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Encyclopedia > Saint Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport. It is located in a residential area of Davenport, Iowa. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport, Iowa. ... Davenport is a city in the American state of Iowa that borders the Mississippi River. ...



St. Ambrose College was founded in 1882 by the Rev. John McMullen, the first bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, to serve young men as a seminary and a school of commerce. In 1927, St. Ambrose was admitted to the North Central Association of Colleges and fully accredited. In 1968, St. Ambrose became fully coeducational. In 1969, the board of trustees was expanded into a board of directors that included the laity. The Master of Business Administration program was Ambrose’s first venture into graduate education in 1977. In 1987-88, St. Ambrose adopted a three college organizational structure, thus becoming a University. In 1997, St. Ambrose established its first doctoral program, the Doctor of Business Administration. Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Davenport could refer to: A place in: England: Davenport, Greater Manchester United States of America: Davenport, California Davenport, Florida Davenport, Iowa Davenport, New York Davenport, Washington Davenport, Nebraska a state electoral district in South Australia Electoral district of Cheltenham a federal electoral district in Canada: Davenport (electoral district) People: Davenport... A seminary is a specialized university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in theology, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... In religious organizations, the laity comprises all lay persons collectively. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...

Students and Faculty

The university enrolls approximately 3,600 students, as of Fall 2005. 2,698 of these students were undergraduates, 925 were graduate students. The student body is 60% female and 68% of students study full time. Approximately half of the students live on campus. 64% of incoming students are Catholic, and 8.8% identify themselves as belonging to a minority group.

The college employs 338 faculty members, and 228 staff. The student-faculty ratio is approximately 16 to 1.


St. Ambrose University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In its review of 1998, the Association recommended a 10-year approval for St. Ambrose. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


St. Ambrose's annual operating budget is approximately $55,000,000. The mascot for St. Ambrose teams is the Fighting Bee.

External links

  • Saint Ambrose University Website

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Saint Ambrose University is a rather small, private institution founded in 1882 in affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church, to whom SAU’s ties are strong until today.
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