|Applicant Competition||Very 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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1170|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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
|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%|
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.
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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%||12%||13%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Saint Ambrose University is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Saint Ambrose University and what student information is used for 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.
48% of students submit their SAT scores to St. Ambrose University . 74% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.