Saint Ambrose University (SAU)

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SAU can be found in Davenport, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,000 students enrolled each year at SAU.

Many students at this school scored between 20 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Saint Ambrose University (SAU) average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.33 for accepted students. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Ambrose University (SAU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Ambrose University was reported as 96.2% in Fall 2013 with over 2,900 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAU ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • SAU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Ambrose University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Saint Ambrose University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SAU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 95.0%
  • 2010-2011: 83.9%
  • 2011-2012: 83.9%
  • 2012-2013: 73.2%
  • 2013-2014: 96.2%
  • Projected SAU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 86.3%

How Does Saint Ambrose University (SAU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SAU is seventy-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Augustana College58.7%
Knox College75.0%
Monmouth College64.3%
Cornell College64.1%
Coe College61.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Ambrose University (SAU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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