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St. Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
St. Ambrose is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded in 1882, it adopted coeducation in 1968. Its 20-acre campus is located in Davenport, 80 miles southeast of Cedar Rapids.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,398
   Women 1,373 (57.3%)
   Men 1,025 (42.7%)
Graduate Students 780
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 4,426 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.32
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $43,503
  Tuition and Fees $29,150
  Room and Board $9,869
Average Percent of Need Met 70%
Average Freshman Award $22,362
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 219
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Davenport Population 102,157
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 64% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Fighting Bees
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.5% White
4.0% Unknown
International Students 3.5% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning 77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 52.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 49%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 31.0%