Saint Ambrose University

Men's NAIA Coach: Jon Paul
4 / 10
2,309 Undergrads / 3,045 Students
9 / 10
$26,561 Net Price
2 / 10
77% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Kansas Collegiate (KCAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
55% / 64%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Coach's Description

Garrett Wimberly was announced as the head men's and women's lacrosse coach at St. Ambrose University on Sept. 1, 2016. Wimberly, the 2013 Deep South Conference Coach of the Year while at the University of Memphis, joined the Bees after serving as a volunteer assistant with the VMI lacrosse program in 2016. "I am thrilled to be joining the St. Ambrose University family. It is an honor and privilege to coach at such a great institution that carries a rich history of success within the Athletic Department," Wimberly said. After playing for the University of Memphis club program as a goalie and midfielder from 2008-11, Wimberly started his coaching career at his former high school, St. Benedict at Auburndale in Memphis, Tenn. He took the school to its first state championship game appearance in 2012 as the team finished as runners-up in the TSLA Division 2. Wimberly then returned to the University of Memphis to guide the men's club program. He transitioned the team into the Deep South Conference and helped the team earn back-to-back winning seasons in 2013 and 2014 while earning his conference coach of the year award. He was the head coach at Houston High School in Germantown, Tenn., in 2013 before returning to St. Benedict in 2014 to become the boys and girls head lacrosse coach. Wimberly takes over a St. Ambrose men's program that has qualified for the postseason in two of its three years. The Bees joined the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) this summer as an associate member in men's lacrosse. He will also begin building a women's program that will start play in the spring of 2018. "I believe that our Lacrosse programs can succeed in the KCAC and NAIA. The NAIA is growing at a rapid pace. With Coach Shovlain and the SAU Athletic Department being ahead of this trend, I feel we have a strong advantage moving forward," Wimberly said. "During the interview process, I immediately noticed the passion and commitment SAU holds towards the Athletic programs. The commitment to build new state-of-the-art facilities is a dream come true for any coach and will make recruiting to SAU very promising." "We are very pleased with the hiring of Coach Wimberly," Shovlain said. "He has experience at all levels and has coached men and women. We are very confident he will successfully lead our lacrosse programs." Wimberly graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Education, Sport

Team Road Trips

The Fighting Bees primarily travel around Missouri. The team also travels north to Indiana and Illinois and east to South Carolina. The team is NAIA, which means it can provide athletic scholarships to its players. However, the NAIA does not organize lacrosse so the team plays MCLA competition. Exception is Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic conference (WHAC) within NAIA.

Recruit Commits
Dominc Della Vedova Ankeny High School - Thunder Lacrosse Ankeny, IA Def, LSM
William Perrier Royal Bay Secondary School Victoria , BC LSM, Def
Dawson Dickerson St. Anne's Belfield School Charlottesville, VA Mid
Myles Leyden St. Rita Chicago, IL Att
Josh Bales Mukwonago Mukwonago, WI Mid, Faceoff
Zac Grove Metea Valley Aurora, IL Mid, Faceoff
Jon Kasanicky Westlake Eagle Mountain, UT Def, LSM
Matt Madril Castle View Castle Rock, CO Mid, Att
Caleb Neff O'Fallon Township O'Fallon, IL Att
Patrick Yielding Minooka Channahon, IL Mid
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Where Grads Live
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  • Peoria Illinois Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Dubuque Iowa Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Waterloo Iowa Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Kansas City Missouri Area
  • Rockford Illinois Area
Where Grads Work
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  • US Army
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  • The University of Iowa
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  • UnitedHealth Group
  • HNI Corporation
  • The HON Company
  • Caterpillar Inc.
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What Grads Do
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  • Accounting
  • Administrative
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  • Consulting
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Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
580 - 680
1030 - 1230
19 - 25
19 - 25
20 - 25

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 4,877 2,051 2,826
% Admitted 77% 94% 65%
% Admits That Enroll 13% 12% 14%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.32
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (22%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (13%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (13%)
    Psychology (12%)
    Psychology, General (10%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (10%)
    Education (7%)
    Engineering (6%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (5%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (5%)
    Elementary Education and Teaching (4%)
    Management Science (4%)
    Accounting (4%)
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science (4%)
    Industrial Engineering (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$31,812
    Books & Supplies$1,320
    Cost of Living$11,024
    Personal Expenses$3,282
    Sticker Price$47,438

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship100%$19,208
    Federal Grants29%$4,349
    Pell Grants29%$4,143
    Other Federal15%$442
    State & Local Grants12%$5,180
    Institutional Grants100%$17,343
    Student Loans73%$8,989
    Federal Loans72%$5,216
    Other Loans20%$14,235

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $158 Million $51,963

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $25,500.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $20,859 $271

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 5.2%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,428 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $47,300

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.78 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 55% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 3 3
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 11 10
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Other
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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