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Study at Saint Ambrose University

Saint Ambrose University, also referred to as SAU, is located in Davenport, Iowa, United States. It was established in the year 1882 by the Most Reverend John McMullen, DD, the first Bishop of Davenport. Originally, the university was a seminary and a school of commerce for young men. It offers degrees through the following colleges:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Health Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
The men's sports teams of SAU are known as the Fighting Bees, and the women's teams are called the Queen Bees. The women take part in sports such as basketball, golf, softball, tennis, cross country, and volleyball, whereas the men participte in baseball, basketball, football, soccer, golf, and cross country. SAU also has a large number of clubs and organizations on campus including the Finance Club, Phi Alpha Delta, and Student Government Association.

Profile of Saint Ambrose UniversitySaint Ambrose University is in a small city, in Davenport, IA. The school has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. Saint Ambrose University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Saint Ambrose University than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. There is a relatively broad range of courses and programs available at the school. The most common major fields study at Saint Ambrose University include business and management.

Saint Ambrose University Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants.

Some professors at Saint Ambrose University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 3, 870 students (3, 098 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Most students at Saint Ambrose University attend full-time. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at Saint Ambrose University belong to the Midwest Classic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"St. Ambrose University; independent, diocesan, and Catholic" enables its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically and physically to enrich their own lives and the lives of others"

Saint Ambrose University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management292business management, management science, accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, business, business and related services, . . .
Education and Teaching105elementary school teaching, special ed, history teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, physical education teaching, business teaching, English teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling88psychology, physical therapy, forensic psychology
Liberal Arts73history, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, economics, Spanish language, English, German language, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine43registered nursing
Science39biology, exercise physiology, physics, chemistry
Media36public relations, journalism, radio and television, mass communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33occupational therapy, sports and fitness management, health and fitness, health and physical education, recreational therapy
Security and Law Enforcement32criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice, criminal science
Family and Social Work24social work, public administration
Computer Science and Engineering16computer networking, information technology, computer science, system administration, computer security, network management
Design8design and visual communication, graphic design
Engineering8industrial engineering
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, theology, pastoral Counselling
Fine Arts4fine arts
Medical administration1health care administration
Art Studies0art studies
Contact: Saint Ambrose UniversitySaint Ambrose University

518 W Locust St

Davenport, IA 52803-2898

General Phone: (563) 333-6000