YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 1227 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

{{ error }}
close
4 College Sophomore

Majors: Degree plan seems pretty standard as I plan on continuing onto graduate school so it will get the job done.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: For being a catholic school there is a lot of diversity in many different aspects as there are quite a few international students with different religions and cultural backgrounds. The school if very open about embracing diversity and I really like that. I get to meet so many different people.

3 College Freshman

Technology: When everyone need's to use the campus network for something important, say registering for next semester's courses, it's horrible to be one campus. Stay far away! The screens will freeze, the computers will take forever to load your content, and you will be left frustrated and angry. Other than that, the amount of time it takes for campus computers to log someone into the network, takes 5 minutes maybe. Most students are used to maybe 1-2 minutes, and they don't like the wait. Internet Explorer is an annoyance, honestly. I prefer Google Chrome to any of the software. On any regular day, the computers work fairly well.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I mean you can't receive everything on your "I Want This" wish-list. Yet the nearby restaurants are known to provide a student discount, that leaves the person pretty satisfied. The more finer establishments have pretty good food. I tend to stay away from buffet's. They are known for cheap, but not good to eat food. The quality, value, and variety around the entire city in unimaginable. Don't just stay in the North/Central parts of San Antonio. You need to discover every area of San Antonio. Every suburb, district, and atmosphere alike. Then you can honestly say for yourself what the city is all about.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: This school takes away all of the stereotypes, discrimination, cliques, unjust actions that many high school's are known for. Students of all kinds of backgrounds get together and make friends whether through shared classes, clubs, or saying "Hello". There are a few people who are strongly opinionated, and have their own ideas to share about religion, economic status, and so on. It's really refreshing and interesting meeting all sorts of people here. I don't see a problem in the slightest.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: UIW is convenient because of it's location, and a little cursed too. They are in the district of Alamo Heights, a subdivision of San Antonio. They are more or less 15-20 minutes from downtown, near Trinity University, near the San Antonio Zoo, Witee Museum, Japanese Tea Gardens, nice restaurants, and nice neighborhoods. To most students, fun is drinking, partying, having a good time. There are more things than that. Bicycling, fishing out on Boerne Lake, going downtown just to look around. People miss out on that. Negative affect comes in now. The school is on Broadway. One of the most frustrating, constantly under construction, traffic zoned area's in the city. People try to avoid traffic by taking back-roads. There are many attractions in San Antonio, it has a rich culture, and genuinely polite people.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus has certain rules about visitors in dorms, and they follow them between average and very strict. A few slip ups here and there. Students have enough sense to perhaps engage in some activities away from campus so no one gets in trouble. The cops are alright when you come in around 5 in the morning. I haven't had any issues.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I truly don't know what it's like to live at off-campus housing. From the "Wanted" section I see around school, the rooms are a bit average. One person can't pay rent alone though. It's best to get about 4 roommates for a 2-4 bedroom. Yes, everyone wants their space, but the cost is much higher. The worry of the cost of living comes into question with such matters. I would seriously think it over before getting a bunch of friends and moving in somewhere. You have to be focused, have your responsibilities in check, reliable, and a steady consistent job that works for you.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The Financial Aid Office at UIW is always willing to help out students. They discuss in length the particulars of the various students' situation's. A catch to applying for scholarships: Typical, privileged, well-educated students may need scholarships for later in life, however there is a lot to balance in their life. Schoolwork, studying effectively, working if you must, plus applying for scholarships. Students look for the "easy" scholarships, the one's that require hardly anything simply because they are lazy, too busy, or just not interested in applying themselves. It's the small, rare, and dare I say ESSAY scholarships that are important. The people providing the scholarship are interested in the background knowledge students have about their topic. They want to see the unique personality, creativity, and passion of a person's soul. Trust me, applying yourself to every subject diligently, working on retaining the information for the future, it can really help. I myself find the application process frustrating. Especially if I don't know much on the topic at hand. It takes time, patience, dedication, and a firm desire to see things through. Don't give up.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: See, I wouldn't know what it's like. I live 10 minutes away from the campus, with my family. I stay over at my friend's dorms every now and then, or we hang out there for awhile. From what I've seen, the housing is nice, pretty average. I visit the Juaris (I believe that's the correct name) dorms. They were recently built, and are supposed to be the best on campus. The single shower stall type in a 3 person dorm...Yeah, I'd say, you need just a little bit more space. The finances are rather expensive, what with it being a private school and all. A little too much for me, but from what I've seen, the lobby area of the dorm is always quiet, except for a rare couple of people here and there. The distance from the top of the hill to the Marian Hall is easily fixed with the buses. Personally, I walk whenever I stay over. It's acceptable over all.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Let's get one thing straight. We don't get legitimate four seasons here. Due to our location, the climate is only adaptable to crazy hot and nearly below freezing cold. Any sign of "snow" is rejected with hail crashing down in its place. During the regular school year, I find it a bit insufferable to go through classes when it's above the high 80's, and get irritable. My mood lightens up once I get in the building. The worst type of weather is the hot, sticky almost visible humid air that hits us during the daily fluctuating temperature in the "Winter" months of San Antonio. Students deal with the nuisance of changing their clothes quite often. It could be hot in the morning and cold at night. Or vice versa. It's hardly ever one consistent temperature throughout the day... except for HOT! You can count on that.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: No matter whether you're athletic, consistently working out, or just an average "every now and then" type of person, this gym provides excellent facilities. They Fitness Center (i.e. gym) is supplied with two work out rooms, one body building, and one cardio. It also has a separate stationary bicycle room for extreme bicyclist's, a tennis room, and a reasonable amount of space for basketball. I have been told the best technique to maintaining physically fit is using your body as the source of workout. Machines are great, yet that doesn't mean they are the best form of working out. The gym supplies reasonable amounts of equipment the students can use, but I feel there should be more natural working out equipment, rather than a bunch of machines.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: I find that the buses run at nearly all hours of the day. They are well-managed, always available, and the bus drivers give us great service. I often travel from the front of the campus to the hilltop dorms via the bus, with no problem. I believe they stop their services at 6pm. It's ideal considering it's getting dark, and the drivers have other matters to attend to. Over all, I can't find anything wrong with the transportation. Thank you!

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: the financial aid staff is more than willing to help with any little problem you have. they only want to see us succeed and don't want money to be a big issue so they do as much as they can to make it as smooth as possible.

4 College Freshman

Technology: i take my own computer everyday incase professors refer to something they posted online, or if i have down time i catch up on other work or watch movies

College Freshman

Campus Housing: i don't live on campus so i would not know about campus housing

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: they are always having some sort of function in the circle so it makes campus a little more up beat on those days.

3 College Freshman

Weather: when it rains you have to walk through the rain, but on nice days its an amazing walk to and from class, and on a hot day theres plenty of trees to provide shade that give a cool feeling through out the campus.

5 College Freshman

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

5 College Freshman

Local Area: located right by downtown so there always something you can find to do any day of the week.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: theres not really one dominant group on campus, its pretty diverse all around.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are a bunch of little restaurants down the street, pretty much walking distance including central market grocery store next door which had a variety of fresh hot and ready food to go or to eat while there.

College Freshman

Party Scene: i don't live on campus so i don't really know about the night life

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: not a lot that ive noticed

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: not a big part of campus life

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At University of the Incarnate Word

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!