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Saint Martin’s University Overview

Saint Martin's University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lacey, Washington. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Saint Martin’s University Known For?

409 Undergraduate Awards
$36,989 Avg Cost After Aid
98% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Saint Martin's is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Saint Martin's.
  • In 2017-2018, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Saint Martin's bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $47,800 a year. That's about 17% more than their peers at other schools.

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Saint Martin’s University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Saint Martin's.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Value Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Civil Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Saint Martin's has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#26 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#34 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#142 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Saint Martin’s University?

Location of Saint Martin's University

Contact details for Saint Martin's are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5000 Abbey Way Se, Lacey, WA 98503-7500
Phone: 360-491-4700

How Do I Get Into Saint Martin’s?

You can apply to Saint Martin’s online at:

Admission Requirements for Saint Martin’s

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Saint Martin’s?

98% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 98%, Saint Martin's is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 96%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Saint Martin's submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Martin's University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Martin's University  ( 490 to 590 )
Saint Martin's received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Martin's University  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford Saint Martin’s University?

$36,989 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Saint Martin's is $36,989. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Saint Martin's, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $6,724 a year. That adds up to $26,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Saint Martin's is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Martin’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,257 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,389 undergraduate students at Saint Martin's, with 1,257 being full-time and 132 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Saint Martin's

There are also 240 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,257 full-time undergraduates at Saint Martin's, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Saint Martin's

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Martin's University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Saint Martin's Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 123
Black or African American 73
Hispanic or Latino 193
White 572
International Students 59
Other Races/Ethnicities 237

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Martin's University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 17 countries are represented at Saint Martin's. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.

Online Learning at Saint Martin’s University

55 Took All Classes Online
269 Took At Least One Class Online
-16.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 269 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Saint Martin's has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Saint Martin’s

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Martin's University was -16.1%. This is the #2,635 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Saint Martin's regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Saint Martin’s University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Computer Science 102 22 0 0 124
Business Administration & Management 0 60 0 36 96
General Psychology 0 37 0 0 37
Mechanical Engineering 0 30 0 2 32
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 21 0 10 31
General Biology 0 28 0 0 28
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 23 23
Civil Engineering 0 15 0 3 18
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 16 0 0 16
Accounting 0 11 0 4 15
Educational Administration 0 0 11 2 13
Nursing 0 9 0 0 9
History 0 9 0 0 9
Social Work 0 8 0 0 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 7 0 0 7
Other Education 0 0 0 7 7
Political Science & Government 0 6 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 5 0 0 5
Mathematics 0 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 0 4 0 0 4
Anthropology 0 4 0 0 4
Student Counseling 0 0 2 1 3
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 3 3
Music 0 3 0 0 3
General Education 0 2 0 0 2
Special Education 0 2 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 102 307 13 91 513


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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