About San Antonio

Texas takes up a lot of space, and surprisingly San Antonio is the state’s second largest city (pop. 1,469,845). It is the third fastest growing economy in the country, much of which comes from healthcare and science.



San Antonio Live/Play

Your Physical Therapy degree is roughly a three-year commitment. Rest easy knowing that San Antonio retains a lower than average cost of living.

UIW’s location puts you within easy reach of quality options for housing, recreation, arts and entertainment, dining, shopping and nightlife. The region offers 68 miles of urban hike and bike trails and over 11,000 acres of urban parks.

Popular local attractions include San Antonio Zoo, Fiesta, Riverwalk, Botanical Gardens, The Alamo and more.

Around Town

  • Annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Fiesta San Antonio celebrations attract visitors from around the world.
  • San Antonio enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 70 degrees.
  • San Antonio’s Riverwalk extends to the picturesque Pearl Brewery – a space filled with diverse culinary and cultural destinations.

San Antonio/Mother of Texas

San Antonio, lives in a hyphen between Mexican and American, it’s possible to observe multiple migrations of Europeans, Latinos, Asians and natives of this land. It is a place of nourishment. - Texas Monthly, May 2018

San Antonio named among Best Cities for the Arts by American Style Magazine.

Multilingual Melting Pot

Of the 24 million people in Texas 5 years or older, 65 percent speak only English at home. The rest speak more than 160 languages combined.