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St. Ambrose University Admission Requirements

Davenport, Iowa

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Chances of getting into Saint Ambrose University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
74%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Ambrose University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into St. Ambrose University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at St. Ambrose University is 74%.  It ranks #19 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. St. Ambrose University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,402 out of 4,607 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 980/1170 ACT 20/25). Saint Ambrose University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.34. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The St. Ambrose University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Saint Ambrose University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 48% of students submitted SAT scores and 74% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

St. Ambrose University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
980-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT 
48%
SAT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Ambrose University?

Saint Ambrose University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. St. Ambrose University ranks #14 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Ambrose University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >84%
1075 to 1170 Avg + 74%-84%
980 to 1075 Avg - 60%-74%
885 to 980 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 885 Low <44%
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St. Ambrose University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
74%
ACT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St. Ambrose University ?

Admission data indicates that St. Ambrose University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 74 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Ambrose University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Ambrose University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >86%
22 to 25 Avg + 74%-86%
20 to 22 Avg - 63%-74%
18 to 20 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 18 Low <50%
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St. Ambrose University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.34
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Ambrose University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into St. Ambrose University . The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Ambrose University was 3.34 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as St. Ambrose University accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Ambrose University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 20.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

65% of Saint Ambrose University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Ambrose University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 65%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Saint Ambrose University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,581 2,020 4,607
Accepted 1,966 1,436 3,402
Acceptance Rate 76% 71% 74%
Enrolled 279 242 521
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 17% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Saint Ambrose University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Ambrose University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Saint Ambrose University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Ambrose University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154235 IPEDS survey data for Saint Ambrose University.

FAQs

Does Saint Ambrose University prefer SAT or ACT?

48% of students submit their SAT scores to St. Ambrose University . 74% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saint Ambrose University?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Ambrose University . Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Saint Ambrose University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1170. 48% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Ambrose University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 74% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.