Academics

Location
San Antonio, TX
Undergrads
4,388
Tuition
$23,690
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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5 College Freshman

Academics: professors are always willing to help with anything and everything.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I really love the professors; they are really enthusiastic and helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Some professors in the major do not always seem together and take a long time to respond to things. others are always on the ball and will help you when ever they can.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Being a Biology major it seems that you have more classes, but if you love science then it shouldn't be a problem.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Entering into the university of the Incarnate Word is very simple and easy. The professors are always there to help any student in need. The homework can be a lot, only if you don't do it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 89th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 200th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 313rd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 338th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 345th
    Best Course Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Paola Cardenas
Hometown
El Paso, TX
Major
Bilingual Communications
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The University of the Incarnate Word seems to excel in terms of education. According to many students, one of the best things about attending this school is the academics and the quality of education you will receive. With the small campus and the low student-to-teacher ratio, students are able to receive more personal attention and a better education. The professors know you by name and can greatly help you with your strengths and weaknesses as a student. Some professors may even help you with other University-related areas, such as finding a work study job on campus. The majority of the time, professors at UIW take interest in going the extra mile and helping out their students. Overall, the school work won't take over your life. As long as you manage your time wisely, finishing your work won't be a major part of your stress.

The environment of the classrooms varies depending on the professor. Some may be very engaging, while others are very relaxed. Some classes may even be a little too boring. Whatever the classroom's atmosphere, it is assured that you will receive a high-quality education. Not only will you learn the course material, but you will also learn important lessons that can be applied to your everyday life in the future.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
14:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
252
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
373
Total FT Faculty
253
Faculty with Terminal Degree
79%
Average Faculty Salary
$70,294
Full-Time Retention Rate
75%
Part-Time Retention Rate
37%
Graduation Rate
47%
Programs/Majors Offered
76
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • 20 to 49 students: 44%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
  • Fewer than 20 students: 55%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Dreeben School of Education
  • Feik School of Pharmacy
  • H-E-B School of Business and Administration
  • Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing
  • School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
  • School of Media and Design
  • School of Optometry
  • Virtual University
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 3%
  • Business Administration and Management: 8%
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other: 6%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
  • Wellness
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
With all the new technology arising, online courses have become very popular. There are many courses that you can take online, such as college algebra. Teachers may be contacted through email or Wimba Pronto, where you can chat online with other classmates taking the courses.
Best Places to Study
The library
Tips to Succeed
  • Get your core classes done ASAP.
  • Go to class daily.
  • Hang out with people who are a good influence.
  • Manage your time wisely.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 42 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 43 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 42% Jesse Borrego - actor from Dexter
  • 25% Ricardo Chavira - actor from Desperate Housewives
  • 17% Linda Stouffer - former CNN Headline News anchor
  • 17% David robinson

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