St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

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What does a "great education" really mean?

At St. Ambrose University, a great education means getting experience in something you’re really passionate about. It means living what you’re learning and loving what you’re doing. We offer more than 60 majors—a huge number for a student-centered school like ours—and let you mix majors, minors, and electives to match your interests. And our 11:1 student-faculty ratio means you’ll get lots of individual attention from your professors. 

The chance to do something exciting and meaningful—to be part of something “big”—is hard to miss at St. Ambrose. Building community fellowship is an important part of our Catholic tradition, and Campus Ministry is here to provide opportunities for retreats and interfaith activities.

With more than 50 student organizations, it’s easy to find other people doing what you want to do. And the satisfaction that comes from making a difference is something almost every Ambrose student knows well, with lots of opportunities for volunteering and community service.

You’re bound to make great friends here. In no time, you’ll be busy hanging out with your suitemates or checking out all the Quad Cities have to offer, like terrific restaurants, shopping, sports, and concerts. And then there’s your home away from home. Our residence halls are known as some of the best college housing in the region, with many featuring large rooms with cable TV, high-speed Internet access, kitchens, housekeeping services, and even private bathrooms.

No question, you’ll make it in the real world with an Ambrose education. It starts with our great academic success programs, from free tutoring in every subject to one-on-one career counseling. Success out there starts with succeeding here, and we go out of our way to make sure that both can happen for you.

St. Ambrose is one of the best private education values going. We keep costs reasonable and provide generous scholarships and grants in many areas such as academics, athletics, and fine arts, including need-based aid through institutional funds, federal grants, Iowa Tuition Grants, and student loans. 

Nothing makes the case for St. Ambrose like a campus visit. We’ll take you on a tour, answer your questions, and arrange for you to sit in on a class or two so you can talk with students and professors. If you’re ready to take the next step toward a great education and an unforgettable college experience, our admission counselors would love to talk with you. Or apply online now and we’ll waive the application fee. 



Ranked #19 among “Best Colleges for Veterans” | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked #33 among schools for “Best Value” | U.S. News & World Report


Named one of the “Best in the Midwest” colleges | The Princeton Review


Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program ranked #5 among the best DBA programs |

Service at St. Ambrose

 "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me."

— Matthew 25: 35-36

Service at St. Ambrose University is grounded in the richness of the Catholic faith. In the life and model of Jesus Christ, we work to serve others because He served. We learn from the tradition and history of the Catholic Church, which inspires us to serve others and work for justice in our world. The Catholic Social Tradition forms our service in light of our faith and provides us with principles and teaching to help guide us to make a difference in the lives of others and in our world.

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