Quick Facts About SAU


Details about our what comprises our student and faculty population as well as academic programs, financial aid, and extracurricular offerings.


Ranked 26th (tie) by US News & World Report (2017) Regional Universities Midwest out of a region of 12 states. The publication gathers data from each college on up to 15 indicators of academic excellence. Each factor is assigned a weight that reflects U.S. News' judgment about how much that measure matters. Finally, the colleges and universities in each category are ranked against their peers, based on their composite weighted score.

In other categories, US News & World Report ranked SAU as 12th best college for veterans (due to participation in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees), and 34th in Best Value (calculated by 15-16 net cost of attendance).

Smaller is better

With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1 and small classes, your professors know you on a personal level.

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In your first days on campus during Welcome Week, you get the full treatment of what it means to be Ambrosian: serving your community, learning together, staying active, and having fun!

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General Information

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

Location Main campus is in Davenport, Iowa.

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

Academics

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

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

Accreditation
St. Ambrose University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org, 800-621-7440. 

Our People

Enrollment Fall 2017
Undergraduates: 2,370 (full-time: 2,215; part-time: 155)
Graduate Students: 748 (full-time: 469; part-time: 279)

Gender
Coeducational since 1968
Undergraduates: 1,327 female; 1,043 male
Graduate Students: 518 female; 230 male

Diversity
Undergraduates: 16.79 percent of students identify themselves as belonging to a minority group
Graduates: 12.17 percent of students identify themselves as belonging to a minority group

Faculty
Student-faculty ratio is approximately 11 to 1
Faculty: 335; Staff: 270

Average class size 20 

Athletics

Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) - Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, Men's Volleyball, Women's Volleyball

Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Midwest League - Football

Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) - Men's Lacrosse

26 varsity intercollegiate sports
Fighting Bees/Queen Bees

2016-17 Athletic Honor Roll: 2 National Championships, 9 National appearances, 1 Conference championship, 40 NAIA All-Americans, 64 Scholar-Athletes, etc.

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518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6000
Admit@sau.edu

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Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 26 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!