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Located in Davenport, Iowa, Saint Ambrose University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

73 Undergraduate Degrees
$31,050 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
61% Acceptance Rate

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

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 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
St. Ambrose University has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

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

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.


This school is the 7th 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 #47 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%.

Saint Ambrose University Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 73 73
Nursing Administration 0 0
TOTAL 73 73


*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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