St. Ambrose University

518 Locust St, Davenport, United States
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Overview of St. Ambrose University

About this school

St. Ambrose is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded in 1882, it adopted coeducation in 1968. Its 20-acre campus is located in Davenport, 80 miles southeast of Cedar Rapids.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,370
    • Men:1,043 (44.0%)
    • Women:1,327 (56.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to St. Ambrose University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
1
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
518 West Locust Street
City, State, Zip
Davenport, IA  52803-2898
Phone
(563) 333-6300
Fax
(563) 383-8791
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
October 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 5,351 applicants were admitted
Women
1909 applicants were admitted
Men
1335 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
550 (17%) of 3,244 admitted students enrolled
Women
294 (15%) of 1,909 admitted students enrolled
Men
256 (19%) of 1,335 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.29
375 And Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
34%
• Score 18 - 23
59%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,894 (67.21054692598878%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,470 (22.777705260409867%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,320 (2.8716877692207285%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,282 (7.140060044380629%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


St. Ambrose University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 16
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001889
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
519 (95.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
456 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
456 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
116 (25.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$23,589
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 456 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,197
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 351 (77.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,314
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 144 (31.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
86 (15.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,455

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,870 (84.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,669 (89.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,669 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
389 (23.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$22,886
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,649 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,899
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,331 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,128
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 435 (26.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
419 (18.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,462

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Communication, Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, International Studies, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


204

Part-Time Faculty


142

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


51%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 74% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
187,188

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
507
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


St. Ambrose University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


52.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (71)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Social work, physical therapy, criminal justice

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Information Technology Management, Master of Pastoral Theology, Master of Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Educational Administration, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Organizational Leadership, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management of Technology
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


102,157

Nearest Metropolitan Area


118 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
9 mile(s) from campus in Moline, Ill.
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Davenport
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Galesburg, Ill.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


66% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


29%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Fighting Bees
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


St. Ambrose University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, dance marathon, habitat for humanity, biology club, ambrosians for peace and justice, spto - student physical therapy organization

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,215

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,370
Women
1,327
Men
1,043

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 4.9% Black/African-American
  • 8.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.0% White
  • 4.3% Unknown

International Students


4.9% from 24 countries

Average Age


18

Number of Graduate Students


748

Student Resources

Study resources