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Academic Community For Incoming Students

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The Academic Community sets out to select the most well rounded first year students who hold academia and community involvement at the highest priority. Students who are accepted into the Academic community are graded on a comprehensive 80 point scale.

Applications due: June 20, 2014

The scale is based on the following criteria:

  • Students accepted to this community exemplify solid ACT scores and cumulative grade point averages.
  • In addition to academic success, students will be graded on their community involvement while in high school.
  • Finally each student will have to submit written responses to several situation-based essay questions.

The entire selection process aims to find those First Year students who align their personal traits and study habits closest to the mission of St. Ambrose.

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Expectations and outcomes

As a result of the activities and services provided by the Academic Community, residents will:

  • Invest in their community 
  • Display habits and attitudes that enhance their leadership abilities
  • Consider multiple points of view
  • Recognize a connection between their living environment and academic success
  • Become aware of academic support services and use them
  • Participate in Residence Life Programs
  • Recognize the impact of their participation in connection with their personal and academic success 


Application process for incoming First Year students

This community fills quickly and no spots in the Academic Community are guaranteed. Mail the application to the following address:

St. Ambrose University
Residence Life Office
Academic Community Advisor
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803