fating and they don't care what people think.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's so strict it's like you can't do anything

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It's complex but if you're willing to work

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Paola Cardenas
Hometown
El Paso, TX
Major
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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