First and Second Year Experience

The first year of college can be daunting (Independence! Time management! Laundry!), so SAU has some great academic and social opportunities to make the transition easier.

Making a Difference

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Our students typically give more than 178,000 service hours each year to volunteer projects here and across the world.

Community Involvement

Smaller is better

With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, your professors know you on a personal level.

Dedicated Faculty


Welcome Parents!

We hope that your student is adjusting well to the college life here at St. Ambrose University.

While your student is away, we would like to offer tips, suggestions, and useful resources to help you adapt to this transition as well.

Click below to the Parents and Family page.

Parents and Family

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Service Learning

In keeping with SAU's mission and Catholic heritage, Service Learning at SAU provides students with service opportunities at the local, national, and international level.

Service Learning provides students opportunities to use the skills and knowledge they acquire in the classroom in real-life settings while contributing to relevant community needs and issues.

Students who engage in service as a part of their academic career develop a sense of caring for others and enrich their academic experience through experiential learning.

For more information on co-curricular service and service learning, please visit Service at St. Ambrose.


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!