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Quick Facts

Students walking out of Ambrose Hall

Affiliation Roman Catholic, Diocese of Davenport

Established 1882

Type private, Catholic, comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts

President Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD, since 2007

Enrollment Fall 2015
Undergraduates: 2,526 (full-time: 2,240; part-time: 286)
Graduate Students: 817 (full-time: 444; part-time: 373)

Coeducational since 1968
Undergraduates: 1,429 female; 1,097 male
Graduate Students: 513 female; 304 male

Undergraduates: 16.5 percent of students identify themselves as belonging to a minority group

Financial Aid
Undergraduate: need-based grants, merit scholarships, low-interest loans, work study
Graduate: assistantships, scholarships, employer reimbursement, loans
$34 million total in federal, state, and institutional aid

Student–faculty ratio is approximately 11 to 1
Faculty: 337; Staff: 271

Average class size 20

Majors and Programs 
60 undergraduate majors, 13 master's, and three doctoral programs

St. Ambrose University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,, 312/263-0456.

Main campus is located in Davenport, Iowa.

Study Abroad programs
Fall and spring semesters, winter and May interim, and summer programs offered in more than 40 countries

26 varsity intercollegiate sports

Team nickname
Fighting Bees/Queen Bees

Economic Significance to the Quad Cities
Annual economic impact of $200 million