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UIW Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

93.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of the Incarnate Word
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into UIW? The school has a 94% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,894 out of 4,149 applicants were admitted making University of the Incarnate Word an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. University of the Incarnate Word typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1020-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Estimated Average SAT 1110
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of the Incarnate Word?

University of the Incarnate Word typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of the Incarnate Word admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >96%
1105 to 1190 Avg + 94%-96%
1020 to 1105 Avg - 90%-94%
935 to 1020 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 935 Low <84%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
37%
ACT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Estimated Average ACT 20
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UIW?

Admission data indicates that UIW regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of the Incarnate Word.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of the Incarnate Word admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >96%
20 to 23 Avg + 94%-96%
17 to 20 Avg - 90%-94%
14 to 17 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 14 Low <84%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.48
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of the Incarnate Word. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of the Incarnate Word was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UIW accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of the Incarnate Word students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

71% of University of the Incarnate Word freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of the Incarnate Word students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 71%
Bottom 50% of class 29%
Bottom 25% of class 9%

Admission Statistics

University of the Incarnate Word admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,682 1,467 4,149
Accepted 2,548 1,346 3,894
Acceptance Rate 95% 92% 94%
Enrolled 511 297 808
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of the Incarnate Word and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of the Incarnate Word Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of the Incarnate Word
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225627 IPEDS survey data for University of the Incarnate Word.