Saint Ambrose University Graduate Program Reviews

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86%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 14 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AOTA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 3,266 (2,490 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,868
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

Some of the best educators I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011

Excellent school that accommodates a part time Masters program that accommodates working full time at the same time. Quality education and great professors. Overall, had a great learning experience through St. Ambrose.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019

This is the first year St. Ambrose is offering a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, and I am part of the first cohort of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, although they were one of the first schools to have a Masters in OT. I applied for 15 schools (entry level-doctorate and masters programs) all over the country, and was accepted by nine schools. I ultimately choose St. Ambrose because: the cost, the lowest I applied to with a fixed tuition rate and the ability to get a doctorate in the same time it takes to get a masters) , prestige, the program design, and the faculty. I am about to finish midterms of my second semester, and I am so glad I am in this program. Every faculty member has a different background with different insights and views on occupational therapy, therefore the education you receive is very well rounded. Teachers are chosen to teach courses not only based on their background, but also on their interests. All of the faculty love what they do and want their students to be successful. The faculty has said to us since the first day "you will become our colleagues and trusted allies and so we will treat you as such from the start of your education". I feel that I am an important student, not a number or name on a roster of graduate students. Application to occupational therapy programs are extremely competitive and the program is intense, vigorous, and not for everyone.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

This program is one of the best in Chicago for students who want to become counselors and is especially geared toward adult learners and those going back to school. Dr. Z. is an incredible asset to the program and will begin your first year by making you practice counseling techniques that you never thought you could do. This program boasts that their students are some of the best prepared to tackle challenges in their internships compared to other programs in the city due to the amount of time you spend on practical skills. The professors take their role as a gatekeeper incredibly seriously and expect their students to be the best. The mental health of others is in the hands of their students, and they remind us not to take that lightly.
2.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2008

Mostly great teachers with different teaching styles which allowed for a variety of different ways to learn. Smaller class sizes in the masters program and some larger ones were also listed for undergrads so it was great to have interaction with those with no working professional experience and those with.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

St. Ambrose is an incredible school with an incredible faculty. In the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, the faculty are warm and welcoming. They are willing to work with you and help you succeed. They actually want you to succeed, which is refreshing and promising. All of the ratings and stats of both the programs and university as a whole are flawless. I am learning so much from them and am on a journey to becoming to the best physical therapist I can be, thanks to them. The only con I can think of is the expenses of the university. Tuition is pricey and loans are almost necessary. Despite that, It is a fantastic university, from the view of both an undergraduate and graduate student prospective.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

St. Ambrose University's Doctor of Physical Therapy is a top of the line program. They have found ways to utilize our time wisely by creating this 2.5 year graduate program while still teaching the students the most important aspects of becoming a Physical Therapist. I have heard and read from numerous Physical Therapists I've done observation hours with, newspapers, websites, etc. that St. Ambrose University's DPT students are well prepared, knowledgeable, and great to work with. Their DPT program has a boards first time passing rate of 99% (soon to be 100%), 100% of students find a job right after graduating, and 100% of students thoroughly enjoyed their time spent at St. Ambrose University. The only disadvantage of this program and university is that it is a private school and is 3x or more what public universities cost. In the long run, once you become a well-paid Physical Therapist all that money will be worth it!
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

St. Ambrose is a great university in which to receive a Master's degree, because it has accessible, knowledgeable professors and a state of the art facility. I personally am not a big fan of the Quad Cities (surrounding area) and the tuition is fairly steep.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

It is a great school with great professors. It is very competitive and they want students to do well.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

They offer a flexible class schedule and the professors are readily available to assist with any questions I have.
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