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University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

About Incarnate

University of the Incarnate Word Overview

University of the Incarnate Word is a private, religious school in the urban setting of San Antonio, Texas. Incarnate was founded in 1881 and the school presently has around 7,682 students a year, which includes 4,846 undergrads. Incarnate ensures housing for up to 1,136 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

Student Activities at Incarnate

Are you interested in music or performing? At Incarnate you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Incarnate students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Incarnate has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Incarnate has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Incarnate on the Student Life page.

2022 Incarnate Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 35%
Tuition $32,440
Percent of Need Met 61%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $24,916

Is Incarnate a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Incarnate offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of the Incarnate Word

Incarnate is not difficult to get into. Around 94% of applicants get into Incarnate each year. Out of 9,040 applications received in 2022, 8,520 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Incarnate

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 74% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Incarnateare still enrolled their sophomore year. 57% of Incarnate undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Incarnate Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Incarnate by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Incarnate directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Incarnate

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Incarnate meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Incarnate full-time are awarded $24,916 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,532 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Incarnate.

Based on this information, how does Incarnate sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Incarnate a good school for you?

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Where is Incarnate?

Incarnate is located in the city of San Antonio, Texas, less than an hour from San Antonio.

If you would like to see Incarnate for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 35, 37, and 10 to San Antonio, or book a flight to the nearest airport, San Antonio International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Incarnate and San Antonio are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4301 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209-6397

Campus Setting: Urban

Incarnate Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Incarnate is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Incarnate is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Incarnate ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Incarnate SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

455 - 570


Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Incarnate is like? There are approximately 7,508 students enrolled at Incarnate, including 4,846 undergraduate students and 2,662 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from TX and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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