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St. Ambrose University Admission Requirements

Davenport, Iowa

Chances of getting into Saint Ambrose University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.7%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Ambrose University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into St. Ambrose University and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,281 out of 5,234 applicants were admitted making St. Ambrose University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Saint Ambrose University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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St. Ambrose University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
48%
SAT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1110

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

Saint Ambrose University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Ambrose University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >74%
1105 to 1190 Avg + 63%-74%
1020 to 1105 Avg - 50%-63%
935 to 1020 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 935 Low <37%
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St. Ambrose University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
74%
ACT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Ambrose University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >74%
23 to 26 Avg + 63%-74%
20 to 23 Avg - 50%-63%
17 to 20 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 17 Low <37%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.28
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Saint Ambrose University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Ambrose University was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 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 63% 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
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

74% 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 21%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 74%
Bottom 50% of class 26%
Bottom 25% of class 7%

Admission Statistics

Saint Ambrose University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,025 2,207 5,234
Accepted 1,925 1,355 3,281
Acceptance Rate 64% 61% 63%
Enrolled 266 240 506
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 18% 15%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Ambrose University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Saint Ambrose University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

63% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Ambrose University . Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1190. 48% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 74% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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