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Saint Ambrose University Overview

Saint Ambrose University is a private not-for-profit institution located 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?

612 Undergraduate Awards
$31,050 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at St. Ambrose University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from St. Ambrose University makes roughly $47,300 a year. This is 16% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average St. Ambrose University student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Saint Ambrose University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Ambrose University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#37 Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards St. Ambrose University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#108 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#108 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#171 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Saint Ambrose University?

Location of 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
Website: www.sau.edu

How Do I Get Into St. Ambrose University?

You can apply to St. Ambrose University online at: www.sau.edu/apply

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 required
TOEFL required

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

61% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 61%, St. Ambrose University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 64%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to St. Ambrose University submitted their SAT scores.St. Ambrose University received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Saint Ambrose University  ( 21 to 26 )
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ACT Math Scores for Saint Ambrose University  ( 19 to 26 )
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ACT Composite Scores for Saint Ambrose University  ( 21 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford Saint Ambrose University?

$31,050 Net Price
74% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Ambrose University is $31,050. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At St. Ambrose University, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $9,071 a year. That adds up to $36,284 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Ambrose University is 5.9%. 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

2,122 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,260 undergraduate students at St. Ambrose University, with 2,122 being full-time and 138 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  St. Ambrose University

There are also 708 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,122 full-time undergraduates at St. Ambrose University, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  St. Ambrose University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of St. Ambrose University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 31
Black or African American 98
Hispanic or Latino 184
White 1,573
International Students 86
Other Races/Ethnicities 150

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

93 Took All Classes Online
544 Took At Least One Class Online
936.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at St. Ambrose University. In 2017-2018, 544 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.

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This school is the 21st most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of St. Ambrose University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Ambrose University was 936.2%. This is the #90 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Ambrose University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of St. Ambrose University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at St. Ambrose University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at St. Ambrose University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education Grade Specific #5
Educational Administration #7
Education #14
Criminal Justice & Corrections #16
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #17
Business Administration & Management #26
Business, Management & Marketing #33

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%.

Saint Ambrose University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 20 0 75 2 97
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 5 34 35 74
Nursing 73 0 0 0 73
General Psychology 62 0 0 0 62
Health & Physical Education 56 0 0 0 56
Marketing 46 0 0 0 46
Accounting 29 0 12 0 41
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32 0 7 0 39
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 35 0 0 0 35
Communication Sciences 0 0 31 0 31
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11 0 20 0 31
Allied Health Professions 0 0 30 0 30
General Biology 29 0 0 0 29
Social Work 0 0 26 0 26
Industrial Engineering 22 0 0 0 22
Educational Administration 0 0 18 0 18
Information Technology 9 0 7 0 16
Finance & Financial Management 13 0 0 0 13
Mechanical Engineering 13 0 0 0 13
Communication & Media Studies 12 0 0 0 12
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 10 0 10
General Sales & Marketing 10 0 0 0 10
Computer Science 10 0 0 0 10
Teacher Education Subject Specific 10 0 0 0 10
General English Literature 10 0 0 0 10
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 10 0 0 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 10 0 0 0 10
Sociology 9 0 0 0 9
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 8 0 0 0 8
Other Business, Management & Marketing 6 0 0 0 6
Computer Systems Analysis 6 0 0 0 6
History 6 0 0 0 6
Mathematics 6 0 0 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Political Science & Government 6 0 0 0 6
Journalism 5 0 0 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 4 0 0 0 4
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 3 0 0 0 3
Philosophy 3 0 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 0 0 3
International Business 2 0 0 0 2
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 2 0 0 0 2
Writing Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Area Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Economics 2 0 0 0 2
Theological & Ministerial Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Romance Languages 1 0 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 612 5 270 37 924

References

*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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