If you are thinking about applying to St Ambrose University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.
|St Ambrose University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||25%|
|Mean SAT Score||1069|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||45%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||64%|
St. Ambrose University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into St Ambrose University. St Ambrose University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, St Ambrose University accepted 74% of students, around 3,400 of the 4,601 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like St Ambrose University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to St Ambrose University must submit the following items. Double check with St Ambrose University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to St Ambrose University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 4% submitted a class rank. At St Ambrose University 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 65% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At St. Ambrose University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||20%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||20%|
|2.00 and 2.49||6%|
St Ambrose University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
St Ambrose University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 45% of St Ambrose University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 64% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other St Ambrose University applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At St Ambrose University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a St Ambrose University student is 1069.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St Ambrose University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St Ambrose University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
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To be most competitive at St Ambrose University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St Ambrose University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St Ambrose University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to St Ambrose University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in St Ambrose University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to St Ambrose University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to St Ambrose University.
Does St Ambrose University accept transfer credits?
St Ambrose University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. St Ambrose University accepts:
Does St Ambrose University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
St Ambrose University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to St Ambrose University?
No, St Ambrose University is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is St Ambrose University's acceptance rate?
St Ambrose University's acceptance rate is 74%.
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How hard is it to get into St Ambrose University? St Ambrose University is a somewhat selective institution. The St Ambrose University acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to St Ambrose University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to St Ambrose University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to St Ambrose University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into St Ambrose University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1150 and Above
980 to 1150
980 and Less
The median SAT score for St Ambrose University students is 1069. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to St Ambrose University, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at St Ambrose University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At St Ambrose University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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