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Saint Ambrose University Overview

Saint Ambrose University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Davenport, Iowa. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Saint Ambrose University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$32,160 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at St. Ambrose University is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at St. Ambrose University is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from St. Ambrose University with a bachelor's degree make about $57,818 a year. That's 42% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from St. Ambrose University to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Saint Ambrose University?


Contact details for St. Ambrose University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA 52803-2898
Phone: 563-333-6000

How Do I Get Into St. Ambrose University?

You can apply to St. Ambrose University online at:

Admission Requirements for St. Ambrose University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Ambrose University?

72% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores
St. Ambrose University has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 21% of students accepted to St. Ambrose University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Ambrose University  ( 510 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Ambrose University  ( 520 to 600 )
St. Ambrose University received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Saint Ambrose University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Saint Ambrose University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Saint Ambrose University  ( 20 to 27 )

Can I Afford Saint Ambrose University?

$32,160 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Ambrose University is $32,160. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At St. Ambrose University, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,692 a year. That adds up to $34,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Ambrose University is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Ambrose University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,121 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,228 undergraduate students at St. Ambrose University, with 2,121 being full-time and 107 being part-time.


There are also 685 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,121 full-time undergraduates at St. Ambrose University, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Ambrose University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 115
Hispanic or Latino 206
White 1,548
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 151

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Ambrose University. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at St. Ambrose University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Saint Ambrose University

163 Took All Classes Online
872 Took At Least One Class Online
99.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 872 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Ambrose University has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of St. Ambrose University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Ambrose University was 99.0%. This is the #415 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Ambrose University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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