For High School Students

As a high school student, you can apply to St. Ambrose by using our application or The Common Application.

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!

Apply with SAU's Application Apply with The Common Application

Our Brainy Bees

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The SAU Honors Program is a select, tight-knit community of eager learners with a keen interest in being pushed intellectually.

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All the Comforts of Home

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A residence hall is more than a place to live; it's a place to live with purpose and compassion. With 24/7 security, weekly housekeeping, and Resident Assistants on each floor, students living on-campus are surrounded by people who care and want them to succeed.

ResLife at SAU

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Undergraduate Majors and Programs


St. Ambrose offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and programs! This enables you to personalize your studies early when you apply for college admission.

See our academic programs

North Hall

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 at St. Ambrose University receives more than $19,000 in financial aid?

Your St. Ambrose education is a tremendous value, but not just because of our affordable costs for tuition and housing. Compared to large public institutions, SAU has higher rates for first-year retention and graduation. That tells you our students like it here, focus on their studies, graduate faster, and start their careers sooner. It results in a lower total cost for your degree - and who doesn't like to save money?

We can help you develop a plan that meets your needs.


Bee the Difference
Join Us!

We make an impact on campus and in the community. In 2018, more than 600 students took part in Bee the Difference Day. This annual volunteer event, coordinated by Student Government Association, sparks students to help 120 campus neighbors get their yards ready for winter. It is work, fun – and so rewarding.

Want to Learn More?

Generous Scholarships and Grants

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

Admission Requirements

Head over to the First-Year Apply page for a complete listing of requirements for admission to St. Ambrose University.

Requirements for First-Year Athletes

Keep playing the sport you love at St. Ambrose. We have 29 teams, each coached by supportive and dedicated coaches.

Click here to learn about NAIA Athletic Eligibility


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 29 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!