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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We have come together with compassion and respect for one another to overcome the serious challenges we have experienced thus far in 2020. Now, we are looking forward to returning to campus for the fall semester. To ensure the health and wellness of every Saint, we will look to our Benedictine values while exercising physical distancing and appropriate safety protocols. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
From Saint Martin's University

Founded in 1895, Saint Martin's is a private, liberal arts university located on 380-acres in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Saint Martin's is rooted in the Benedictine philosophy of education that focuses on four core values: Faith, Reason, Service and Community.

We provide a values-based education, a commitment to the individual student, and development of the whole person. From engineering to science, business to social work, nursing to education, our students are empowered to pursue a lifetime of learning and achievement.

At an 11:1 student to faculty ratio, our Saints receive an individualized education. We pride ourselves on making higher education affordable with over 20 million in scholarships awarded each year, and 100% of our students receiving financial aid.

With a diverse campus of over 26 faiths, and 51% of our students being ethnically diverse, we welcome and value all of our Saint's community. At Saint Martin's we think, serve, play, and live with heart!

Saint Martin's University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
96%
SAT Range
1020-1220
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,578/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,284/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

STEM Programs at Saint Martin's

Saint Martin's STEM programs boast 3 state of the art facilities that feature laboratories, design spaces, research labs, and our LEED Platinum-certified, cutting-edge engineering building. Saint Martin's is also opening a new Nursing Center this summer that will house an eight-bed nursing learning lab and two-bed simulation suite to support our new BSN and RN-to-BSN nursing programs.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,172Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
173
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Regular Americans
    32%
  • Outgoing
    21%
  • Entitled
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Community
    41%
  • Faith, community, justice, respect are key values.
    29%
  • Character
    18%
  • Good for some
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    62%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    89%
    National
    83%
    86%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

    Saint Martin's University Reviews

    423 reviews
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    A true "Home away from home." I just recently graduated from Saint Martin's, and this university has left such an impact on me. Not only did I find some life-long friends of mine that I will cherish forever, but I also received an amazing education in classroom environments that allowed me to learn and connect with the material. There are some parties off-campus, but that's not the focus of the school, and the Campus Life department has some fun events on campus so there's always something to do! Some examples: Casino Night, Spring Fest, Open Mic Nights, Meet a Hypnotist or Magician nights, and MORE! With everyone that you meet at the school, you really see that Saint Martin's "walks the walk", instead of just "talking the talk." I did have to take some loans out to afford the tuition, but in the end it was definitely worth it and I know that I made a great investment in choosing this school for my undergraduate degree.
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    I liked how many opportunities there were me to grow as a leader on campus. From on campus jobs to Student Association positions and clubs there are so many ways to get involved on campus! Saint Martin’s is the true definition of a small school. So if you’re looking for small class sizes, a community feel, and a place to call home for the next 4 years you’re in the right place.
    Saint Martin's has been very welcoming as an international student. The MBA program has an impressive selection of knowledgeable lecturers. SMU also has an emphasis on Global management which is essential to remain competitive in the business environment. Situated close to bars, restaurants and shops there are many things to do on campus and around the local area. The graduate admissions team was very helpful and made my application process seamless.