Saint Ambrose University

Private, Four-years School Located in Davenport, IA

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How much is the Saint Ambrose tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Saint Ambrose's tuition & fees is $35,598.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $52,326 when a student lives on-campus.

Saint Ambrose Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$35,598
Books & Supplies Costs$1,320
On-campus Room & Board$11,988
On-campus Expenses$3,420
Off-campus Room & Board$10,782
Off-campus Expenses$6,960
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$37,749

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Saint Ambrose for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $153,297 at Saint Ambrose. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $219,842. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $121,183.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$36,657$52,541$28,950
Sophomore (2024-25)$37,747$54,122$29,829
Junior (2025-26)$38,869$55,751$30,735
Senior (2026-27)$40,025$57,428$31,669
4 Years Total$153,297$219,842$121,183
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$37,747$54,122$29,829
Sophomore (2025-26)$38,869$55,751$30,735
Junior (2026-27)$40,025$57,428$31,669
Senior (2027-28)$41,215$59,156$32,631
4 Years Total$157,856$226,457$124,865
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$38,869$55,751$30,735
Sophomore (2026-27)$40,025$57,428$31,669
Junior (2027-28)$41,215$59,156$32,631
Senior (2028-29)$42,441$60,937$33,623
4 Years Total$162,550$233,272$128,659
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$40,025$57,428$31,669
Sophomore (2027-28)$41,215$59,156$32,631
Junior (2028-29)$42,441$60,937$33,623
Senior (2029-30)$43,703$62,770$34,644
4 Years Total$167,384$240,292$132,568
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$41,215$59,156$32,631
Sophomore (2028-29)$42,441$60,937$33,623
Junior (2029-30)$43,703$62,770$34,644
Senior (2030-31)$45,002$64,659$35,697
4 Years Total$172,361$247,523$136,595

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Saint Ambrose' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $25,497.
In-StateOut-of-State
Saint Ambrose University$35,598
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Saint Ambrose and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Saint Ambrose UniversityDavenport, IA$35,598$19,405
St Bonaventure UniversitySaint Bonaventure, NY$40,150$15,850
University of Northwestern-St PaulSaint Paul, MN$36,830$9,720
Eastern Mennonite UniversityHarrisonburg, VA$41,860$15,500
Southwest Baptist UniversityBolivar, MO$28,320$6,133
Hope International UniversityFullerton, CA$36,250$17,650
Concordia University-NebraskaSeward, NE$39,330$7,650
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended StudiesFayette, MO$6,960$6,390
Asbury UniversityWilmore, KY$33,640$8,779
Lubbock Christian UniversityLubbock, TX$27,298$11,621
Caldwell UniversityCaldwell, NJ$39,450$19,800

Financial Aid and COA

At Saint Ambrose University, 2,111 students (95%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $22,910.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Saint Ambrose is $29,416 for students living on-campus and $31,750 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 492 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,476 and the average amount of student loans is $10,028.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$52,326
COA (off-campus)$54,660
Tuition & Fees$35,598
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,728
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,062
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,416
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,750
Average Financial Aid$22,910
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,11195%$22,910
Pell Grants59227%$4,558
Federal Student Loan1,49067%$6,926
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid492100%-
Grants or Scholarships492100%$25,476
Federal Grants16033%$8,703
Pell Grants14129%$4,723
Other Federal Grants14730%$4,942
State/Local Grants8016%$6,542
Institutional Grants490100%$21,670
Student Loan Aid30762%$10,028
Federal Student Loans29961%$5,338
Other Student Loans9820%$15,128

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Saint Ambrose's acceptance rate is 72.41%. A total of 4,005 applicants applied to and 2,900 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 493 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.00%.
To apply to Saint Ambrose, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,0051,947$2,058
Admitted2,9001,348$1,552
Enrolled493270$223
Acceptance Rate72.41%69.23%75.41%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.00%20.03%14.37%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Saint Ambrose. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,110 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 24.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,1101,0301,190
National Average1,168
Iowa Average1,131
SAT EBRW550510590
SAT Math560520600
ACT Composite242027
National Average24
Iowa Average23
ACT Math221826
ACT English242027

Student Population

Saint Ambrose University has a total of 2,747 students including 2,118 undergraduate and 629 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,199 male students and 1,714 female students attending Saint Ambrose. The school offers online degree programs and 157 students enrolled online exclusively (5.72% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,913 1,1991,714
Undergraduate2,228 1,0091,219
Graduate685 190495

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA
Phone563-333-6000
WEBwww.sau.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered116 Programs
Graduate Program Offered23 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate73.92%
Yield17.30%
Student Population2,747
Graduation Rate64%
Transfer-out Rate28%
Retention Rate79%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties191 (Full-time), 125 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs422 (Full-time), 133 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$69,864
Average Staff Salary$50,976