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University of the Incarnate Word

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The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is a private Roman Catholic university in San Antonio, Texas. As of 2004, it was the largest Catholic university and the fifth largest private university in the state of Texas.


UIW was founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, who came to San Antonio in 1869 to assist with treating a cholera outbreak. The order follows the Augustinian rule. The institution began as the Incarnate Word School in 1881 and was originally chartered as a college for women. It became fully coeducational in 1971. The University first became accredited 1925 and its accreditation was reaffirmed in 2005 by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.<ref></ref>


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This page was last modified 18:25, 1 July 2006 by dKosopedia user Powerofpie. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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