130 years strong
From its inception, St. Ambrose welcomed students from all religious faiths, ethnic backgrounds, and economic circumstances-an openness unusual for Catholic schools at that time.
This emphasis on programs of career preparation taught in the context of Catholic and liberal arts traditions has remained central to the institution to the present day. Throughout time, traditions like the close connections between faculty and students and personal attention to student goals, safety, commitment to service, and Catholic identity took root and live on today.
The campus has grown remarkably in recent decades, and with it the services and support to ensure our students, faculty, and staff have the best environment in which to learn, live, and work. Our work and commitment to excellence in education is ongoing.
Click below to learn more about our plans for today and the future, as well as our guiding mission and vision.
Making a Difference
Our students typically give more than 178,000 service hours each year to volunteer projects here and across the world.