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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
St. Ambrose is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Davenport, Iowa in the Quad Cities Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,140 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the St. Ambrose acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 67% of students, St. Ambrose alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,800.
518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association

St. Ambrose University Rankings

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St. Ambrose Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1190
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$25,562/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,819/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,140Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
169
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Friendly
    50%
  • Athlete or Nerd
    18%
  • Athletes, nerds, friendly
    15%
  • Welcoming
    10%
  • Uninformed
    5%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Friendly, out going
    45%
  • Family Atmoshpere
    30%
  • Home away from home
    14%
  • Cliquey
    7%
  • Unsafe
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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I am an Education major and St Ambrose had me already observing a classroom by my second semester! The professors are very understanding and try to connect with each student by engaging them differently in each class. With the virus uprising, the education/learning was difficult in the beginning, but the professors were understanding and kept the students up to date about the changes to the syllabus and requirements for the classes. The teachers are/were extremely flexible throughout the year but held the students accountable for their work. Overall, I was held accountable and responsible in earning my grade, but the teachers are understanding and had very useful methods in teaching.
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St Ambrose University is a well wounded school. There are many outlets for getting involved, along with being supported. Although my first year at this college ended early I felt the communication through this pandemic and other situations throughout the year was handled very well for the amount of information that was needed to be sent out. Personally, I am a college athlete and was worried about juggling the grades with the sport, but the swim coach was always "grades first". Being my first year on campus I was able to get involved by becoming a part of the Dance Marathon committee. As like other colleges there were a couple of flaws within the year, but it was never directly because of the campus. My difficult times in the year were mainly mental based and was my personal challenges that put a small damper on my visit. Overall, I was planning on visiting home around ten times throughout the school year and I ended up only going about two times. I never wanted to leave campus!
I will be a freshman at St. Ambrose University in the Fall of 2020. May experience with SAU has been great! I really enjoyed my in-person campus visit with their baseball coach. After visiting SAU campus with the coach, I knew SAU was the right college for me. SAU has a beautiful campus. Everyone at SAU was so nice and welcoming. Izzy was my admissions rep. and she is so nice and helpful. I feel comfortable asking her or anyone at SAU any question. SAU has been a great positive experience for me.