Davenport, IA
Saint Ambrose University


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Recent Reviews

Michael
Describe the students at your school.

They all come from Chicago meaning the cubs fans are always arguing with the sox fans. There is a lot of pride amoung our cla...

Describe the students at your school.

They all come from Chicago meaning the cubs fans are always arguing with the sox fans. There is a lot of pride amoung our classmates.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You may have heard this already but you'll know its the right campus for you the minute you step out of your car. If you don't connect with somebody right away it's alright because the school I attend tries very hard to make sure that you feel at home. It may be the most important concept that the right school choice is for the student, but parents (in my opinion) should also be awarded with the frame of mind that when they send there son/daughter to school that they will be safe and accounted for. Get involved in everything that you possibly can, everything you do in this advanced educated experience will be placed on a resume some day. Good Luck!!!!!!

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

That I'm kind of closer to home so I don't have to live on campus. I love the fact that I can personally relate and learn from the professors here. They really do care about the students.

Josh
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

THis school has a great student to teacher ratio. THe teachers are really good about meeting with their students for extra h...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

THis school has a great student to teacher ratio. THe teachers are really good about meeting with their students for extra help. There is a 3:1 ratio of girls to guys here.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for a college find one that fits you. Dont just look to go to the big party schools. Most of the time its the small school that have plenty of good partys to attend. If you have questions then ask them, most of the time the people are really nice and more than willing to help. I would suggest have a school where the student to teacher ratio is low because then you can get help from your teacher easier then you can at a bigger school. Also dont be afraid to put yourself out there when trying to meet new people. Everyone is always looking to meet new people so be willing to make new friends and dont be timid or scared because it will only make things harder.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I would say the worst thing about my school is the surrounding area. It isnt the nicest place in the world. It has alot of crime problems. The neighborhoods are real ghetto and worn . Gang related activity is taking place around the campus but never on it.

Allison
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell prospective students to really think about what is important for your college experience and then visit lots of ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell prospective students to really think about what is important for your college experience and then visit lots of different campuses to find out what works best for you. Figuring out what college to attend can be very overwhelming at first, but by visiting the schools and experiencing the campus life first-hand, it is much easier to picture how you would fit into that picture. Once you have decided what school to attend, my biggest advice would be to make the most of every moment and to work hard. I think that once you find a balance between your social life/activities and your academic life, everything else just fits into place. Always remember the reason you are attending school and try to learn as much as you can so that you are prepared for your life once you graduate, but also never forget to have fun and enjoy everything your campus has to offer! There are so many opportunities to have fun and learn at the same time! Enjoy your experience and never regret where life takes you.

What's unique about your campus?

I love that St. Ambrose University offers many diverse classes and opportunities and yet it retains the one-on-one attention and focus of a smaller school. I love that my professors know my name and that I can interact with my peers and fellow classmates throughout the semester. St. Ambrose is really great about giving opportunities to students without limiting them. I am able to choose from many classes and explose the areas that interest me the most. I love the freedom of this school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who knows the general area of study they would like to go into and wants the attention and feeling of a smaller school. St. Ambrose University offers smaller class sizes and one-on-one time with professors, while also allowing students to choose from a wide variety of classes. Campus life and social activities are also a great part of the student experience. Get ready to meet lots of great people and create your own personal experience on campus.

Deziree
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

St. Ambrose is a small Catholic University with many activites and majors to choose from that will give you a great experienc...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

St. Ambrose is a small Catholic University with many activites and majors to choose from that will give you a great experience whether you live at home or on campus with their fun atmosphere.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When trying to decide which college is right for you, really take the time to visit the schools you apply to. It also helps to do an overnight stay if it is offered, because it really shows you what your college experience would be like. In order to make the most of your college experience, really make sure you make great friends. That is the biggest thing especially if you are going away to school, because your friends really do become your family. Last but not least, make sure you have fun. You are only at college once and you should enjoy it, but dont enjoy it too much. You cant party at the school if you've flunked out. HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!!!

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I am on a varsity team. I can walk to the opposite of campus within 15 minutes. The on-campus housing is really nice. Pretty much everyone is really friendly. Teachers are very understanding and are enthusiastic about what they teach.

Marcie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell students to read "One More Thing Before You Go" by Maria Shriver. It really helped me to understand the process ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell students to read "One More Thing Before You Go" by Maria Shriver. It really helped me to understand the process of breaking away from my parents and how to deal with growing up. I would visit many colleges in your senior year of high school. To make most of your college experience, break out of your shell. Don't be shy and afraid to talk to people or go to an event by yourself, and get involved. All you need is confidence. Don't fall behind in your studies, if you go to class and do your homework you will do just fine. Just make sure you have a balance between a social life and your academic life! I would tell the parents, that if you love your childreen you will let them go. Please try not to hold onto them, and try to treat them like adults.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would of gotten to know the faculity of my major/minor better before I came here to school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is use to a smaller high school, will like St. Ambrose.

