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Reviews 351 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: You don't see much of the administration except for when you specifically need to see them in their respected offices

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: This is a really quiet campus, everyone's usually too busy with homework during the semester to think of harming anyone else, and the Lacey police are close-by and will ride through campus a lot

2 people found this useful Report
College Senior

Party Scene: I live way of campus.

3 College Senior

Administration: Every kind of keeps to themselves, so....

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academics: Good teacher but really small. Not a lot of options.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus.

College Senior

Greek Life: I don't know enough about it.

3 College Senior

Majors: There are only a few teachers for my major.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: They are very serious about student safety.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: They are pretty competitive and there are only a few.

1 person found this useful Report
College Senior

Athletics: I am not a sporty person at all, so I don't know.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the restaurants are within walking distance.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is very good food offered and I personally enjoy the variety. I am very satisfied with this school food-wise.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: We don't really have anything big in Greek life. We just have academic fraternities and sororities which are not as involved as they probably could be.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Our athletic teams are not that great but still fun to attend! The workout facility is not that great at all, I really wish that it was much larger and there was just a better variety of everything. Weight room could definitely use upgrades. If we had better sports teams I feel that the school would be even more into the sports as well but right now we are a below average sports school.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I am not vegan and can have gluten so I'm not sure about those options quite as much but I do know that the options are plentiful and fairly reasonable. Some places give student discounts, but I feel as if they all should. Late night dining is not bad either, but I cannot expect every restaurant to stay open all night.

4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into my program was not too bad. My grades are very good so I really did not have to worry about getting in much at all though. My program is well worth it!

5 College Junior

Local Area: It is a beautiful area with plenty of incredible people very willing to help! I really enjoy it and I have intentions to live here after college!

College Junior

Party Scene: I don't ever party, so I'm not particularly sure about the party scene...

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is very friendly and outgoing. It is easy to make friends and get along with people as well.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live about ten minutes away and love the entire area. There is so much to do and it is a beautiful area. The pricing can vary however, so finding a price in your budget can be difficult but it is possible to find one!

5 College Junior

Administration: It is a no-alcohol campus. You are not allowed to have alcohol on the campus and they enforce this. They are extremely thorough with each and every rule and guideline that needs to be followed and do it in such a way that you still have respect for them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There are only few kind of sports that are available for students to do.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The scholarships are alright, it could be better. It is hard to cover a private school's cost.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: I definitely enjoy the surrounding, and even more so like the people around here

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Most students will say that they feel at home while attending Saint Martin’s, but there are students who think it is too small, too boring, or they just don't enjoy their experience. The professors are knowledgeable, accessible, and friendly, with class sizes that are small. Overall, the campus is beautiful, and there are a variety of opportunities students can grasp if they want to (e.g., leadership, study abroad, etc.). The location of the University can be a turn-off for students who come from a big city, but oftentimes students will find the hidden gems Lacey-Olympia-Tumwater has to offer. Nature surrounds the school, and it is no surprise for students to spot a herd of deer up close. And when it's time to graduate, all undergraduate and graduate students receive a hood—you definitely will not get that at a bigger school. These are just a few reasons Saint Martin’s University is the place to be, to feel at home.

The functioning Benedictine monastery is very unique to Saint Martin’s. Monks serve as professors as well as other roles at the University. Many times you will see a person wearing all black with what looks like a cape; these are the monks and their attire is called a habit. Where else can you find monks playing video games in the student union building? At Saint Martin's, it's an everyday occurrence. As a Benedictine university, classes are often taught with the staples of the Benedictine philosophy. Students graduate feeling, knowing, and growing into their individuality with "faith, reason, and service" in mind.

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