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SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY - [SAU], DAVENPORT, IOWA

Davenport, IowaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1882Established Year
  3114Enrollment

Saint Ambrose University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Founded in 1882, St. Ambrose University is a private institution located on Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa. It is a renowned name in the US Education System with over 3000 students enrolled in its graduate and undergraduate courses combined, out of which a little over 400 students study part-time. The institute operates on a semester-based system and commits to the motto of helping its students develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially and artistically.

The university is a coveted choice for international applicants seeking to study in the USA and thus welcomes more than 130 students from nearly 30 countries across the globe. Each class at the institute has an average student count of 20 and the faculty number goes as high as 335. Hence, the student to faculty ratio of the organization is around 12:1 which ensures maximum room for individual attention and doubt clarification for students.

Admissions at Saint Ambrose University are available for intakes on a rolling basis round the year. The institute does not charge any application fee from its aspirants and thus allows fair and equal chance for all at quality education. The university is a moderately selective institute that observes an acceptance rate of nearly 61%.

Rankings

  • Ranked 5th in Best Colleges and Universities in Iowa, in College Consensus Survey (2018)
  • It is recognized as a College of Distinction for its successful outcomes, great teaching, creating a vibrant community
  • Out of a region of 12 states, St. Ambrose was ranked 27th in Regional Universities Midwest by U.S News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked 19th in Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report (2020)

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
UG Application PortalCommon Application; Official website
Annual Endowment139.8 million USD
Student Retention Rate77%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Part-time; Online
Campus Housing CapacityNA
Annual Cost of Attendance44,768 USD
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdeskinternational@sau.edu;
563-333-5724

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • St. Ambrose University has only one campus located in Davenport, Iowa.
  • The institution has 29 varsity intercollegiate sports like basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, swimming/diving, tennis, track & field, among others to promote a healthy lifestyle among its candidates
  • It also provides over 80 different student clubs and organizations for its stents to choose from and be a part of.
  • The various intercultural events and activities on campus promote educational, cultural and social growth.
  • The Rogalski Center of the university comprises various facilities like a food court, bookstore, ballroom and administrative offices for the students

Housing facilities/Residence

  • Housing facilities on campus are available in the following form – 8 Halls, 4 townhouses, and there is also the availability of individual campus houses.
  • Basic facilities included with all the accommodation options are weekly housekeeping, cable, and internet.
  • Each townhouse unit can accommodate 8 students and come equipped with a microwave, oven and refrigerator. There is also an outside patio overlooking the town.
  • A separate academic housing application has to be filled to be a part of the academic community. North hall is home to the Academic Community.

Courses

  • The institute offers an array of courses for international students including over 60 undergraduate majors, 14 masters, and 3 doctoral programs.
  • Study abroad programs are available at the university in more than 40 countries.
  • Pre-professional courses are provided to help students in meeting admission requirements for graduate programs in healthcare and law.
  • University’s MBA degree can be availed both offline and online as well.
  • The most popular majors offered at the institute are- Business Management, Marketing, Psychology, Health Professions and Related Programs, Park, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies.

Saint Ambrose University Application process

How to apply?

Application portal: Official Web Portal and Common App

Application fee: No fee required

Application deadline: Admissions take place on a rolling basis

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Evidence of GPA (minimum 2.5/4.0 for undergraduate students)
  • Official copies of test scores like SAT, SCT, GRE, GMAT
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Scanned copy of passport photo page
  • Declaration of Finances form
  • English Language Proficiency Certification in the form of one of the following -
CertificationScore (UG)Score (PG)
TOEFL iBT7985
TOEFL PBT550563
IELTS6.06.5
PTE5358
SAT860 (maths and reading)-
ACT18-
ELSCompletion of level 112-
IBHigher Level English minimum of 5-

Saint Ambrose University Cost of Attendance

For all the aspirants of the institute enrolling in the upcoming session, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US for the academic year 2020-21 is as tabulated below.

Type of FeeUndergraduate (in USD)Graduate (in USD)
Tuition (970 USD/credit)32,478varies
Fees280280
Room and Board10,67510,675
Additional Estimated Expenditures3,5133,513
SAU Scholarship-12,000N/A
Total Budget34,94614,468 (plus tuition)

Additional Estimated Expenditures comprising the cost of living at the university are as mentioned below.

  • Plane Ticket USA – 1,200 USD
  • Books, Supplies, Personal – 1,113 USD
  • Medical Insurance – 1,200 USD
  • TOTAL = 3,513 USD

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The university offers financial aid in the form of awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Almost 75% of the students receive some kind of financial aid. The average award received by the students per year is 17,899 USD.