Amanda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To the students: A few tips for you before you choose a school. 1. Don't be influenced by what everyone else wants you to do...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To the students: A few tips for you before you choose a school. 1. Don't be influenced by what everyone else wants you to do. You are the one that has to live with the decision for at least the next four years, so make it because it is what you want. 2. Visit as many schools as it takes to find the right fit. I suggest wandering the campus alone to get a better feel without being pressured. 3. Know that everyone is different and what was right for one person doesn't make it right for you. Find a place that you can be yourself. When you get there: 1. Find a schedule that works for you. 2. Learn how to separate work from play; the work needs to be done in order to enjoy yourself. 3. Take time to have fun; this is the time in your life when you have the least amount of responsibilities, so take advantage of that but don't do anything you will regret later. To the parents: 1. Understand what your child needs to be successful. 2. Listen to your child with an open mind 3. Love your child unconditionally!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

actual cost of living as a college student goes beyond just the fees they list

Daniella
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its Physical Therapy and Nursing Program.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its Physical Therapy and Nursing Program.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students: Chossing the right college can be frustrating, but when you choose the right one you will know. Make sure it has your major, and if you are undecided be sure they have plenty of majors for you to sample! Remember that the college you choose is going to be your home for the next four years or more. Always carry a planner! You will have a lot of time on your hands, so use it wisely! Make friends, and always leave your door open (when you're in you room). I met my best friend while my door was open, and now we are roommates! Your college experience will be an emotional rollercoaster, but in the end you will look back and see that it has made you stronger. Parents: This is the time your son or daughter learns to be an adult. Just be there to listen, guide (when they ask), and be their ATM! A care package from home is a great way to send your love. Mail from home is always great. Never stop telling them you love them, and depending on your relationship phone calls are great too!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Ambrose is for you if you take your academic life seriously. Ambrose is for you if you want to make friends for life (professors included). Ambrose is for you if you want a home away from home.

Erica
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I could give about finding the right college and making the most of the experience is to visit as many school...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I could give about finding the right college and making the most of the experience is to visit as many schools as possible. This should include overnight visits with current students and attending a class, as well. The key to college is finding a place you can thrive in, but still be comfortable. For example, I was actually enrolled at University of Illinois until only a month before my freshman year in college. After attending my orientation that summer, I realized that while I could certainly get a good education there, I could never be comfortable with my surroundings. While having a school of almost 40,000 students and lectures with around 500 may appeal to some, I found out almost too late that I could not put myself into that environment. At St. Ambrose, I am still focusing at my academics, but in a setting I can enjoy. Until a student does these things, they can never know how their college experience will be until it starts. Always remember that even extensive research cannot compare to actually having the experience yourself.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst part about the school is the fact that it is run by the Davenport Catholic Diocese. While student input counts, the administration must always follow what the diocese wants, such as building a new dorm for more students, instead of building a decent athletic complex.

What kind of person should attend this school?

If you are looking for a small school with teachers that are almost always available, this is the place for you. Also, during the weekend, people are either partying or home, so either one of those could fit your description. Lastly, if you're looking for a place where the main weekend activity is a football game with tailgating, this is NOT the place to be. Few other students attend athletic events.

Sarah
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We have a good service learning program. The catholic tradition and atmosphere is nice here. You have many options of how to ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We have a good service learning program. The catholic tradition and atmosphere is nice here. You have many options of how to be involved. From volunteering to intramural sports or art events.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For students and parents of students searching for the right college I would say to have an idea of what you want and give yourselves plently of time to search and explore colleges. You need to know what your ideal college would look like, the academic program it would have, the extracurriculars. You may find that perfect college, but more realistically you will find something close to it, not perfect, but good, maybe even great! If you know what you want you can search out colleges that have those things and eliminate those that do not. I would also tell students and their parents searching for colleges to remember that a college experience is what YOU make out of it. You need to be at a place with a academic program that fits your needs and that has activities you are interested in, but at the end of the say YOU will be the one who makes your college experience what it is. Remember to not neglect those personal things that mean a lot to you, when searching for a college. They may seem small and insignificant, but if they mean something to you, you SHOULD consider them.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing.... I would have to say some of the professors do not seem to really be there for their students, but there are a lot of great ones, especially once you get into classes that are speific to your major.

Meghan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

the physical therapy and nursing programs

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

the physical therapy and nursing programs

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit alot of different colleges and universities. If you know money will be tight talk to the financial aid offices at the school and your bank; most schools will help you alot if you really want to be there. Visit both large state schools as well as small private schools. Take into careul consideration the distance from home and the commute to get home. Start saving quarters.

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