About St. Ambrose University
A Dynamic Campus Life
At St. Ambrose University, transformation begins with empowerment.
Through an education infused with intentional, holistic compassion and care, we provide students with the abundance of resources and confidence they need to become world-shapers in any and every field.
As one community, we inspire those around us through remarkable acts of service and selflessness, enriching lives wherever and however we can. We seek to better ourselves in order to meaningfully invest in the well-being and growth of our campus, our neighbors, and our world.
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St. Ambrose tops NAIA with 25 scholar-teams! To earn this award, the team must have a minimum 3.0-grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. Go Brainy Bees!
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Generous Financial Aid
With an array of grants, scholarships, work-study, and low-interest loans, an SAU education is affordable. Our Financial Aid counselors develop a personalized package that puts a private education well within your reach.
Working With You to Develop a Plan That Meets Your Needs
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.
Message from the President
"It’s about individual responsibility, inclusiveness, and accountability for one another. These values endure in all who are touched by them, so that even after you graduate, you remain an Ambrosian for life." Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD, President and Professor of English
Learn More About St. Ambrose University
Find out where we started, where we are now, and where we intend to go in the near future.
St. Ambrose University has come a long way since 1882, when it began as a seminary and school of commerce for young men. Find out how it became the school it is today.
St. Ambrose University is rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, and we treasure and build on our strong Catholic identity in relationship with the Diocese of Davenport.
As a Catholic institution of higher learning, St. Ambrose University embodies our faith tradition through teaching, learning, scholarship, service, openness to those of other faith traditions, and the pursuit of justice and peace.
Our mission is to help you develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically, and physically to enrich your own life and the lives of others.
We promote your educational, cultural, and social growth by collaborating on campus-wide intercultural events and activities that prepare you to become a productive citizen in a diverse world.