St. Ambrose University

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $40,000—$45,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation


  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, TOEFL: 79+

  • Social Media

St. Ambrose University (SAU) is a place where your professors know you by name, where you can perform research as early as your first year, and where your dedication to serving others provides you and your friends with a greater purpose in life.

The Academic Resources of a State School, the Friendliness of a Small College

Get the Best of Both Worlds

St. Ambrose offers dozens of majors and the same top-notch academics found at larger universities and colleges. In fact, the academic opportunities at Ambrose – internships, research, hands-on learning – go above and beyond many of our peer institutions.

But what sets us apart is our small class sizes and approachable professors who get to know you and are dedicated to your instruction, providing you with opportunities you might not receive at other colleges. Our 'Ambrosian' values of academic excellence and commitment to the liberal arts, social justice, and community service help lay the groundwork for your success as a student, your career, and in making the world a better place. On top of all of that, we have some of the nicest residence halls in the Midwest!


International Students at St. Ambrose

International students at St. Ambrose come from every corner of the globe and choose SAU for many reasons: our well-regarded programs, our beautiful and safe campus, our convenient location to major cities, and our focus on teaching.

But what international students like best about their Ambrose experience is our friendly, welcoming community of students, faculty, and staff. It's uniquely Ambrosian!

In fact, our International Student Services staff are dedicated to making sure you have a positive experience, whether that means helping with your course schedule, answering a question about housing, or just sharing stories over a cup of coffee. They are ready and available to help and guide you, from the minute you become an Ambrosian to the day you graduate.

Our International Admissions staff makes your application process easy and efficient. We've worked with students from more than 30 countries and we are ready to help you apply.

St. Ambrose University offers scholarships to all admitted undergraduate applicants on the basis of their academic achievement.  SAU also offers additional scholarships for athletics, art, music, and theatre.

The Quad Cities: Something For Everyone

St. Ambrose University is located in the Quad Cities, on the Mississippi River.  Our Quad Cities metro area population is more than 400,000 people strong, now ranking second only to Chicago in the 2-state area of Iowa and Illinois.

Whether it's a concert downtown, watching a minor league baseball or football game, going to one of our many cultural festivals, taking a walk at Vander Veer Park, or enjoying the bike trail along the Mississippi River, there is something to capture your interest.

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St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport IA 52803
P: 5633335724
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