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Saint Martin's University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,771 Students

98% Admitted

  • 1,565 full time
  • 592 part time
  • 579 men full time
  • 640 women full time
  • 720 applied
  • 541 admitted
  • 234 enrolled

1,344 Undergraduates

$39,950 Tuition/Year

  • 359 Graduates
  • 102 Non-Degree
  • $39,950 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $12,410 room & board
  • $1,030 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Kelseyy from Lacey , WA
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  • 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…

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  • Anonymous
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  • 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…

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  • Megan from Kilauea, HI
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  • Saint Martin's University is a very welcoming community with a faculty and staff that help you succeed. There are great facilities and the environment is great. I highly recommend attending…

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Mission Statement

Established in 1895, Saint Martin's University is a Catholic, Benedictine institution that provides a values-centered approach to education with programs designed for the 21st century.

Saint Martin's welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Our vibrant, supportive community allows each student to enhance their understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Through personalized attention and a profound pledge to affordability, students leave Saint Martin's ready to create, build and serve - to think with heart.

Saint Martin's University
  • Located in Lacey, WA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,771 students enrolled
  • 98% admitted
  • $39,950 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • reviewer
  • I am a current student here

    I like the campus and the city of Lacey. The school is close to Olympia and Tacoma so there is alot to do and see. The school is located on 350 acres of beautiful forest and ponds. The students are very nice and I have made a lot of friends both in my classes and out of them. I stay busy and enjoy being here.

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  • 5
  • Megan from Lacey, WA
  • I am a current student here

    There are so many fun things to do on campus. There are sports to go watch, trails to hike, and cozy hidden study locals for those cold winter days. Anyone can come hang out in Campus Ministry and enjoy the snacks there.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Olympia, WA
  • I am a current student here

    As a small-town girl who grew up in a 360-degree panorama of green, I appreciate that the campus is surrounded by trees, providing a cushion from the urban sprawl outside. It is quieter and more peaceful than I thought it would be, for the middle of a city, which is very nice. The library and Harned Hall are great haunts for studying, and the latter is popular for socializing over a cup of coffee. When the weather is nice, you can go on a long nature walk with a friend, or camp out on a bench to chat or just people-watch. Somehow, it never becomes dull to hear the abbey church bells or to see the monks walking around on campus, either teaching or attending classes themselves. I knocked off a star from a full score because the dorms are frequently noisy. I do not know if it depends on what RA you have, but in my experience, quiet hours are rarely enforced outside of Dead Week (before/during finals).

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  • 5
  • Lyubov from Olympia, WA
  • I am a current student here

    While visiting several schools in Washington, what made Saint Martin's University stand out is it's peaceful atmosphere. The place is intimate, quiet and surrounded by 380 acres of green. One can get a blanket sit on the grass and have a picnic, study or even read a book. The church that is also on campus with the university adds even more serenity to the place because sometimes one can hear the bell, which sounds like a soundtrack added to a play to make it stand out and perfect. It's an ideal environment for studying, relaxing and basically enjoying your time.

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  • 2
  • Kathleen from Lakewood, WA
  • I am a past student here

    Dorm life was rather boring. Not many interesting events on campus, and tons of rule- breaking going on, under the noses of RA's who choose unfairly when to enforce such rules...

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