St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University
518 Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Year Founded: 1882
President: Amy C. Novak, EdD
Enrollment: Undergrad: 2,370 Graduate: 748
St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University, founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Diocese of Davenport, is independent, coeducational, and Catholic. It is recognized as a leading Midwestern university, consistently rated among the top universities in the region by major national ranking publications. Robust academic and co-curricular programs are offered in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, the health sciences, and increasingly in STEM fields. St. Ambrose has a strong reputation for personal attention. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12 to 1, and no classes are taught by graduate assistants. In addition to strong academics, students enjoy a dynamic campus that features some of the nicest residence halls in the Midwest, a wide range of varsity and intramural sports, and more than 80 student clubs and organizations.

Distinctive Facts & Features
  • More than 60 undergraduate majors, 16 masters, and three doctoral programs
  • New state-of-the-art 80,000 sq. ft. Wellness and Recreation Center with additional playing and practice fields
  • Recently launched the Institute for Person Centered Care -- the first in the Midwest 
  • Some of he finest residence halls of any university in the region
  • Study Abroad programs are offered in more than 40 countries
  • Annual economic impact of $200 million to the Quad Cities
  • SAU students volunteer more than 150,000 service hours to local projects and organizations
Student Profile
  • Coeducational since 1968 
  • Undergraduates: 1,327 female; 1,043 male 
  • Graduate Students: 518 female; 230 male
  • 16.79% of Undergraduate Students identify themselves as belonging to a Minority Group 
  • 12.17% of Graduate Students identify themselves as belonging to a Minority Group
Most Popular Majors
  • Nursing 
  • Exercise Science 
  • Engineering
  • Undergraduate tuition: $31,812         
Financial Aid Data
  • First-year students who received financial aid: 98%     
  • Average award per First-year student for all sources of financial aid: $19,056    
  • $30M in federal, state, institutional aid and scholarships 
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Average class size: 20
  • Full-time Faculty: 93%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/terminal Degree: 90%
  • 83% of students positively rated our Faculty 
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • 29 Varsity Intercollegiate Sports
  • Athletic Division: NAIA
  • 2016-17 Athletic Honor Roll: 2 National Championships, 9 National appearances, 1 Conference championship, 40 NAIA All-Americans, 64 Scholar-Athletes
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations: 80

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