Location
San Antonio, TX
Undergrads
4,388
Tuition
$23,690
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 988 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school tries its best to support the varsity sports and will hold big events for the football games on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Computers: The library has plenty of computers available with printers set up but things can get a little crowded from time to time but usually plenty of space. There are other computer labs that I am aware of but have yet to visit myself.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: It was not that hard to get into my program, at least in my opinion. The advisors here are great and will try their best to help out in any way they can.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to have an internship only because I want to focus on my classes first and make sure that I have the time to study. I may try for an internship when I feel a little more comfortable with my scheduling.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off-campus. I find it convenient being a single mom and to do my homework online.

5 College Senior

Majors: Very satisfied with the academics at UIW.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Good choices in San Antonio, TX.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: My school is located within the heart or the central side of San Antonio. There are plenty of activities to endeavor around here. The student events staff on campus does a fantastic job of creating a very welcoming environment with tons of different activities to do every week at the school. If you don't like the on-campus activities at school, then there is plenty of opportunities awaiting you inside the city. There is a SeaWorld and a Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park available to you if you choose to do something very interactive. This is San Antonio, so there is a whole litany of shopping malls right around every corner if you want to shop. There is a shopping outlet only a few miles down the road from the school called the Alamo Quarry. This area houses a whole compilation of places to see and do. There is a movie theater, an arts and crafts store, a gamestop, and several restaurants crowded in the area just waiting to be ventured into. In this city, you could go to the Alamo or the Riverwalk if you're into sightseeing. There are plenty of attractions/ events to experience when in this city/ school.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene here at Incarnate Word is barely noticeable at all. The campus police do a great job on cracking down on the few people that really do use abusive substances. It very rare to see a drunk person walking around on campus.

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4 College Senior

Academics: I chose the University of the Incarnate Word ater completing research about mutiple Universites and their Academics. The location is centralized and the staff is always willing to lend a healping hand.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Athletics: Girls basketball and volleyball are ok. Boys basketball and football are also ok.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe at Incarnate Word. There are always campus police on site and there are available numbers to contact help in case of an emergency.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academics: The professor are willing to assist you when in doubt about assignments. The also take time out to get individuals help if deemed necessary.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The campus is very nice and accessible to other places around. The staff is friendly and willing to help and the dorm rooms are nice.

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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.)

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

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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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