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St. Ambrose University Admission Requirements

Davenport, Iowa

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Chances of getting into Saint Ambrose University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.8%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Ambrose University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into St. Ambrose University and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,745 out of 4,877 applicants were admitted making Saint Ambrose University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Saint Ambrose University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Saint Ambrose University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Ambrose University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
48%
SAT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Saint Ambrose University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Ambrose University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >85%
1170 to 1270 Avg + 77%-85%
1070 to 1170 Avg - 66%-77%
970 to 1070 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 970 Low <54%
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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 19
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 #16 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 2019 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 + 77%-86%
20 to 22 Avg - 69%-77%
18 to 20 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 18 Low <59%
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St. Ambrose University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.28
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 3.28 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 grades are above the average 3.28 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as St. Ambrose University accepts 77% of all applicants.

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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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Saint Ambrose University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,826 2,051 4,877
Accepted 1,825 1,920 3,745
Acceptance Rate 65% 94% 77%
Enrolled 249 228 477
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 12% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

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?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Ambrose University . Admission competition is and the college has average 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 1070 and 1270. 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.