Saint Martin's University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Washington


Saint Martin's University is a private Benedictine Roman Catholic university located in Lacey, Washington, just east of Olympia. Seattle is an hour away, and the college's 380-acre campus provides ready access to skiing, hiking, boating and other outdoor activities. Most Saint Martin's students come from Washington, but the student body represents 15 states and 18 countries. About 50% are Catholic. Students can choose from 21 majors, and the university offers study-abroad programs in 18 countries. Saint Martin's prides itself on the meaningful interactions between faculty and students -- the school has a low student / faculty ratio of 10 to 1, and the average class size is just 12. In athletics, the Saint Martin's Saints compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1659
Total Grad Students: 182
Undergraduate Students: 1477
Faculty: 70

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Percent Male: 50%
Percent Female: 50%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

5300 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey Washington 98503


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 430 560
Math 450 560
Writing 440 550

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 75%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -75%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 3000

Room and Board: 8960

Tuition and Fees: 27897

Total Cost: 40857

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7109

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 71%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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