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Reviews 1157 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: I enjoy the welcoming feeling of the doctoral students, they were very helpful and supportive. There is not the competitive attitude that exists at other schools. The students respect each other's research and effort. The Doctoral Student Association (DSA) is a wonderful association that creates an informal, interactive events that don't just focus on professional development, but the social aspect of higher education. I love how the department reaches out to the families and invites them to DSA events so they feel their support of the doctoral student is noted and appreciated.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've been to many schools due to moving with the military. This one by far is my favorite school! You get the community college feel because the classes are small, but you are getting the big university education. It's nice to get to know your professors because it is less intimidating to go up and ask them questions. Also, it's a beautiful campus located in a beautiful, scenic part of town.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Small community, and you get to know your professors on a one on one. There is more understanding in a small classroom.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The fact that the University of Incarnate Word is in the city I live and love is an automatic A+ in my books. The counselors have consistently provided the help and knowledge I need in order to move forward. The motivation and encouragement is all around. I am more than pleased with the school I am with. Especially, since it is the only school in San Antonio that has a major in fashion. Fashion Merchandising to be specific. It is only the beginning but so far so good.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the close knit community there is at UIW.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is neither difficult nor easy. The pace of the teachings are perfect for me. The students are very nice and helpful, as well as the professors. The professors I have had so far truly will do anything to help me pass the class and are very understanding about any problems I may have. There is always help available whenever I need it and the professors make sure to instill that in our minds by reminding us every single day. I love the environment throughout the whole school. It is very relaxing and peaceful. There is the perfect amount of students. There are always campus activities going around the whole school and the students who are in charge of them are very energetic and eager to get as many students as possible to participate.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a nice campus with nice people. A large aRea to walk around and the park is right near by with Central Market next to iy

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This university is very diverse and such a friendly community. There is so much to learn from the community and all the people involved in the university. I love being a part of this university and would not change my experiences affiliated with it. I love this school and could not have made a better choice on attending this university.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have not heard of any safety risks or incidences of sexual assault.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There are some quality teams on campus (avoiding the football team and the support they get over other areas of the school). The Wellness Center is a nice facility, and I like the other facilities. While I haven't used the natatorium, I haven't heard any complaints about it either.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't really know anything about the Greeks

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know anything about the off-campus housing options except the hotel that overflow housing students get when the campus runs out of space that forces them into the most expensive option. While you can be grateful to have a place to stay during the semester, it would still be nice for more options to open so students could avoid the situation.

1 College Junior

Party Scene: This is a Catholic University, so the "party scene" is understandably nonexistent.

However, Marian Student Center would be more enjoyable the way it was two years ago with more couches and spaces for students to sit down and come together. The renovation estranged students and didn't feel welcoming anymore.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a great number of options available within mostly walking distance plus H-E-B Central Market which has great-tasting foods and options. Cost ranges from place with several nice options and many fast-food options. Healthy food can be found with ease as well. The only downside is the paucity of late-night locations.

4 College Junior

Administration: The majority of the strictness is understandable due to the size of the faculty in comparison to the student body, and many rules in place are fair and logical.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The counselors really know what they are doing, but can only do so much if you come in unprepared. They work quickly and can help steer you wherever you need as long as you keep in contact and really communicate with them with what you are unsure about.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The price of food in Hortencia's is much more expensive than even other convenience stores, and they only offer snacks, fast food, and some "healthy" options that are limited in scope. Meal plans offering a pre-ordained amount of meal swipes also come with an amount of "dining dollars" regardless of whether or not you want to frequent establishments on campus that use those "dollars."

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are not bad. They give you what you need to function as a student, but the availability of rooms really needs to improve. The price is also high for the lack of choice in some circumstances. Residence Life really does try to work with the students as much as they can, but the school needs to set up more rooming for future students.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I know a very people in sororities and fraternities and most of them are very nice and don't think themselves any differently than other non Greeks. They always seem to throw fun parties if they have one and some are even very helpful with the environment.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is Central Market, which offers many healthy options. There are many Chinese restaurants, diners and fast food restaurants on Broadway where UIW is located.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It just mainly depends on the teachers, there are some that are very strict and some others that are very lenient.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office isn't always as organized as it should be. I did receive financial aid in the end.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food isn't the best and if it is good it's a little more expensive.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always police officers around to protect you if you get home late. There is a lot of protection throughout the campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Depending on where you go, and there are a lot of options, the prices can be very low or very high with a range of different types of food as well as cultures.

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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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