University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

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University of the Incarnate Word can be found in San Antonio, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UIW has an enrollment of about 7,500 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 870 (25th percentile) to 1060 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 18 (25th percentile) to 23 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to UIW. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UIW average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 93% with 28% of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UIW Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of the Incarnate Word was reported as 93.1% in Fall 2013 with over 4,060 college applications submitted to University of the Incarnate Word. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UIW ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • UIW Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into University of the Incarnate Word?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UIW is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UIW has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 65.7%
  • 2010-2011: 67.9%
  • 2011-2012: 94.6%
  • 2012-2013: 94.1%
  • 2013-2014: 93.1%
  • Projected UIW Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 88.7%

How Does UIW Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of the Incarnate Word is sixty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trinity University63.9%
Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio65.6%
St. Mary's University58.2%
Texas Lutheran University50.9%
Schreiner University92.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UIW (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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