Founded in 1881, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is a Catholic affiliated institution with it’s main campus in San Antonio, Texas. The city itself is one of the largest in the United States, and contains historical locations such as the Alamo and sporting attractions such as NBA team the San Antonio Spurs.
Academic study is divided between the College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and the schools of Education, Business, Mathematics, and Media. In the graduate field the The Dreeben School of Education offers three master's degrees, and a Doctor of Philosophy programme with three separate concentrations. There are also five schools dedication to courses in the health professions, working the nearby Medical Centre area of San Antonio. Since 2017, a School of Osteopathic Medicine has operated on UIW campus. Adult learning is available through online courses, and a school of professional studies.
The university offers a two day extended orientation period for freshman known as Cardinal Camp, giving students the chance to meet new people and learn about everyday life at UIW. There are also regular events for students at campus, and Hispanic Heritage Month will include such events as Salsa Showdown, Latina Festival, and a Mock Election.
Athletics teams are know as the Cardinals, and compete in the NCAA Division I. In total there are ten men’s sports programmes and eleven women’s, including synchronised swimming and volleyball.
Notable alumni include actor Ricardo Chavira, women’s rights activist Blanca Magrassi Scagno, news correspondent Linda Stouffer, and basketball player David Robinson. The motto of the university is ‘The Universe is Yours’.