Location
San Antonio, TX
Undergrads
4,388
Tuition
$23,690
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 899 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is awful. If you live off campus you have to park at least a half mile away. If there is any kind of event on campus make sure you are there at least 45 minutes early or you might not even find a spot.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is mild, although it will get pretty hot towards the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the fall. Plus it's in Texas, so you can expect it to be really cold and super hot in the same day.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most guys here are either really into sports or really into partying. However, you can find some good guys if you put some time into it. I have been fortunate enough to find some guys I am interested in. The girls here as well love to party or are very serious about their grades. Dating is very casual here, very rare that you will find a serious relationship.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Some students are involved or get involved but there are many students who look the other way and focus on why they are in college.

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2 College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm not one to go out and party or go to clubs much but my roommates do and they say its fun and there are things to do outside of UIW but not many on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food they offer is good but I still feel like they need to be more diverse in providing different foods, especially during the weekends if you live on campus they only place you can get food from is the marian cafeteria.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have not really seen people doing drugs at UIW what I mostly see is people just smoking cigarettes. Also it is not really a big party school.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They do offer scholarships, however tuition is still very expensive! so I still have to take out a loan every year! I have to pay out of pocket so that I woudnt have to take out another loan.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I, myself am a minority and feel comfortable at UIW. Even though the university is catholic it is still very acceptable to any religions, when I took the religion courses they talked about all religions and did not discriminate. Also with economic background it is very diverse, there are all kinds of people!

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is usually nice, the only time it gets bad is when it gets really hot and you start sweating just from walking from one building to the next, but if it gets bad there is always shuttle buses running throughout the day that can take you pretty much anywhere on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Since I am a resident at the University I do not really notice how the parking is on a daily basis. However, the times I have left campus and came back in the afternoon it is very difficult to find parking nearby the main buildings but there is always parking in the garages that are still on campus but farther away.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love being a music therapy major. We have great sites to work our practicums, a reasonable workload that we can control, and plenty of instruments to use as we need. Our professor is very helpful, knowledgeable and ready to answer our questions.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: There are several scholarships, grants and loans from the school. I have received a fair share of financial aid. However, the fin aid office is very slow, and I have received varying levels ranging from not helpful to immediately helpful and have also received conflicting information. Its really helpful to know someone personally in the office.

3 College Junior

Majors: Our professor is competent and knows all there is to know about the program. We receive several opportunities for hands on experience outside of that required for our studies. However, the music therapy program is understaffed and this makes it hard for the students to be able to take the required classes needed to graduate since we have to wait for the rotation of classes.

3 College Junior

Athletics: From what I see and from my own involvement, only other athletes, their friends and family are the main supporters who go to the games. School spirit and fan support are not prevalent throughout the student body. It occurs in little pockets of students. Since our football team isn't known to be very good (and football is the Texas sport) no one bothers to see our other teams, despite how good they may be.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of good variety but very few places give student discounts and no food places work with the school to accept meal points from the university. There is a good price range from inexpensive fast food to expensive dine in places.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It super expensive to live in even the smallest single dorm. The avoca apartments are nice but can be uncomfortable if you aren't friends with the other suite mates. Housing in general is very crowded, as evidenced by the need to put people up at the nearby hotel.

4 College Freshman

Academics: the students of the University of the Incarnate Word on an appointment basis. The ever challenging demands of growth, change, and the expanding horizons of learning are at times stressful, and often require an adjustment of attitudes and coping skills.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: cultural, social and recreational programs for all UIW students. Through participation in student organizations, leadership workshops and seminars, students develop the skills necessary to be effective leaders of change in the UIW and surrounding community.Through on campus involvement students are able to increase the meaning of their university experience.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Incarnate Word’s 154-acre campus is just minutes from downtown San Antonio in Alamo Heights. The Alamo Heights area is filled with a variety of tourist attractions including the Witte Museum, the McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, and Brackenridge Park. Brackenridge Park is home to the San Antonio Zoo and the Japanese Tea Gardens, and is filled with trails and other scenic areas to run, walk, or just enjoy an afternoon picnic or barbeque.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is great ! The shuttles are running around the clock !

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities are great ! The student center is very welcoming and the natatorium is exceptional !

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms at UIW Agnese Sosa building are great ! They are very nice and provide a safe setting.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school is very safe, gives you the feeling of home, even late at night everything is calm.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: There are people who smoke cigarettes on campus and can sometimes be a bother, but for the most part people are considerate. As far as marijuana goes, there are a few users but nothing out of the ordinary.

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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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