United States
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio International Airport
School type:
Admissions level:
  • Undergraduate - Direct
  • Graduate - Direct
Rankings & Recognition:

#296 National Universities

(US News & World Report 2024)

#183 Best Nursing Program

(US News & World Report 2024)

#108 Best Pharmacy Program

(US News & World Report 2023)

#61 Best Health Care Management Program

(US News & World Report 2023)

Key facts:
  • The largest Catholic university in Texas and the 4th largest private university in Texas
  • 7,900 students from 70 nations
  • $150 million in financial aid awarded annually
  • Athletics teams, known as the Cardinals, compete in the NCAA Division I
  • UIW Career Services Center offers mock interviews, career fairs, resume workshops and networking opportunities
  • Uloop Job Posting platform - where students can search for full-time, part-time jobs and internships
  • In 2020, recruiters reported paying out $115,000 median salaries to UIW’s top MBA graduates
  • Opportunities from San Antonio City:

#Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs (Entrepreneur Magazine)

#11 Best City for Young Grads (Forbes)

#Top 15 Places to live in the U.S (U.S. News & World Report)

#Top 100 Cities in the World (World's Best Cities Report)

Why this school?


The University of Incarnate Word (UIW) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the metropolis of San Antonio, Texas, offering various programs from bachelor, master’s, to doctorate degrees ưith over 135 years of tradition. With international students making up 25% of enrollment, and representing 70 countries, UIW students learn about other cultures from their classmates amid daily interactions in class, in cultural celebrations on campus and through shared experiences.

Countless research opportunities that UIW students are offered at the university labs including:

  • The Autonomous Vehicle Systems (AVS) Lab is undertaking ongoing research in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). 
  • The Acosta Lab utilizes an annelid model system, Lumbriculus variegatus, to study wound healing and regeneration within the central nervous system (CNS). 
  • The Ford research laboratory explores mechanisms involved in kidney cell injury in diabetic nephropathy with an emphasis on oxidative stress due to the production of damaging compounds called oxygen radicals. 
  • Research of the Department of Biology’s laboratory is focused on the investigation of environmental interactions of mixed microbial communities and their potential use of their metabolic activities and products in the promotion of human health.

UIW students bring ideas to life - whether they are testing and launching drones in UWI Autonomous Vehicle Systems Lab, anticipating trends in the Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management, storyboarding at the 3D Animation & Game Design lab or recording music in the university’s state-of-the-art studio.

UIW gives students the support, resources, and guidance to become who they want to be and connect theory to practice through internships and real-world experiences. UIW Career Services center offers mock interviews, career fairs, resume workshops and networking opportunities. UIW’s Uloop Job Posting platform provides students with a variety of full-time, part-time jobs and internships in various fields. The motto of the university is ‘The Universe is Yours’.



  • Freshman: $7,000 - $20,000/year (Renewable)
  • Transfer:    $13,000 - $17,000/year (Renewable)

Graduate: Not available


Tuition & Fees:

  • Undergraduate: $39,185/year
  • Graduate: $18,175 - $24,745/year

Room & Board: $14,296/year

Entry requirements




GPA 3.0+ 

GPA 2.5-3.0+

Transcript evaluation

Freshman: No - Transfer: Yes


English proficiency

IELTS 6.5+/ TOEFL 79+

IELTS 6.5+/TOEFL 83+

Standardized test:

  • Undergraduate: SAT/ACT
  • Graduate: GMAT/GRE


Varies by program (Waiver available).

For details, please see

Graduate Admissions - Requirements 1

Graduate Admissions - Requirements 2

Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.


Varies by program.

For details, please see

Graduate Admissions - Requirements 1

Graduate Admissions - Requirements 2




Personal statement



Recommendation letter



Application fee






  • Business: Business Administration, Human Resources, Fashion Management, Interior Merchandising and Management.
  • Arts & Design: 3D Animation and Game Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Communication Arts, Music, Photography, Theatre Arts.
  • Engineering & Technology: Electrical, Management, Mechanical, Mechatronics.
  • Computing: Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security Systems, Data Science.
  • Health & Human Services: Health Sciences, Nuclear Medicine Science, Nursing, Vision Science, Nutrition, Kinesiology.
  • Social Sciences & Education: Psychology, International Affairs.


  • Business: MBA, Accounting, Administration, Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport Management.
  • Sciences: Data Science, Biomedical Science, Vision Science.
  • Health & Human Services: Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kinesiology,  Nutrition.
  • Social Sciences & Education: Communication Arts, Education.
Application deadlines

Fall & Spring intake: Rolling admissions

San Antonio is the 7th largest city and the 3rd fastest growing economy in the U.S. This vibrant city is the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: Valero Energy, USAA, iHeartMedia, and NuStar Energy. Growing industries in San Antonio include healthcare, education, aerospace, bio-research, renewable energy, 3D animation and visual effects. Being home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the U.S makes San Antonio a safe city for international students.