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Incarnate Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Incarnate, the application fee costs $20. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to Incarnate?

University of the Incarnate Word does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of the Incarnate Word

Getting into Incarnate is slightly difficult. Incarnate evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Incarnate **accepted 97% of students, around 6,645 of the 6,879 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Incarnate, MIN

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Incarnate Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Incarnate

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Incarnate 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Incarnate must submit the following items. Double check with Incarnate's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Incarnate?

Students admitted to Incarnate have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 82% submitted a class rank. At Incarnate 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of the Incarnate Word, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 82%
3.75 and 3.99 26%
3.50 and 3.74 26%
3.25 and 3.49 18%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 5%
2.00 and 2.49 2%
Incarnate does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Incarnate is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 88% of Incarnate's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Incarnate?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Incarnate students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Incarnate students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Incarnate?

To be most competitive at Incarnate, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Incarnate's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Incarnate students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to University of the Incarnate Word

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Incarnate.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Incarnate during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Incarnate Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Incarnate?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Incarnate.

Does Incarnate accept transfer credits?

Incarnate accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Incarnate accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Incarnate accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Incarnate does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to Incarnate?

No, Incarnate is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Incarnate Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

97%

How hard is it to get into Incarnate? Incarnate is a less selective institution. The Incarnate acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

17 to 23

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Incarnate is 19. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Incarnate. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Incarnate SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

470 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

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Incarnate GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.56

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Incarnate, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,917

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

97%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,800

Out-of-State

$31,800

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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