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Saint Ambrose University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 402 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NAIA Division II

Midwest Classic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $39,361)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $33,764)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 44 16 - -
Bowling 24 19 - -
Football 196 - - -
Golf 19 13 - -
Soccer 43 34 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Tennis 10 8 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 44 35 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 21 20 - -
Volleyball 38 37 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.0%
Hispanic 3.8%
Non-resident alien 0.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.7%
Two or more races Less than 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 79.5%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Saint Ambrose University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 25
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Aaron from Davenport, IA
  • 4
  • the residence halls at st. ambrose are very nice, and can be very functional if the students take the time to organize their room. st. ambrose will go from traditional…

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  • Francesca from Rock Island, IL
  • 5
  • The housing here is amazing! You can be living in an on-campus apartment suite by sophomore year, and guaranteed by junior year. Freshmen (about 90%) enjoy living in suites with…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Erika from Woodhull, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The food at SAU isn't awful, but it isn't necessarily the best food you will ever experience in your life. It can be hit or miss; some days, like wing or chicken nugget days, are really good. Other days are downright awful. This is partially because of how the food company that Saint Ambrose works with, Sodexo, is just not well-known for quality. The meal plan is also somewhat overpriced for what you get too. And it can only be used at the cafeteria, not the Rogalski Food Court. The food court is a bit better than the cafeteria, but it can be pretty pricey and like I said before, you cannot use your meal plan to buy the food there. You can use Buzz Bucks, which is basically money set aside into an account from your meal plan that you can use at the campus Starbucks or the food court. But most meal plans don't give you very many Buzz Bucks per semester, so you are still paying more than the food situation is really worth. Wing day is the bomb though.

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  • 3
  • Tiffany from Davenport, IA
  • I am a current student here

    I have to say that this is the major weakness. You have to take into account that I'm used to my Hispanic heritage flavored food. However, the company that runs the cafeteria tries to have food for every type of people and the cafeteria space is nice and comfortable. You can sit and relax with your friends while enjoying the food and meeting other students.

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  • 2
  • Megan from Darien, IL
  • I am a past student here

    the food at ambrose is by Sodexo. with that being said i didnt know many people who liked the food there. occasionaly they would have good days with good food but normally its not very good and people get sick from it a lot... so bring a microwave so you can cook yourself food!! there is also rogo where you can use buzz bucks to get food but they dont have that much of a variety and they are kind of expensive.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    I wish there was more options for food on campus; however, that kind of goes with the territory of having a small school. I also wish that the hours were better. The dining center closes way too early on weekends, and there are times during the day that the dining center is not open.

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  • 5
  • Timothy from Davenport, IA
  • I am a current student here

    Iowa has many wonderful restaurants, however, Saint Ambrose University has two wonderful cafeterias and a system to bring in home recipes for everyone to share. You wont go hungry.

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  • 5
  • Joshua from Rock Island, IL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    An assortment of restaurants are near by to the campus. Including one of my favorite places if you like wings and ribs the Filling Station is one of the best. As well as other great places like Olive Garden, Hooter's, Hero's Pub & a full dining hall with a buffet for students that wish to cut some cost eating on campus.

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  • 3
  • Jordan from Marseilles, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Rogalski Center provides fantastic food, a great alternative to the cafeteria for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As for Cosgrove there is a main course everyday along with options such as salad bar, sandwich station, pasta, pizza and burgers.

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  • 3
  • BeeStudent
  • I am a past student here

    The Rogalski food court is convenient and they have a good selection. It's not the cheapest though.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Hannah from Joliet, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Sadly, there is no Greek life on campus. Our version of Greek life would be our Majors. Our major clubs are our Greek life on campus.

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