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Davenport, Iowa

St. Ambrose University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Saint Ambrose University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60.8%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Ambrose University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into St. Ambrose University and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,244 out of 5,335 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Saint Ambrose University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% 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
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

St. Ambrose University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 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 >75%
23 to 26 Avg + 61%-75%
21 to 23 Avg - 51%-61%
19 to 21 Reach 40%-51%
Less than 19 Low <40%
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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 61% 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 2,981 2,270 5,335
Accepted 1,909 1,335 3,244
Acceptance Rate 64% 59% 61%
Enrolled 294 256 550
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 19% 17%

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.