Resources › For Students and Parents St. Ambrose University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Ambrose Hall at St. Ambrose University. Farragutful / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 06, 2017 St. Ambrose University Admissions Overview: Students applying to St. Ambrose can apply through the school's application, or with the Common Application. Prospective students will also need to submit official high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. In 2016, the school had an acceptance rate of 64%; admissions are not highly selective, and most students with a "B" average or better and standardized test scores that are at least average will have a good chance of being admitted. Admissions Data (2016): St. Ambrose University Acceptance Rate: 64%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -SAT score comparison for Iowa collegesACT Composite: 20 / 25ACT English: 19 / 25ACT Math: 19 / 25What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for Iowa colleges St. Ambrose University Description: Established in 1882 as a seminary and school of commerce for young men, St. Ambrose is now a private, coeducational Roman Catholic university offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Among the school's 70+ majors, business and health fields are among the most popular. Academics are supported by an 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. The school's main campus is located in a residential neighborhood of Davenport, Iowa, and St. Ambrose offers study abroad programs in over 30 countries. The college has better residence halls than most, and student life is active with over 50 clubs and organizations. In athletics, the St. Ambrose Fighting Bees and Queen Bees compete in the NAIA Midwest Collegiate Conference for most sports. The college fields eleven men's and eleven women's sports. Enrollment (2015): Total Enrollment: 3,184 (2,404 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female91% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $29,150Books: $1,200 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,869Other Expenses: $3,284Total Cost: $43,503 St. Ambrose University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 72%Average Amount of AidGrants: $17,665Loans: $8,541 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Management Science, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%Transfer Out Rate: 31%4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%6-Year Graduation Rate: 63% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Baseball, Bowling, Football, Lacrosse, Golf, Soccer, Track, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, BasketballWomen's Sports: Softball, Track, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Bowling, Dance, Golf, Cross Country, Cheerleading Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like St. Ambrose University, You May Also Like These Schools: Bradley University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIllinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIowa State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLewis University: Profile Monmouth College: Profile Wartburg College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCarroll University: Profile Eastern Illinois University: Profile University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphClarke University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Iowa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDrake University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph St. Ambrose University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.sau.edu/About_SAU.html "St. Ambrose University — independent, diocesan, and Catholic — enables its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically and physically to enrich their own lives and the lives of others."