Academic Accessibility

Small classes; big opportunities

St. Ambrose has everything that larger universities in Iowa have, such as dozens of majors and top-notch academic and research facilities.

We also have everything large schools can't offer you: Small class sizes, classes taught by faculty members and not grad students, excellent academic advisors, a collaborative learning environment, and so much more.

At St. Ambrose, our attention to you and your learning help you bee-come the best you could possibly bee!

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.

Dedicated Faculty

We Support Our Veterans


Best College for Veterans

According to U.S. News & World Report, St. Ambrose is one of the best schools in the country for providing academic financial aid to veterans and active-duty service members.

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Perform Research in Your First Year

As early as your first year, you can apply to take courses in which you develop and carry out an original research project and later present its findings.

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Discover a World of Learning

At St. Ambrose, we believe you should be exposed to new ways of looking at yourself and the world, and one of the best ways to do this is by studying abroad. We've sent students around the globe to further enhance their academics, reach a higher level of introspection, and perform needed services to others.

Go Places with Study Abroad

No Limits to Your Learning Opportunities

Students at SAU have as many education opportunities - if not more - than they would have at a larger state school.

Present Your Year’s Best Research

Stand Out at Our Undergraduate Scholars Conference
As an undergraduate student in the arts and sciences, you can present your research from the past academic year at our annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference.

A Disability Does Not Put You at a Disadvantage

Get The Most Out of Services Designed to Help You Succeed
While SAU does not lower its course standards or alter degree requirements if you have a disability, the services we provide better enable you to demonstrate your academic abilities and your future abilities in the workplace.

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!