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University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word


Welcome to the University of the Incarnate Word

Why UIW?

Simple. We meet you where you are. We help you gain a world of confidence. We believe in where you are going.

It helps to get your start in San Antonio, the third fastest growing economy in the U.S. You'll find many good job opportunities here - in health care, education, aerospace, bio-research, renewable energy, 3D animation and game design and other programs in leading career fields.


With over 135 years of tradition, the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas is committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God. UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth largest private university in Texas. With a beautiful main campus in San Antonio, UIW has locations throughout the city, and South and Central Texas as well as two campuses in Mexico and a European Study Center in Strasbourg, France. UIW was founded by and is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

UIW is committed to shaping good minds of strong character that will expand our world. At the core of UIW’s Mission is a commitment to social justice and community service. With a curriculum designed to broaden student’s understanding of the needs of the world, men and women learn to become concerned and enlightened citizens, using their skills for a meaningful impact within the local and global community. Through programs offered at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels through 11 schools and colleges, students can positively influence countless industries and fields of study.

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution and Yellow Ribbon School, UIW proudly welcomes students of all backgrounds and supports them throughout their academic journeys.

UIW is the only Catholic NCAA Division 1 athletics program in the South, and counts 14 sports and 23 men’s and women’s teams. As a proud member of the Southland Conference, UIW teams model ethical sportsmanship and exemplary athleticism.

Our richness of tradition, strong bonds and storied history have given rise to a proud alumni base of more than 40,000 men and women across the world. Graduates go on to live the UIW Mission in their field, displaying exemplary work in arts, civic service and professional accomplishments.


Campus Features

The Capstone Experience

HEB School of Business & Administration students share their skills with real-world businesses before graduation.

As part of the business curriculum, MBA students are required to take a capstone course. These courses are referred to as a “capstone” because they are one of the final pieces in a student’s degree and a culmination of their program education. The capstone course asks students to harness all the knowledge and skills gained from their other courses and apply them to real-world scenarios through a capstone project.

Capstone course projects draw upon the wealth of student knowledge and business education to help businesses and organizations address challenges. Students also benefit greatly from the project experience and complete the course more prepared to enter the workforce because the capstone course offered them the opportunity to meet with organizational decision makers, understand organizational structures, analyze business process, identify business challenges, improve presentation skills, and develop key contacts to grow professinal networks.

Bonilla Science Hall

Renovated and reopened in 2006 with state-of-the-art equipment, the Bonilla Science Hall (BSH) houses the departments of Engineering, Mathematics, Nutrition, Atmospheric Science (Meteorology), and Physics at the Broadway campus. The BSH contains classrooms and modern labs for fluid mechanics, materials engineering, electronics, meteorology (broadcast and operational), nutrition health, mechanics, and elementary school education. A math tutoring center is located on the third floor with a tutor on standby for students in need of math or statistic course assistance or requiring computer access. Also located on the second floor (BSH 216) is an 18-station computer lab that offers updated software for classes and private research.

Faculty have offices near their classrooms to allow for easy and open interaction between professors and students. Students are encouraged to utilize the study tables, writing boards, and mini textbook libraries in the faculty office area of the BSH. Multi-purpose meeting rooms equipped with A/V technology are available to faculty, staff, and students on the second floor.

Solar House

The University of the Incarnate Word’s Solar House is designed and used by the UIW Department of Engineering. The solar array in the house provides electricity for it year-round. The house counts with energy-efficient features, such as its Sun Power PV Panels. It also has recycled features like its ECO recycled glass countertops and its Trex decking (made from recycled milk bottles). Among other sustainable features, the house has cork flooring and Parawood (rubber tree) cabinets. It has water efficiency with its low-flow plumbing fixtures and a dual flush toilet. In addition, it has indoor air quality thanks to its green glass fiberglass-faced interior board (temple-inland), which is mold and mildew resistant. It produces more clean energy than is needed to operate the building.

The Solar House is ADA compliant, and it has Platinum LEED certification by USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Senior design students utilize this space for research and planning. It serves as a visitor’s center, outreach facility, and as an inspiration for technical innovation to students and the community.

    Scholarships and Funding


    • San Antonio

      4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas, 78209, San Antonio