Saint Martin's University

367 reviews
  1. Lacey, WA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Saint Martin's University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Saint Martin's University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
935-1155
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,953/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,313/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,060/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,867/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,608/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,594/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,096Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Outgoing
    27%
  • Regular Americans
    27%
  • Entitled
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Community
    55%
  • Character
    27%
  • Faith, community, justice, respect are key values.
    9%
  • Good for some
    9%

After Saint Martin's University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

367 reviews
  • Excellent
    49
  • Very Good
    135
  • Average
    153
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    8
The Perfect Place for People of All Interests – While Lacey is a rather small city, there are several activities around and off campus that can keep students busy and entertained, including coffee shops, restaurants, parks, movie theaters, opportunities for volunteer service, and even an area for laser tagging right down the street from the University. There are even cultural activities to attend, such as the jazz festival, the dragon boat festival, and presentations done by groups visiting from different countries. The campus and surrounding community is very safe,there are plenty of stores surrounding the campus to shop at for your everyday needs, and the locals are quite friendly. There are several attractions that are a few hours away and excellent for day trips, such as the beautiful Chambers Bay golf course considered to be one of the best golf courses in the world, downtown Olympia and its farmers market, and the world-renowned Pike Place Market in Seattle. If you are an outdoorsy type, there are plenty of places to pique your interest, what with the many hiking trails on and off campus, and with Washington having several different environments, from beaches and deserts to forests and mountains. There is also a recreation center on campus with amazing gym equipment, and there's plenty of sports games to see during the school year. Go Saints!
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 15 2011
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.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 5 2015
The school is okay if you're choosing to enroll in either engineering or education (both of which also have issues, but are more funded than any other program at the school). However, if you choose any other major be prepared for subpar supplies in lab (if you even have enough lab equipment) and issues preparing for life after school. Like any school, some professors are absolutely amazing and make class both enjoyable and easy to learn, and other professors should consider another profession. The financial aid is pretty good, just make sure to regularly keep in touch with them so that there are no surprises. Also, make sure to really get a jump on registering for classes, and have a backup schedule handy to change to in case the classes are cancelled or more likely moved into another time slot after you register that you can't fit into the schedule.
  • College Junior
  • July 16 2015