#9 Best Private Colleges in Washington

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Washington

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Saint Martin's University overview
Location Lacey, Washington
Online stmartin.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Martin's University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Saint Martin's University is a private liberal arts institution established in 1895 by the Order of Saint Benedict and is situated in Lacey, Washington, within close proximity to the state's capital, Olympia. The university's campus exudes a serene atmosphere with its Pacific Northwest setting and features a notable Abbey Church which showcases modern architectural elements. With an emphasis on holistic education grounded in the Catholic, Benedictine values, the university offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with engineering, education, and business being among the most pursued disciplines. Saint Martin's maintains a moderately selective admissions process, aiming to balance academic achievement with an individual?s potential for growth. Residence halls are available for students opting for on-campus living, contributing to a cohesive educational environment. While Saint Martin?s University is not particularly distinguished for its athletic programs, it provides student athletes the opportunity to compete in various sports at the NCAA Division II level, representing the school as the Saints.

In the most recent statistical year 2,095 prospective students applied, and 1,991 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 294 enrolled in the school.  1,322 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 287 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $41,660 plus fees of $560. Saint Martin's University is ranked 683 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Saint Martin's University is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 925/1180
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.46

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jul 31, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Martin's University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$560
Room and Board $13,840
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$60,060

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Martin's University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
Psychology 15%
Engineering 13%
Biology 8%
Education 7%

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