SAU Values

130 years strong

We continue to thrive, and you can, too.

From its inception, St. Ambrose welcomed students from all religious faiths, ethnic backgrounds, and economic circumstances-an openness unusual for Catholic schools at that time.

Providing an education taught in the context of the Catholic and liberal arts traditions has remained central to the institution to this day.

Other traditions seamlessly took root and live on today because each one truly reflects who we are: empowering students through deep faculty support and guidance; personal attention to student goals and safety; a commitment to service and Catholic identity.

The campus has grown remarkably in recent decades, and with it the services and support to ensure our students, faculty, and staff have the best environment in which to learn, live, and work. Our work and commitment to excellence in education is ongoing.

Click below to learn more about our plans for today and the future, as well as our guiding mission and vision.

Strategic Planning Mission and Vision

Making a Difference

students volunteering on barge

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

Community Involvement

We're all about YOU


Student to Teacher Ratio

A professor is an educator, but at SAU, our professors are so much more. Our students are drawn to our small classes, one-on-one attention, and the priority placed on their education by the educator that stands before them, and walks with them, throughout their undergraduate career.

Academic Resources

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 29 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!