St. Ambrose is ranked 27th for a second straight year in the Midwest Region Universities category of the U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges rankings.
The University also is among 158 Midwest universities and colleges included in The Princeton Review's 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region.
The high honors were accorded the Davenport school in the midst of a fall semester that saw enrollment keep pace with the previous year, despite dire summer projections for college enrollment across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SAU reached the 20th-day threshold with a total enrollment of 2,997 undergraduate and graduate students, including 973 first-year and transfer students.
"We'd like to think these strong enrollment numbers in a difficult year speak to the quality and value of a St. Ambrose education as recognized by two of the most prominent rating mediums," said James Loftus, PhD, SAU's vice president for enrollment management. "We and the people who hire our graduates well understand the worth and value of a St. Ambrose education. It's affirming when that's reflected in the various rankings."
The university's also maintained its No. 19 position in the Best Midwest Regional Universities for Veterans.
"We work hard to assist our veterans and current members of the military as they make use of their hard-won educational benefits," said SAU's Coordinator for Veterans Recruitment and Services Natalie Woodhurst, a 2016 St. Ambrose graduate and Air Force veteran. "Our veterans deserve the best."
In addition to maintaining its overall position in the U.S. News & World Report Midwest region, the University also is rated No. 33 among Midwest Regional Universities for Best Value Schools in the magazine's annual assessment of US institutions of higher learning.
The University also remained on US News & World Report Midwest list of A+ Schools for B Student.