Saint Ambrose University

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.

Top reasons to study here

  • The academic opportunities at St. Ambrose – internships, research, hands-on learning – go above and beyond many of our state and private school competitors
  • Our small class sizes and approachable professors who get to know you and are dedicated to your instruction provide you with opportunities you might not receive
  • Our Ambrosian values of academic excellence and commitment to the liberal arts, social justice, and community service help lay the groundwork for your success

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Housing services

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

Live in modern residence halls (some of the best in the Midwest), and enjoy sweet suite living, apartments, and close access to everything you need to succeed in college.

Library services

The St. Ambrose University Library selects, organizes, and maintains print and electronic resources that support the curriculum and information needs of our campus community.

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.

Medical services

Health Services is staffed by a registered nurse who provides free and confidential care for students and employees.

The nurse will assess the health needs of clients and make appropriate referrals whenever necessary.

Student Life

Campus life

St. Ambrose University is located in Davenport, Iowa, part of the Quad Cities – a bi-state (Iowa and Illinois) metropolitan area situated on the only major stretch of the Mississippi River that runs from east to west.

Sports facilities

  • Get involved in campus-wide intramural (competitive and recreational sports), as well as club sports, fitness, and wellness programs.
  • You will enhance your skills, foster life-long friendships, and learn true sportsmanship while making healthy lifestyle choices.

Student clubs

  • You can join or lead more than 80 student clubs and organizations. Working side-by-side with your peers, you will experience a level of support that deepens your drive and focus on academics, a career field, your faith and spirituality, social justice, service to others, or a personal passion.
  • Student organizations such as the Marketing Club and Student Nurses Association let you explore career possibilities right away. Joining athletic teams or music ensembles enable you to feel something larger than yourself. Ambrosians for Peace and Justice and Model UN illuminate the world you're ready to change.


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

Davenport, Iowa, United States

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