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St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

At A Glance

Main Address

518 W Locust St

Davenport, IA 52803-2829

www.sau.edu

Admission Office

518 West Locust Street

Davenport, IA 52803-2898

(563) 333-6300

Fax : (563) 333-6038

admit@sau.edu

Contact : Allison Conklin

Associate Director of First Year Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Roman Catholic Church

College Board Code: 6617

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 64.0%

Total undergraduates : 2,260

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 477

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 75.0%

Average financial aid package : $25,603.00

In-State Tuition : $32,758.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $32,758.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

At St. Ambrose University, transformation begins with empowerment. Through an education infused with intentional, holistic compassion and care, we provide students with the abundance of resources and confidence they need to become world-shapers in any and every field. As one community, we inspire those around us through remarkable acts of service and selflessness, enriching lives wherever and however we can. As one family, we knock down barriers and open doors widely, inviting all people, from all backgrounds, to join us and walk alongside us. In all that we do, we seek to better ourselves in order to more meaningfully invest in the well-being and growth of our campus, our neighbors, and our world.

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Oct 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : Aug 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 16

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 11 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 64.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 76.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 27.0%
Health Professions : 12.0%
Psychology : 12.0%
Parks And Recreation : 9.0%
Education : 7.0%
Engineering : 6.0%
Biology : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology M
Neuroscience B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B D M
Finance, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Management Science B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Organizational Leadership M
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Public Relations/Image Management B
Radio and Television B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst B
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance B
Network and System Administration/Administrator M

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
History Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B

Engineering
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Occupational Therapy/Therapist D
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Physician Assistant M
Public Health, General M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist M

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Forensic Psychology B
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B M

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Cinematography and Film/Video Production B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Graphic Design B
Music, General B
Painting B
Printmaking B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

400 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : transmission electron microscope, cable television channel, observatory, national prairie garden, radio station, cadavor labs, wellness center, and sports dome

Geographic Location : 168 miles from Des Moines, 175 miles from Chicago, IL.

Small City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 2,260

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 477

Degree-seeking undergrads : 2,248

Graduate enrollment : 708

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 34.0%

Out of state students : 66.0%

Part Time students : 6.0%

Percentage of males : 45.0%

Percentage of females : 55.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 5.0%

Asian : 1.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 9.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 73.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 4.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : All campus buildings smoke-free.

Student Newspaper : The Buzz

Student Newspaper URL : http://sauthebuzz.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 95.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 69.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $250.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Fighting Bees

Sport Member : NAIA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Club

Intramural

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Chaplain/spiritual director

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Bowling

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Racquetball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Other Sports : Fishing, Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Kendo


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Total applicants : 4,877

Admitted : 3,745

Enrolled : 475

Less selective 77.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Interview

Racial/Ethnic Status

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Students who graduated from high school 5+ years ago do not have to supply ACT or SAT scores.

A note from the college

2.5 GPA and 20 ACT/950 SAT or 18-19 ACT/870-950 SAT and rank in top half of class required.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 30.0%

Top Quarter : 57.0%

Top Half : 84.0%

Bottom Half : 16.0%

Bottom Quarter : 3.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 21.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 13.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 12.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 17.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 8.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 20.0%

500 - 599 : 53.0%

400 - 499 : 25.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 24.0%

500 - 599 : 59.0%

400 - 499 : 15.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 34.0%

18 - 23 : 55.0%

12 - 17 : 6.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 38.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 19.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 32.0%

18 - 23 : 44.0%

12 - 17 : 16.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

From the college: St. Ambrose University recognizes most of the subject examinations of the AP Examination Program of the College Board. Students who have participated in an Advanced Placement program while in high school may be eligible to receive credit based on performance in the AP exams.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

1

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

2

Science Lab

0

2

Social Studies

0

1

Foreign Language

0

1

Academic Electives

0

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 47.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 69.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

580 - 680

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

490 - 590

ACT Composite

20 - 25


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

46

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

49

3

Biology

56

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

47

8

Chemistry

48

4

College Algebra

50

3

English Literature

46

6

French I

39

6

French II

45

6

German I

40

6

German II

48

6

History of United States I

46

3

History of United States II

46

3

Human Growth and Development

45

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

46

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

47

3

Introductory Business Law

51

3

Introductory Psychology

53

3

Introductory Sociology

46

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

48

3

Principles of Management

47

3

Principles of Marketing

48

3

Principles of Microeconomics

47

3

Spanish I

41

6

Spanish II

50

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 30.0%

% of loans / jobs : 70.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 85.0%

% Judged to have need : 88.0%

% that were offered aid : 88.0%

% that had need fully met : 27.0%

% of need met : 75.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $25,603.00

Avg non need-based aid : $15,568.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $21,330.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,316.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $38,149.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 16

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Julie Haack

Financial aid office phone : (563) 333-6000

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $970.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Ambrose Scholarship; 4.0 GPA and 30 ACT or 1320 SAT required. Presidential Scholarship; 3.8 GPA and ACT 26-29 or SAT 1170-1319 required. SAT scores listed are exclusive of Writing.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$32,758.00

$32,758.00

$32,758.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$32,758.00

$32,758.00

$32,758.00

Room and board:

$11,354.00

$10,026.00

$1,890.00

Books and supplies:

$1,320.00

$1,320.00

$1,320.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,824.00

$4,794.00

$1,824.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,458.00

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$48,714.00

$50,698.00

$39,592.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$48,714.00

$50,698.00

$39,592.00

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Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Bowling

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Standardized Test Scores

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 742

Transfers admitted percentage: 57.0%

Transfers admitted: 428

Transfers enrolled percentage: 28.0%

Transfers enrolled: 209

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 80.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 20.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Transfers with less than 15 semester credits must supply high school transcript.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $32,758.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,354.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,026.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $970.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $757,687.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 40

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 92

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students