No special form has to be filled to apply for a scholarship at the institute. Scholarships are awarded based on academic and extracurricular achievements of the applying student.

  • Academic International scholarships range from 12,000 to 17,000 USD per year. Students with spectacular GPA are automatically eligible for these awards.
  • Other scholarships are based on extracurricular – art, theatre, music, and athletics awards. Candidates applying for such awards must be enrolled at the institute for playing the sport of their choice or in the programs of their preference.
  • Outside scholarships provided by various sources like Fastweb, College Board Scholarship Search, Scholarships.com, etc.

Alumni network

As an alumnus of the university, they get to participate in numerous events – Christmas Parties, Dinner Theatre, Trivia Night, Wine festival, Fighting Bee golf classic, etc. Alumni get a chance to learn and travel through a 10-day excursion to Italy, and campus lectures with world-renowned scholars

Notable Alumni of the university include Abbey Curran, American Beauty Pageant contestant; Sam Hoger, American mixed martial artist; Robin Pingeton, Coach; Pat McMahon, TV Actor.

Placements

International students can work on campus, and after 9-months can apply for off-campus work only if it’s well under the rules and regulations of their visa. The institute has a career centre that hosts 2 signature career events - ProFair and the Health Sciences Career and Networking Fair, that allow students to network with more than 90 employers

The career centre offers workshops to students to help them in searching internships, writing a professional resume, mock interviews, etc. The median starting salary of university alumni is around 44,900 USD.

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Saint Ambrose University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3556
FAFSA Code001889
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$31,532 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-83- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
ACTCheck Detailed Score242126 96%
English242126-
Mathematics231926-

Saint Ambrose University Acceptance Rate

60.8%

Acceptance Rate

5335

Total Applicants

3556

Total Enrolled

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Female

40.0%

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60.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program60.8%
Total Applicants4186
Total Enrolled2545
Graduate
Graduate Programs60.8%
Total Applicants1663
Total Enrolled1011

Saint Ambrose University Enrollment

Enrollment
Saint Ambrose University Enrollment3556
Undergraduate Enrollment2545
Graduate Enrollment1011
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate62.2%

Attendance Cost

$31,532

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$31,532 / Year
Post Graduate Program$27,990 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,320 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,164 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,338 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,638 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,854 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,548 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,548 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
24802472865
+1-563-333-6000
TELEPHONE
518 W. Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52803
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Book Store

St. Ambrose University Bookstore0.09 Km
Superstars and Superheroes (Comic Book and Baseball Card Store in Davenport)0.62 Km
Bookstore2 Km
Barnes & Noble2.29 Km
Disc Replay Davenport2.56 Km
Spellbound3.31 Km
Mellow Blue Planet3.8 Km
Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch4.4 Km
Tim's Corner5.09 Km
The Comiq Rack5.45 Km
The Book Rack5.55 Km
Gold Book6.77 Km
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Super Market

Family Dollar0.54 Km
Save-A-Lot1.02 Km
Hy-Vee3.12 Km
Walmart Supercenter3.97 Km
Schnucks Bettendorf4.95 Km
ALDI5.54 Km
Slagle Foods Inc5.94 Km
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Restaurant

Little Caesars Pizza0.83 Km
New China Restaurant2.26 Km
Charleys Philly Steaks2.29 Km
Front Street Pub & Eatery2.33 Km
Subway2.5 Km
Bubble Tea Company2.75 Km
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill5.55 Km
1 Hundred West6.06 Km
Cinemark Davenport 18 IMAX6.35 Km
Texas Roadhouse6.53 Km
Bent River Brewing Co6.54 Km
Machine Shed Restaurant Davenport6.66 Km
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Airport

Mercy Hospital Heliport0.98 Km
Saint Lukes Hospital Heliport2.01 Km
Davenport Heliport2.39 Km
Trinity Medical Center - Rock Island Heliport6.46 Km
Davenport Municipal Airport7.77 Km
Carver Aero Inc7.85 Km
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Shopping Mall

Living Vintage1.95 Km
Brady Plaza Shopping Center2.01 Km
Von Maur Store, Kimberly dr, Davenport, Il2.27 Km
River View Plaza2.34 Km
Village Shopping Center2.41 Km
Old Town Shopping Center2.41 Km
Funtime Cards, Comics and Collectables2.46 Km
Proactiv2.5 Km
NorthPark Mall2.56 Km
Sunglass Hut2.57 Km
Village Market Place3.1 Km
Northgate Shopping Center3.1 Km
Kimberly West Shopping Center3.19 Km
Valley Fair Shopping Center3.19 Km
The Shoppes on 2nd3.31 Km
Spring Village Shopping Center3.48 Km
Elmore Marketplace5.37 Km
P.N OPALS7.12 Km
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