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Top 5 Reasons to Choose SAU

Here's an inside scoop on the top 5 reasons to choose St. Ambrose University – as offered by the very people who live and work here:

  1. Affordability. More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid. Academic scholarships range from our University Grant to athletics and arts scholarships to the full-tuition Ambrose Scholar Award.
  2. Residential living. Known for having the best college housing in the Midwest, Ambrose's residence halls feature large rooms with high-speed Internet access, cable, kitchens, private bathrooms, and even housekeeping services.
  3. Our faculty and staff. Their commitment to developing the whole person is unmatched; students often say they found another family at Ambrose.
  4. Quality Liberal Arts Education. More than 60 majors; 50 clubs and organizations; 26 varsity athletics teams; art, theatre, and music and more.
  5. The Quad Cities. From major concerts to sporting events to shopping and great nightlife, there's something for everyone. Yes, we have cornfields, but really, we have so much more!

And a few that just missed our list:

  • The Fighting Bee mascot. We're the only Fighting Bees in the nation!
  • We have a ghost! If you dare wander the halls of Ambrose Hall at night, you just might run into him.
  • Within walking distance of beautiful Vander Veer Park. Walk, jog, or just gab, it's our version of NYC's Central Park.