Chances of getting into University of the Incarnate Word

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of the Incarnate Word
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UIW and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #60 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,304 out of 4,894 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 19% 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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UIW SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1140
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 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

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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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #42 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. 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
1140 and Above Good >93%
1045 to 1140 Avg + 88%-93%
950 to 1045 Avg - 81%-88%
855 to 950 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 855 Low <72%
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UIW ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
14%
ACT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for University of the Incarnate Word
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #51 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 14 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
22 and Above Good >93%
19 to 22 Avg + 88%-93%
17 to 19 Avg - 83%-88%
15 to 17 Reach 76%-83%
Less than 15 Low <76%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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 88% 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

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 3,215 1,679 4,894
Accepted 2,871 1,433 4,304
Acceptance Rate 89% 85% 88%
Enrolled 515 307 822
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 21% 19%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

88% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1140. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 14% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.