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The College Admissions Process

Sounds difficult, right? It's really not. We've made it simple by asking you, as a prospective First Year student, to use the Common App. When you apply, you'll also need to have your school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores sent to St. Ambrose. And remember, we're always here to help!


Best Midwest University

St. Ambrose University performed exceedingly well when evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and its 15 indicators of academic excellence!

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The last thing any student wants to leave college with is a mountain of student loan debt. Our financial aid programs are designed to make college affordable ... before and after graduation.

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Undergraduate Majors and Programs


St. Ambrose offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and programs! This enables you to personalize your studies early when you apply for college admission.

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Best University Housing in the Midwest

Come see for yourself!

Enjoy being part of SAU's safe, supportive, and empowered campus community! Apply early; hall capacities are limited. See our informative FAQs.

Residence Life

More Affordable Than You Think

Did you know that the average First Year student receives more than $19,000 in financial aid? Let us develop a plan that meets your needs.


Urban Plunge

In your first days on campus during Welcome Week, you get the full treatment of what it means to be Ambrosian: serving your community, learning together, staying active, and having fun!

Community Involvement

Congratulations on Your Decision to Apply to St. Ambrose University!

A post-secondary degree is the best way to invest in your personal and financial future. Your increased earnings potential will repay your tuition costs multiple times. Review the undergraduate admissions process for First-year students and use the helpful resources below.

Scholarships and Grants

You may qualify for scholarships and grants based on academic performance, financial need, artistic/athletic talent, or another qualification.

How to Apply Online

First, relax. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions and apply online for free.

Apply Now

As a First-year student, you may use the Common App college application to apply. It's simple to complete, and its system will alert you when important dates are approaching.

Admitted Students

Congratulations, you're accepted! There are still a few forms and tasks to complete before you arrive for your first day at SAU. Be sure to check out your next steps.


As a Class of 2022 bee, you will need to complete the Commit form when it becomes available in January 2018. 

Got questions? See our Orientation FAQs.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Admissions Office
Admissions and Welcome Center
310 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 26 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!