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Chances of getting into University of the Incarnate Word

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
93.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of the Incarnate Word
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UIW and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #68 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,902 out of 6,294 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 69 percent. University of the Incarnate Word typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

UIW SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1060

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 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #36 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of the Incarnate Word admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >96%
1055 to 1160 Avg + 94%-96%
950 to 1055 Avg - 90%-94%
845 to 950 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 845 Low <84%
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UIW ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
14%
ACT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 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. The school ranks #40 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of the Incarnate Word.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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%
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UIW GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into University of the Incarnate Word?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UIW. 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. The school ranks #26 in Texas for highest average GPA. 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.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of the Incarnate Word students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of the Incarnate Word admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,146 2,148 6,294
Accepted 3,919 1,983 5,902
Acceptance Rate 95% 92% 94%
Enrolled 640 372 1,012
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
103

Applicants have 103 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of the Incarnate Word and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of the Incarnate Word prefer SAT or ACT?

83% of students submit their SAT scores to UIW. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of the Incarnate Word?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to UIW. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of the Incarnate Word?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1160. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of the Incarnate Word?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 14% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.