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University of the Incarnate Word: Narrative Description


4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209-6397
Tel: (210)829-6000
Free: 800-749-WORD
Admissions: (210)829-6005
Fax: (210)829-3921
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1881. Setting: 200-acre urban campus. Endowment: $29.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $177,768. Educational spending 2003-04: $5833 per student. Total enrollment: 4,800. Faculty: 389 (148 full-time, 241 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,912 applied, 76% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 2,294 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 1,728 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 23 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 54% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 35% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; liberal arts/general studies; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio, St. Mary's University of San Antonio, Oblate School of Theology. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. One-time mandatory fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $23,306 includes full-time tuition ($16,500), mandatory fees ($572), and college room and board ($6234). College room only: $3750. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $525 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $270 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Business Club, Red Alert Dance Team, cheerleading, Black Student Association. Major annual events: Golden Harvest Food Drive, Light the Way, First Francis Sport Pep Rally. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 800 college housing spaces available; 654 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library plus 1 other with 257,651 books, 273,017 microform titles, 19,100 serials, 12,457 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See San Antonio College.

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