2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 4,005 students have applied and 2,900 students have allowed to admit to Saint Ambrose University (Acceptance rate: 72.41%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 17.00 % where 493 students have finally enrolled out of 2,900 admitted students.
Saint Ambrose acceptance rate is higher (easier to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Iowa. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Drake University and Maharishi International University, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 83.23%).
Saint Ambrose enrollment rate (yield) is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Iowa. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 40.29%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to Saint Ambrose University

The following table summarizes the contact and directory information to apply Saint Ambrose. Saint Ambrose offers benefits for veterans, service member, or qualified family members. You may need to prepare certificate of eligibility (COE ) from the Veterans Affairs .
Admissionwww.sau.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.sau.edu/apply
Financial Aidwww.sau.edu/cost-and-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.sau.edu/cost-and-aid/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionwww.sau.edu/academics/academic-resources/veteran-services
Athleticwww.sau.edu/assessment/student-right-to-know
Disability Servicewww.sau.edu/academics/academic-resources/accessibility-resource-center

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average SAT score is 1,110 and the average ACT score is 24 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Saint Ambrose University is around average than the schools (average score is 1,218). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Saint Ambrose University1,11024
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,19326
All U.S. Colleges1,12368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges1,13269
4-Years Colleges1,12468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Iowa1,11267

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Saint Ambrose University, 105 students submitted SAT scores (21% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,110 and it is around average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Iowa. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510590
Mathematics520600
Total1,0301,190
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)
At Saint Ambrose University, 166 students submitted ACT scores (34% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 24 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Iowa. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Composite2027
English2027
Mathematics1826

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Saint Ambrose University. The school requires 3 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Saint Ambrose University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended