St. Martin's University

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5000 Abbey Way SE

Lacey, WA 98503

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Phone: (360) 491-4700
2013-2014 Tuition
$29,834
tuition and fees
Students
1,479
enrolled
50%
male /
50%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
82.3%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#49 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Summary

St. Martin's University is a private institution that was founded in 1895. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,479, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Martin's University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 49. Its tuition and fees are $29,834 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Saint Martins University is a Catholic Benedictine institution of higher education that empowers students to pursue a lifetime of learning and accomplishment in all arenas of human endeavor. Saint Martins students learn to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others through the interaction of faith, reason, and service. The University honors both the sacredness of the individual and the significance of community in the ongoing journey of becoming.

Established in 1895, Saint Martins University is the educational mission of Saint Martins Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. The physical beauty of Saint Martins 300-acre campus reflects the rich intellectual and spiritual nature of its presence in the Pacific Northwest. Essential features of university life are animated by its Benedictine identity and its participation in the centuries-old traditions of Catholic intellectual thought and the search for truth. Thus, the University honors students and guides them towards achieving academic excellence. Superior teaching is the expected norm. Rooted in the long tradition of the liberal arts, the university curriculum cultivates creativity and the ability to communicate and pursue ideas; critical thinking and independent inquiry; academic proficiency; the formation of sound ethical judgments; and service to humanity. Reflecting the Benedictine virtue of hospitality, the University welcomes and, indeed, seeks students not only from the Pacific Northwest, but also from other parts of the nation and the world at its main and extension campuses. Saint Martins treasures persons of all ages, religions, and nationalities as it encourages cognizance of diverse viewpoints and an appreciation of all cultures.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1895
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Benedictine)
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $12,673,850

Applying

When applying to St. Martin's University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 82.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Martin's University is 12:1, and the school has 61.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Martin's University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Engineering; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 41%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 29%
Psychology 17%
Engineering 14%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%

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Student Life

St. Martin's University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,479, with a gender distribution of 49.6 percent male students and 50.4 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus. St. Martin's University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,823
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

St. Martin's University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. St. Martin's University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Martin's University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at St. Martin's University.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Martin's University, 90.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,291.

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Tuition and fees $29,834 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,660 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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