At A Glance
Ranked 26th (tie) by U.S. News & World Report (2017) Regional Universities Midwest out of a region of 12 states. The publication gathers data from each college on up to 15 indicators of academic excellence. Each factor is assigned a weight that reflects U.S. News' judgment about how much that measure matters. Finally, the colleges and universities in each category are ranked against their peers, based on their composite weighted score.
In other categories, U.S. News & World Report ranked SAU as the 12th best college for veterans (due to participation in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees) and 34th in Best Value (calculated by 2015-16 net cost of attendance).
Smaller is better
With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, your professors know you on a personal level.
A Multicultural Experience
The community of SAU is dedicated to appreciating and understanding different cultures
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Affiliation Roman Catholic, Diocese of Davenport
Type private, Catholic, comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts
President Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD, since 2007
Location Main campus is in Davenport, Iowa.
Economic Significance to the Quad Cities
Annual economic impact of $200 million
Majors and Programs
More than 60 undergraduate majors, 13 master's, and three doctoral programs
Study Abroad programs
Fall and spring semesters, winter and May interim, and summer programs offered in more than 40 countries
St. Ambrose University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org, 800-621-7440.
Enrollment Fall 2017
Undergraduates: 2,370 (full-time: 2,215; part-time: 155)
Graduate Students: 748 (full-time: 469; part-time: 279)
Coeducational since 1968
Undergraduates: 1,327 female; 1,043 male
Graduate Students: 518 female; 230 male
Undergraduates: 16.79 percent of students identify themselves as belonging to a minority group
Graduates: 12.17 percent of students identify themselves as belonging to a minority group
Student-faculty ratio is approximately 11 to 1
Faculty: 335; Staff: 270
Average class size 20
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) - Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, Men's Volleyball, Women's Volleyball
Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Midwest League - Football
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) - Men's Lacrosse
27 varsity intercollegiate sports
Fighting Bees/Queen Bees
2016-17 Athletic Honor Roll: 2 National Championships, 9 National appearances, 1 Conference championship, 40 NAIA All-Americans, 64 Scholar-Athletes, etc.