About SAU

We offer you a stimulating and comprehensive academic environment with unmatched opportunities to serve others and develop as a leader.

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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Ranked Academic Sports Teams

St. Ambrose ranked #1 Nationally in Scholar Athlete Teams 7 Years in Row! 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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Explore St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa with this interactive campus map and virtual tour

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99% Receive Financial Aid


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With an array of grants, scholarships, federal aid, 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.

Admissions and Aid

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.

Admissions and Aid

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.


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.

Catholic Tradition and Ties

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.

So, what's next?

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