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How Well Is University of the Incarnate Word Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of the Incarnate Word was awarded 43 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

UIW is ranked #1,308 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

UIW is also ranked #77 out of 136 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UIW?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of the Incarnate Word is 94%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into UIW is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to UIW submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 480 to 570 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 460 to 550 )
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800
UIW received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for University of the Incarnate Word  ( 17 to 23 )
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University of the Incarnate Word Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At UIW, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of the Incarnate Word is 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of the Incarnate Word

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of the Incarnate Word has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UIW have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100
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100

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University of the Incarnate Word Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,368 undergraduates at UIW with 4,093 being full-time and 1,275 being part-time.

How Much Does University of the Incarnate Word Cost?

The overall average net price of UIW is $24,784. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UIW

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,597 $23,053 $25,383 $27,366 $29,794

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UIW, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UIW, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $4,760 a year. That adds up to $19,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIW is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UIW Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UIW make around $46,500 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UIW students since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of the Incarnate Word

Located in San Antonio, Texas, University of the Incarnate Word is a private not-for-profit institution. San Antonio is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for UIW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-829-6000
Website: www.uiw.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uiwcardinals
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uiwcardinals

University of the Incarnate Word Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from University of the Incarnate Word. Of these students, 1,334 received undergraduate degrees and 895 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 206 $42,300
Nursing 91 $58,700
General Biology 79 $24,300
General Psychology 78 $30,500
Human Resource Management 57 $45,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 52 $33,100
Accounting 49 NA
Health Sciences & Services 44 NA
Marketing 42 NA
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 41 NA

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Online Learning at UIW

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 1,885 students took at least one online class at University of the Incarnate Word. This is a decrease from the 1,943 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,885 1,547
2017-2018 1,943 1,623
2016-2017 2,400 1,686
2015-2016 2,447 1,631
2013-2014 1,767 1,454

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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