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

Drug Safety: Almost everyone at the school drinks and a lot do other stuff.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls are not the best looking I was a bit disappointed.

3 College Senior

Majors: Internship students need to seek out their own internship for most majors. Only a few departments have internships ready for students to grab.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: The nightlife is quiet since the student center closes early on campus. If going out to clubs/ nightlife, a car is a necessity to reach any destinations.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Too many athletic meat heads. The more dedicated people are, the less social they are at this school.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a declared Biology major in the hopes of pursing a graduate degree for Pharmacy. So far I have to say that I am happy with my decision to transfer into this school. There are some teachers that could be better but overall they are friendly and try their best to help you understand. The advisors are friendly, something that I usually feared at my other campus, and usually try to respond by email or face-to-face.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The people on campus vary depending on where you go but it kind of reminds me of how high school is with cliques. The fraternity and sorority people are pretty much the stereotypical outgoing, partying people that are really competitive. A lot of the people on campus though are very athletic or into fitness but overall it all depends on the individual of who you meet and hang around with.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The majority of the school are ethnic minority with a diverse economic background and international students. Being a minority myself I find the school very friendly and open towards everyone and hardly find any discrimination of ethnicity or religion.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't know how the freshman dorms are at UIW other than they are in the middle of the campus with the upperclassman dorms a little distance away. It is such a small campus though that the distance makes no difference. The hillside dorm is pretty decent with single suite options and a two level parking garage.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are many different types of students at Incarnate Word University. There a lot of international students, but mainly students from around the area. Mostly everyone is friendly and know how to have a good time, so be prepared for some distractions. The overall attractiveness of the students is average, and the male to female ratio is 1:5.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Incarnate Word University is at a great location in San Antonio and it is a beautiful campus. There are some things that could be improved, but not everything can be perfect. Tuition is high, but that is expected from a private university. San Antonio has a lot to offer, and Incarnate Word is not far from many of San Antonio's attractions.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The overall scenery of the campus is beautiful, but some of the buildings are old. Some of the dorm rooms are a little outdated as well.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is pretty bad. The fines are very high, and they will give you a ticket for any violation without giving you a break. Arrive early to find decent parking.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Options are available if you know what's out there

1 College Sophomore

Parking: TERRIBLE! Goodluck after 8am & ticketing is unfair

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: On campus transportation at UIW is not the very best. I am thankful the school provides shuttle buses for students and staff. The school does not have to do that, however, the shuttles take quite a while, and often students will find themselves running late to class.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Near UIW on Broadway there are many places in which one can eat. Usually if you present your school id often times they give discounts. If one is not interested in a quick bite to eat, there is Central Market right next to campus for a healthier choice.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: As a biology major at UIW I am pleased with the courses I am undergoing. Although the classes are challenging, I am able to still grasp concepts and learn each day. UIW advisors and staff make it a point to help a student in any possible way they can. Whether its with a career, financial assistance or pure guidance they are open to be there for aid.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Almost all of the facilities in this school are completely up to date except the founding building.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are very few things to be concerned about except bicycle safety. Many bikes have been stolen, even if they have a lock.

4 College Senior

Facilities: There are multiple places to hang out and get down to work if needed.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: With Bill Millers and McDonald's across the street. These are the medium cost restaurants within walking distance. There is the very healthy and organic Central market next door, which I personally love, but it is a bit pricey at times. Overall, there are a few more unhealthy, cheap restaurants down the road within 2-3 mile distance.

3 College Senior

Transportation: The shuttles are too small even though it is a small campus. I've heard that students have trouble getting to class on time or that they wait for long period of time for a shuttle to come. I have not had any bad experiences with the shuttles, but I wish they had shuttles that took us to nearby places off of campus.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Incarnate word is literally right next to central market which is like a higher end grocery store and they have hot foods and other food that are good for lunch time or on the go snacks!

3 College Student

Scholarships: the financial adviser didn't do anything special, except say to complete the FAFSA and look for scholarships. Not much guidance was provided.


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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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