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 SAU 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!
Our Brainy Bees
The SAU Honors Program is a select, tight-knit community of eager learners with a keen desire to be pushed intellectually.
All the Comforts of Home
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.
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 help you develop a plan to pay for college that meets your needs.
Undergraduate Majors and Programs
St. Ambrose offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and programs. Personalize your studies early when you apply for college admission.
Want to Learn More?
You may qualify for scholarships and grants based on academic performance, financial need, artistic/athletic talent, or another qualification.
Head over to the First-Year Apply page for a complete listing of requirements for admission to St. Ambrose University.
Keep playing the sport you love at St. Ambrose. We have 29 teams, each coached by supportive and dedicated coaches.