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Reviews 1143 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Senior

Athletics: I'm unable to provide an overall experience for the athletics aspect of the university as I currently do not participate in the athletics programs offered on campus.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had an overall great experience with the University of the Incarnate Word. I have one last semester left and I am excited and honored to receive a degree from this university.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had great experiences with the vast majority of my professors. I did experience some issues with finding the courses I needed at the right time. I'm currently in a position where i'm waiting on my last class to graduate because, I wasn't aware it is only available in Summer semesters.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: My overall experience at the University of the Incarnate Word has been pleasant. I only regret not being able to spend more time on the campus to take in more of the culture and the atmosphere that they provide.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I'm unable to provide a valid review of off campus housing as I'm a student of the university on-line. I am aware of several apt complexes in close proximity to the school.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining provides a great variety of food choices and many locations have late hours so I can take a study break and grab something to eat or finish course work and then find something to eat.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid was a hassle as I had to contact the office to find out when I would get the financial aid funds and find out if the aid I received was going to be sufficient to cover my semester costs.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: I don't party frequently. When I do go out, I'm usually going downtown or off campus.

College Senior

Campus Food: I'm very rarely on campus to partake in the campus food.

College Senior

Administration: The administration operates smoothly as I am able to correspond with them online.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I'm a student of the University of the Incarnate Word's online academic program.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I can't really speak about this subject because I live at home

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Sometimes parking is tight at small places along the streets downtown

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1 College Freshman

Administration: A policy that has completely ruined my experience at UIW is the one forcing international students to have insurance. I paid $1,070 for that stupid card thats collecting dust in my room despite paying $500+ for insurance EVERY MONTH!!!!!! I spoke with the director of ISSS but he offered no assistance. Twice. Also appealed to other staff of UIW and was told to speak to the director of ISSS which didn't help me.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received the merit based scholarships but I needed the extra aid from Federal/State loans but UIW refused to do aything with my TASFA application. One representative said he's "Never seen anyone who filled out the TASFA receive any aid" whhile another representative said, "Well it looks like your application was received and processed on March 4th, but the aid must have run out". I just want a student aid report that shows what I would have received if the aid didn't "run out". By the way, the priority deadline for FAFSA and TASFA is March 15, which should ensure you get the maximum aid possible, yet I received none, not even a student aid report. I also spoke to Amy Carcanagues about this but she offered no assistance or empathy to my situation.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to parties or clubs, but from what I hear, UIWs party scene is pretty trashy with people smoking and drinking all night and coming to class completely out of it.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Chick Fil A should have more options and should be made fresh to order not just sitting under the heat lamp. Sammy's is okay but one time I got a SIX DOLLAR wrap and it smelled really foul so I am never going there again. Finnegans just doesn't know how to make coffee well. UIW needs a legitimate Starbucks on campus, I know it will be successful and everyone will really appreciate it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The prices are too high for my budget, however, most of the rooms I have seen are bigger than the average dorm.

4 College Junior

Majors: It was easy to apply. I just followed instructions and got help from people in the offices. Ask and email whenever you have questions.

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3 College Junior

Majors: I was a little disappointed of the science programs in the school at first. As I began to take upper division classes I became more happy with my professors and the knowledge they have to offer, as well as how most of them are helpful when you need some extra help. It is still challenging enough.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I dont form a big part of it, but I go to some games and know plenty of people in athletics

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are plenty of different types of people. There are also some international students every somester from different parts of the world to add diversity to it

4 College Junior

Academics: I got really bored in the first classes, but I like that the upper division courses get more challenging, and professors are always there to help and know what they are talking about.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus. I've visited some dorms, they seem ok and are close enough to campus, but they are a little to expensive, specially for the really reduced space that you get.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's not bad. You can get tired of it. Unless you eat the buffet at the MH it can be too much what you pay for what you get

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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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