Tuition & Fees

$30,016

$30,016

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
59%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,814
Declined + 1,612
Total Received 4,426
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Private (nonprofit)

2,398

undergraduate students

780

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Allied Health Professionals
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6617
ACT 1352

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School Facts

St. Ambrose University, founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Diocese of Davenport, is independent, coeducational, and Catholic. St. Ambrose University is located 180 miles west of Chicago in Davenport, Iowa. It is an enclosed campus nestled in the center of the city of Davenport.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,178
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Davenport, IA

118-acre campus in Davenport (population: 102,448), 180 miles from Chicago. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Moline, IL (9 miles); train serves Galesburg, IL (90 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

St. Ambrose University
518 West Locust Street
Davenport, IA 52803-2898

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
59%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,814
Declined + 1,612
Total Received 4,426

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

John Cooper
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 383-2627
F: 563 333-6038
admit@sau.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,719,372
State $1,965,010
Institutional $19,956,933
Other external $1,002,832
Total $25,644,147

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $5,727,016
Other external $13,141
Total $5,740,157

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC), Mid-States Football Association (MSFA), Mid-American Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC), Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference (GRLC)
Mascot
Fighting Bees
School colors
blue, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art Education
Art History
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biology
Book Arts
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Childhood Education
Computer Network Administration
Computer Network Investigations
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Exercise Science
Finance
Forensic Psychology
French
Graphic Design
Healthcare
History
Human Performance/Fitness
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology Management
International Business
International Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Multimedia Journalism
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Painting
Pastoral Theology
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Radio/Television
Sales
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Language Pathology
Sports Management
Strategic Communication/Writing
Theatre
Theology
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

75%

2,398
students

Female
57%
1,373

Male
43%
1,025

Graduate

25%

780
students

Female
67%
522

Male
33%
258

undergraduateFull-time

91%

2,188
students

Female
57%
1,237

Male
43%
951

undergraduatePart-time

9%

210
students

Female
65%
136

Male
35%
74

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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