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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  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 2,215 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the St. Ambrose acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Psychology, Nursing, and Marketing. Graduating 63% of students, St. Ambrose alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,800.
About St. Ambrose University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association
Address
518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803
Website
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St. Ambrose University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$24,940/ 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
$17,930/ 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
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,215Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
153
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
33%
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
    13%
  • Welcoming
    10%
  • Uninformed
    5%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Friendly, out going
    44%
  • 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
63%
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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When I first stepped on campus I felt like I was at home. The faculty is so welcoming and they make you feel like you are apart of the bee family. Davenport, IA has so much to do in a close vicinity. The walks on campus didn't take over 10 minutes to reach the other side of campus. Walking around on campus feels very safe during the day and at night. St. Ambrose is an extremely friendly environment, from the professors to athletic coaches. My experience at St. Ambrose has been positive and impactful every time I am on campus. I am so glad I chose St. Ambrose to further my career and cannot wait until I begin classes!
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A warm and welcoming environment where you can easily find new friends and participate in a multitude of activities and athletics. Housing is modern and spacious with an emphasis on community respect. Campus is ideal for easy access to classes, food, studying, and wellness. Located near downtown Davenport, Iowa and the quad cities, provides access to events, dining, and all the necessary amenities. St. Ambrose does place an emphasis on athletics and athletes make up about 75% of the undergraduate population. Though being a jesuit affiliated institution, zero participation in the church is welcomed. Class size is ideal for student / teacher interaction with the vast majority of classes seating around 30 students.
I LOVED my first experience with St. Ambrose. I came in as a new transfer student in the nursing program. The teachers are all very encouraging and I always felt like a part of their family. The program in itself is hard but definitely worth it. Classes are as small as 25 people and can even decrease as time goes on due to students leaving the program. I highly recommend this university for any new nursing students! They really prepare you to be the best nurse.