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Reviews 1227 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

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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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not to sure about off-campus housing, just some things I've heard from friends or seen.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not much of a party person, but from what I've heard and seen around campus is the UIW organizations or greek life parties.

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.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's a blend of students who like to party but still keep their goal of graduating in mind.

3 College Freshman

Administration: This school is average in how strict they are. However, they give a lot of freedom of speech and ideas.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office is always available and ready to help.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There's a lot of variety and it's usually moderately priced.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Students are very involve and supportive in all the home games.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's very expensive, its better off to stay living on campus.


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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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