Let's start this journey together
A St. Ambrose University education equips you like no other - because St. Ambrose is a university like no other. You'll learn to think deeply, travel boldly, and use your abilities for the good of others.
At. St. Ambrose, we don't wait for the future to arrive. We pursue it with everything we've got.
We make it easy to apply:
we hit the playbooks harder
St. Ambrose tops NAIA with 23 scholar-teams! To earn this award, the team must have a minimum 3.0-grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. Go Brainy Bees!
YOU CAN AFFORD THIS
First-year students receive more than $19,000 in financial aid from various sources.
Uplifting dance moves
Our impact is larger because we unite in service. Each year, hundreds of SAU students pour their heart and soul into 13 hours of dance. It's a reflection of their noble drive to support children battling tough medical challenges. Since 2013, SAU Dance Marathon has raised more than $1.3 million for Children's Miracle Network and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
Compassionate. Dedicated. Curious.
At the start of your journey, through every stage along the way, your future will flash brightly before you. Keep these hallmarks of St. Ambrose close to you: Traditions that inspire and sustain. Friends who bring out your best. Professors who guide and challenge. A community that thrives together. Experiences that prepare you for all that lies ahead.
Show the world what you've got
Throughout the college journey, we refuse to back down from any obstacle. We are driven and compelled to do what's right for ourselves and each other, and we act with integrity and honesty while giving our utmost every day. Be bold. Ask questions. Inspire others. That's St. Ambrose University.
Choose Your Starting Point
No matter how you begin your college education at SAU, we will be there to support you every step of the way. Choose your path and get started on your journey.
Choose Your Path
We offer more than 60 majors and the flexibility to mix majors, minors, and electives to match your interests. See our scholarship and grant opportunities.
We are #1!
Fighting Bee athletes are winners on the playing field and the classroom. We have 23 Scholar Teams as recognized by the NAIA for their academic excellence.
Our championship-winning athletics department offers a total of 13 men's and 13 women's varsity athletic programs as well as 3 co-ed activities and teams.
Students can transfer up to 90 credit hours from a four-year college or university and up to 64 credit hours from two-year or community or local colleges to St. Ambrose.
Consult these helpful Planning Guides to see how your courses transfer.
In some ways, your collegiate journey is just beginning!
SAU has more than a dozen master's and doctoral programs in health care, business, management, education, social work, and criminal justice.
Nestled in the Midwest and only a few hours from neighboring Chicago and Des Moines, the Quad Cities and St. Ambrose is a welcoming and diverse community.
Students of all faiths, culture, and backgrounds are not only welcome here, but they are an integral and enriching part of the college experience!
So you put college on hold for a little while. That's ok.
Whether your goal is to earn a new degree or complete unfinished studies, we're glad you're back!
We offer three master's degree programs completely online: MBA (Master of Business Administration), MPH (Master of Public Health), and MCJ (Master of Criminal Justice). In addition, Registered Nurses also can earn their BSN degree online.