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 3,300 students enrolled each year at SAU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1070 (25th percentile) to 1270 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 20 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into SAU. 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. An estimated 80 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Saint Ambrose University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 13 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Ambrose University (SAU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Ambrose University was reported as 76.8% in Fall 2020 with over 4,880 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Ambrose University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.6%
  • 2017-2018: 61.8%
  • 2018-2019: 62.7%
  • 2019-2020: 76.8%
  • Projected SAU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 63.5%

How Does Saint Ambrose University (SAU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for SAU is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Augustana College56.6%
Knox College68.3%
Monmouth College66.7%
Cornell College61.8%
Coe College63.3%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Ambrose University (SAU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math580 - 680
Total Score1070 - 1270
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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