For High School Students

Begin your college journey with us and expand your world!

Make connections – intellectual and personal. Explore your potential and seek answers to the unknown. Become inspired by the inclusive and generous community you'll join at St. Ambrose University.

We are here because we believe in your potential and the promising future you want for yourself. Start your application today!

St. Ambrose University has a test-optional admissions process, but if you would like to submit scores, please make sure they are submitted either on high school transcript(s) or from the appropriate testing service.

And remember, we're always here to help.

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Our Brainy Bees

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The SAU Honors Program is a select, tight-knit community of eager learners with a keen desire to be pushed intellectually.

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All the Comforts of Home

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A residence hall is more than a place to live; it's a place to live with purpose and compassion. With 24/7 security, weekly housekeeping, and Resident Assistants on each floor, students living on-campus are surrounded by people who care and want them to succeed.

Residence Life at SAU

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An Affordable College Education

Did you know that the average First-Year student at St. Ambrose University receives more than $20,000 in financial aid?

Your St. Ambrose education is a tremendous value due in part to keeping tuition and housing affordable and also because when compared to large public institutions, SAU has higher rates for first-year retention and graduation. That tells you our students like it here, focus on their studies, graduate faster, and start their careers sooner. It results in a lower total cost for your degree!

We'll personally help you develop a plan to pay for college.


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Undergraduate Majors and Programs


St. Ambrose offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and programs. Personalize your studies early when you apply for college admission.

See our academic programs

North Hall

Best University Housing in the Midwest

Come see for yourself!

Enjoy being part of SAU's safe, supportive, and empowered campus community! Apply early; hall capacities are limited. See our informative FAQs.

Residence Life

Bee the Difference

We make an impact on campus and in the community. In 2018, more than 600 students took part in Bee the Difference Day and helped 120 campus neighbors get their yards ready for winter. It is work, fun – and so rewarding.

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Generous Scholarships and Grants

You may qualify for scholarships and grants based on academic performance, financial need, artistic/athletic talent, or another qualification.

Admission Requirements

Head over to the First-Year Apply page for a complete listing of requirements for admission to St. Ambrose University.

Requirements for First-Year Athletes

Keep playing the sport you love at St. Ambrose. We have 31 teams, each coached by supportive and dedicated coaches.

Click here to learn about NAIA Athletic Eligibility


Admissions Office
Admissions and Welcome Center
310 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? Click on the visit button below to learn more about our virtual and in-person visit options.