The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is a private Catholic university located within the city of San Antonio and the town of Alamo Heights in the U.S. state of Texas.
The campus is located on 154 acres (0.6 km2) with notable campus extensions in the People's Republic of China also called "China Incarnate Word" and in Mexico called the "Centro Universitario Incarnate Word". The University has over 93 Sister schools around the World and its study abroad program is unmatched in the San Antonio area. One of the more popular programs is the John Cabot University study abroad program in Rome, Italy.
The University also operates an all-girls high school, Incarnate Word High School, as well as a co-educational high school, St. Anthony Catholic. It also operates two Elementary schools, St. Anthony's and St. Peter Prince of the Apostles, through its brainpower connection program.
Newly constructed buildings include the Pharmacy school and the "Hillside" dormitory, opened in fall of 2007. The Tom Benson Field House and Stadium, the Hillside II (later renamed Joeris) dormitory and the new Ancira Tower parking garage opened and were dedicated in fall of 2008. The remodeling of the Fine arts building, Administration building, and Construction of a new Student Center were completed in 2010. An Optometry School was opened in 2009. The school is in the Medical Center Area on Datapoint Drive,San Antonio.
The university has five campuses: The main campus in Midtown San Antonio, satellite campuses at the South Texas Medical Center and Goodyear, Arizona, UIW Mexico in Mexico City, and UIW China in Guangzhou. Incarnate Word also maintains an Adult Degree Completion Program at Rolling Oaks Mall on San Antonio's northeast side.
The university is rated among the Southwest's top liberal arts schools. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Incarnate Word 59th in its 2011 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities (West).
In 2010 the UIW Men's Swim team won 2nd Place at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Canton, Ohio. Conrado Chede won 1st Place in the 500 yards freestyle.UIW's synchronized swimming team placed in the 2006 U.S. Collegiate Championships.UIW men's and women's soccer teams continue to also be nationally recognized winning many of the Heartland Conference championships.
Currently, UIW is a member of Division II's Lone Star Conference. On August 2012, UIW accepted an invitation to move up to Division I as a member of the Southland Conference effective July 31, 2013, with football going Division I in 2014 due to previously scheduled commitments. UIW would be fully eligible for Division I championships for the 2017 season.