Great beginnings start here
At St. Ambrose University, we look for students who are interested in developing intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically, and physically.
While SAU is a private, Catholic university, being a student here is more affordable than you might think due to grants, scholarships, our Bee Finished in Four Years Program, and other options to defray costs.
Applying to one of the best universities in the Midwest is easy as 1-2-3:
- Submit your Application.
- Submit transcripts, goals, personal statements, and test scores, if required. See the different requirements for First Year undergraduates, transfers, adult accelerated, and graduate students.
- Submit a housing/meal plan application, if applicable.
Before you apply, the best way to experience what being an Ambrosian is all about is by scheduling a visit. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Best Midwest University
St. Ambrose University performed exceedingly well when evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and its 15 indicators of academic excellence!
YOU CAN AFFORD THIS
First-year students receive an average of $19,056 in financial aid from various sources.
Uplifting dance moves
Our Dance Marathon team is one of our many student Community Service success stories. Hard work and planning by hundreds of SAU students has raised over half a million dollars for The Children’s Miracle Network and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital!
In 1882, Bishop John McMullen promised the sons of Davenport immigrants a place where ideas were important, so he started St. Ambrose University. Today, with highly-ranked academics, championship-winning sports teams, the arts, modern housing, and faith, St. Ambrose has it all.
Different Paths for Different Students
Find the path that best suits your situation. Then, we make sure your admissions process is efficient and hassle-free.
Choose Your Path
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.
Graduate students can choose from our numerous accredited graduate programs: 13 master's programs and 3 doctoral degree programs.
Our international community welcomes students from every corner of the world!
SAU's Adult degree completion program offers the flexibility and time-savings needed by working adults who wish to earn their degree and/or take additional classes. Reach your goal in half the time!
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, MPH (Master of Public Health), and MCJ (Master of Criminal Justice). In addition, Registered Nurses also can earn their BSN degree online.
The MEA (Master of Education in Education Administration) and MECE (Master of Early Childhood Education) programs are conducted mostly online with some classroom instruction.