Saint Martin's University

Lacey, WA, USA
3.79 Average Rating

Originally founded in 1895 by monks of the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, Saint Martin’s University is a Benedictine school in northwest Washington state. The only Benedictine university west of the Rocky Mountains, Saint Martin’s confers bachelor’s degrees in 29 academic majors. As a Catholic institution, Saint Martin’s celebrates student-led mass twice per week and encourages students to attend daily mass held by the monastic community at Saint Martin’s Abbey. For a break from campus life, Saint Martin’s hosts the Saints Outdoor Adventure Recreation (SOAR) program which sponsors numerous trips for outdoor activities such as skiing and snowboarding.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
98%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
80%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
23%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1062
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,565
Total Number of Undergrads
1,344
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
61%
20-39 Students
38%
0
100
38%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,416
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$37,356
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,356
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,410
Books and Supplies
$1030

Aid & Grants

0
100
81%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,214
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,570
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,611

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,135
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$249
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
30
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
39%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Saints
School Colors
Red/Black/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Seattle
Portland
Washington
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
35%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,275
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What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
Saint Martin's University has a positive and interactive atmosphere. it provides great education with a variety of major and grad programs. It is a campus where I feel comfortable and where I am also fully supported my professors.
Kelseyy from Lacey , WA
Saint Martin's is a very peaceful, beautiful campus. It has a welcoming environment with great staff. A campus I recommend to others.
Samuel from Granger, WA
Busy, Intense, cheap
Antoinette from Aberdeen, WA
SMU is a small, liberal arts university with dynamic, enthusiastic and talented faculty. It's a fun and welcoming community that is easy to join. There are many opportunities to join clubs and get involved on campus.
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