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.
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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.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science52 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems50 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies25 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching25 Graduates
Elementary Education24 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
St. Ambrose University Reviews
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!
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.