St. Ambrose University

2014 Quick Stats
518 W. Locust Street

Davenport, IA 52803-2898

Phone: (563) 333-6000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
rolling admission

More Information


U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

More About U.S. News Rankings


St. Ambrose University is a private institution that was founded in 1882. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,794, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 118 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Ambrose University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 30. Its tuition and fees are $26,740 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

St. Ambrose University - independent, diocesan, Catholic - enables its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically, and physically to enrich their own lives and the lives of others.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1882
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $105,247,246


When applying to St. Ambrose University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at St. Ambrose University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 73.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

More About Applying

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Ambrose University is 11:1, and the school has 66.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Ambrose University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 48%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 24%
Education 13%
Health Professions and Related Programs 13%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 10%
Psychology 10%

More About Academic Life

Student Life

St. Ambrose University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,794, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus. St. Ambrose University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,671
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

More About Student Life

Campus Info & Services

St. Ambrose University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. St. Ambrose University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Ambrose University, 46 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Ambrose University.

Students who have cars on campus 46%
Health insurance offered No

More About Campus Info & Services

Paying for School

At St. Ambrose University, 77.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,076.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $26,740 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,016 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

More About Paying for School

* Overview details based on 2012 data

College Rankings

Best Regional Universities - Narrow your search with the U.S. News rankings of Regional Universities, schools that offer undergrad programs and some master’s.

More College Rankings & Lists

National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Colleges, Best Values, more

U.S. News College Compass - My Fit

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Sign Up Now

Calculating this school's fit to see if it meets your personal preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

College Search

Advanced Search

Students Also Applied To

Rock Island, IL

Dubuque, IA

Now Hiring

Now Hiring Powered by After College



See more jobs »

Top College Resources

Looking at colleges? Find out what you need to know.

Studying in the United States
Finding the Right School
Paying for College
Applying to College

Follow U.S. News Education