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 12 to 1, your professors know you on a personal level.
We Support Our 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.
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.
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.
SAU appreciates the strength, persistence, and grit of first-generation students and all they contribute to our campus community. In 2018, we celebrated National First-Generation Day to recognize 320 current students who will 'Bee First!' in their families to earn college degrees, as well as 90-plus faculty and staff who also earned that distinction.
Students at SAU have as many education opportunities - if not more - than they would have at a larger state school.
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.
Research With Your Classmates – and Professor
Spend a few weeks working side-by-side with your classmates and professor on a project for the Undergraduate Summer Research Institute.
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.
Our Accessibility Resource Center has dedicated staff for evaluation, academic advising, arranging alternative exams, and more. Click here to see a list of resources.