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

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't feel really safe on campus. I carry my own pepper spray. I watch a lot of criminal shown on tv and i notice that i don't see many cameras around school. How will they know what happen if there's no cameras? There has been several security guards who say no to walking you back to your dorm late at night. This is a school problem. They are suppose to care about our safety.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere around San Antonio, Tx is great. There is lots to do. I live a few minutes from down town and there's something always going on. There are a variety of attractions to fit peoples personal needs. We have several types of museums and some have student discounts. (As college students getting a 10percent discount is still good.)

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our football team hasn't been good in the past few years, but all the other sports do deserve an A. The reason i put a B is because Texas's main sport concern has always been football. Everything revolves around that sport. Sometimes a C would be good for football because the school takes several privileges from us students who love on campus. ex ( On a football game they closed the main entrances of the school. They made us go back on the expressway and enter through the other side of the school. When we arrived through that entrance, the security guard wouldn't let us park in the parking garage.) Why does football season take privileges away from students. I pay a lot of money to park in the garage for them to tell me I cant park there because its for people who are attending the game.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Always ask question to the Financial aid office they will help you in seeking answers to question that will be asked. Apply for your finanical aid early and get to know what you can do with the aid espically if your are living on campus. Take your time and everything will fall into place and will make your time here even more fun.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: WIth a growing campus the need for Housing is there. However the current Housing is really good in my opinion and that improvement will come every year. Distance from campus is not a problem, a short stroll will get you on campus. The social atmosphere is very good students will interact with other students and clubs will be everyware.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports on this campus is growing since the invtation to a DIV 1 conference. Footbal and Basketball are very popular but also Swimming and other smaller known sports are supported. School spirit is alive and well on campus. The Athletic dept will have great time bringing in new talent for future athletes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is a good sample of food in the Campus Dining. The Basic for college student are there. Drinks are plentyful and sweet tooth of most student is satisfied. The lack of space during the rush hour time of lunch is a problem but can be considered a temporary set back. the food taste good and the best thing yet it is considered a buffet. so you pay a nice price and can have all you can eat till they reset for the next meal of the day. Students can use meal plan/bonus points for the meals. If you are hungry you can get a good hot meal.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is one that shouts relaxation, independence, freedom. Many students meet up for study groups, some sleep all day and go to class at night. Everyone knows someone. Whether it's from class, or a common interest. People are friendly and open here on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The campus dining here is fantastic! I always love eating the different food they offer us at every meal, and I take my time to choose from their menu. The staff is attentive, polite, and always available to help us.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academic system here isn't what high school was like. In high school, your teachers always are there to remind you of at test, they accept late work, they are more attentive to the needs of an individual. At UIW, the teachers are attentive, warm and friendly, and are always available for us to talk to. Yet, they don't accept latework, and you suffer more if you don't do quizzes, or don't stay up to base with the knowledge in class. You're independent here, and there is no one to hold your hand and monitor your every action.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a pretty good amount of financial aid, though I hoped it would have been so much more. I found the process very smooth. I stayed organized and applied very early. I kept in touch with my school to check on the status of my financial aid which was very helpful.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Incarnate word has computers everywhere! They have computer labs that hold maybe over 30 computers. It is very convenient when I don't have my laptop with me. Most people do use their own computers but it is still good to know you always have a back up.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I am a commuter so it is very difficult to get around all of the traffic. It would be so much easier if I lived on campus, but I cannot afford it. They do have campus shuttles that run about every 15 minutes which is very helpful if I need to get to the other side of campus.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm a biology major and I've been very satisfied with the academics at Incarnate. I've been lucky to have such great professors that help you understand the material very well. They make time apart from class time to be able to help you one on one if you have any questions.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many common restaurants off-campus at Incarnate Word. There is a variety of options in which you crave. The most common one is jimmy john's or IHOP. Since there is college discounts it's where most students go. But along the street you can find many restaurants.

4 College Junior

Academics: I've been satisfied with the education I have gained so far at Incarnate Word. I'm a biology major which is very popular so there are a lot of people trying to help you get all the classes you need. The other majors are also well known and common, advisors do everything they can to make you successful.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Incarnate Word is rare. You really don't hear about things like this at all, it all depends in who you become friends with. Usually people are really nice and good people where you don't ever have to experience things like that. Alcohol is a little different since there is students of legal age that can buy alcohol but you are the only one who gets to decide whether to do it or not. There is no one to peer pressure you into anything.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: UIW has one of the most diverse campus I have visited. We have so many international and exchange student that come in every semester. We have sister schools in certain countries, but we have students from all over the world.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The University of the Incarnate Word is over 125 years old and the facilities are maintained pretty well. New buildings and expansions are always happening.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: No matter what campus you choose there are a wide variety of dining options.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is best to walk-in and keep on top of all deadlines yourself.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing options are continuously expanding and you can choose what works best for you.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: UIW is diverse and has a wide range of people that are fun to get to know.

1 College Junior

Parking: The parking on our campus sucks!!!!!! The university needs to expand immediately.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't stay on campus so I can't really make a comment on this subject.


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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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