St. Ambrose University Admission RequirementsDavenport, Iowa
Chances of getting into Saint Ambrose University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT48%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
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 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.
|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%|
St. Ambrose University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT74%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.28
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
74% of Saint Ambrose University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||18%||15%|
What are the requirements for admission to Saint Ambrose University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.