FOR MORE THAN 140 years, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has paved the way for students to reach their academic dreams. It consistently ranks among the top schools for veterans and is first in the nation among faith-based universities granting bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students.
UIW was founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The largest Catholic university in Texas with more than 10,000 students, UIW’s eleven schools, colleges, and health professions offerings have more than ninety undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations, and more than twenty graduate and doctoral programs.
UIW’s mission is educating men and women to become concerned and enlightened global citizens. Students study abroad through more than 140 sister schools around the world, two campuses in Mexico, UIW-Strasbourg in France, and many faculty-led programs.
UIW’s five health professions schools attract talented, diverse faculty and students in pharmacy, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, and physical therapy.
UIW’s 23 teams play across fourteen different sports in NCAA Division I’s Southland Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. More than ninety student organizations make for an active campus life built on a foundation of faith and service. UIW is proud to be a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.