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Undergraduate Admissions


Why St. Ambrose?

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Personal attention, full support and academic challenge

New surroundings, new freedom and new responsibility—it's a lot of fun, and a little stressful. We're here to make your transition to Ambrose as smooth as possible. Our attentive faculty members, residential advisors, counselors and resources like Student Success Center, First Year Experience, and Career Center ensure you'll get the most out of your Ambrose experience.

Core values and tradition

An integral part of our student experience is the foundation of core values that are evident on a daily basis. Our campus community places great importance on a respect for others, pursuit of academic excellence and a connection to service.

Grounded in the liberal arts

As a comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts, we'll open your mind to connections between disciplines and help you understand how theory can be applied. By developing the leadership and communications skills required within all career fields, SAU graduates have a competitive advantage.

Quad Cities has something for everyone

Whether it's Broadway in the Park at Music Guild, our Quad City Mallards pro hockey team or improvisational stand-up at Comedy Sportz, there is something sure to catch your interest. Art galleries, festivals, coffee shops, nightclubs and shopping—the Quad Cities’ low cost of living and wide variety of activities add fun to every semester.

Live in comfort

Known as the best college housing in the Midwest, St. Ambrose's residence halls feature large rooms with cable TV and high-speed Internet access, kitchens, private bathrooms and even housekeeping services. Students often make friends for life in their residence halls.

A campus bustling with activity

You can continue to perform in the arts, just as you did in high school, without majoring in that program. Or you can compete on one of Ambrose's 26 varsity athletics teams. We're one of the most successful colleges in our conferences. And, you can get involved right away. At our annual Club Fest, representatives from all our clubs and organizations will be on hand to tell you what they're all about. With nearly 30 groups to choose from, it's easy to find other people doing what you want to do.