If you are planning on applying to St Ambrose University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who submit their applications to St Ambrose University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.
Here's an overiew of some of St Ambrose University's admissions stats.
|St Ambrose University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Mean SAT Score||1119|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||21%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||34%|
These are the application deadlines for St. Ambrose University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
St Ambrose University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
St Ambrose University is a moderately difficult school to get into. 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 72% of all applicants, about 2,900 of the 4,005 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.
St Ambrose University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by St Ambrose University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with St Ambrose University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to St Ambrose University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with St Ambrose University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to St Ambrose University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
St Ambrose University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
St Ambrose University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 21% of St Ambrose University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 34% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other St Ambrose University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1030 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At St Ambrose University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a St Ambrose University student is 1119.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St Ambrose University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St Ambrose University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
To be most competitive at St Ambrose University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St Ambrose University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit
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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is St Ambrose University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for St Ambrose University is 72%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at St Ambrose University?
❌ St Ambrose University does not offer early decision.
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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 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
27 and Above
20 to 27
20 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to St Ambrose University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into St Ambrose University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 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
1200 and Above
1030 to 1200
1030 and Less
The median SAT score for St Ambrose University students is 1119. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to St Ambrose University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 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 3.39. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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