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- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB+
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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science61 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems42 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies34 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching32 Graduates
Elementary Education26 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
St. Ambrose University Reviews
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.
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.