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St. Ambrose University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1882
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 2,829
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, IA 52803-2898

Website

http://www.sau.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@sau.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Meg Halligan
Admissions office telephone: (563) 333-6300
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.sau.edu/administration/newstudent/admit-form.htm Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 1 1
Social studies 1 1
History 1 1
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 18 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 84%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 84%
Total applicants: 1,709
Total acceptances: 1,438
Total freshman enrollment: 510
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 710
Male acceptances: 598
Male freshman enrollment: 212
 
Female applicants: 999
Female acceptances: 840
Female freshman enrollment: 298
Out-of-state freshmen: 61%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 61%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 92%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 1%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 99%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 25
Math: 18 – 24
Composite: 19 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.6% 4.2% 3.6%
24-29 28.3% 27.9% 26.8%
18-23 62.5% 50.9% 49.5%
12-17 5.6% 16.6% 19.8%
6-11 0.0% 0.4% 0.4%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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