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Saint Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University is committed to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dreams of gaining a quality education. Many families believe that they will not qualify for financial aid, but almost 90 percent of St. Ambrose undergraduate students receive financial aid assistance.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Law (1)



St. Ambrose University has come a long way since it began as a seminary and school of commerce for young men in 1882.

Over more than a century, countless students destined to influence the world have walked our halls. Long-time traditions took root and live on today. 


We offer more than 60 majors with the flexibility to mix majors, minors, and electives to match your interests. What's more, our spirited community is known for its athletics, special events, and outstanding residence halls.


The Career Center assists students in identifying and developing career goals, and applying their academic achievements and learning to their professional goals.

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Housing services

Living on campus as St. Ambrose University is about as good as it gets!

We provide modern residence halls (some of the best in the Midwest!), sweet suite living, apartments, and close access to everything you need academically, spiritually, and physically to succeed in college.

Library services

We contribute to the educational mission of St. Ambrose University by teaching library use and strategies for independent learning and providing an environment that encourages study, intellectual and cultural endeavors, and personal growth.

Student Life

Campus life

The St. Ambrose University Department of Residence Life strives to foster a safe, supportive, and empowering community that will challenge and support our residents to grow and develop holistically.

Sports facilities

SAU Wellness and Recreation promotes and coordinates campus-wide intramural (competitive and recreational) sports, as well as club sports, and fitness/wellness services for all students.

Events and programs enhance skills, foster life-long friendships, and teach the understanding of true sportsmanship while promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

Student clubs

It's been said that college is more than just going to class. With over 80 student clubs and organizations to choose from, there's a way for students (traditional and non-traditional) to get involved.

Getting involved is a great way to hone those leadership skills, build your resume, or even make friends you'll remember for life. St. Ambrose students contribute to their communities (campus, local, regional, national and international) proudly.


St. Ambrose University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Davenport, Iowa, United States

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