Saint Martin's University

Overview of Saint Martin's University

Saint Martin's University is in a medium-sized suburb, in Lacey, WA. The school has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. Saint Martin's University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Areas of Study

There are more programs of study at Saint Martin's University than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include business and management, education and teaching, engineering, therapy and counseling.

Saint Martin's University Selectivity

Saint Martin's University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007-2008 was 420 to 550 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 430 and 570.


Some professors at Saint Martin's University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Body

The school, in 2007-2008, had 1,605 students (1,498 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Saint Martin's University belong to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, Great Northwest Athletic Conference, Great Northwest Athletic Conference for major sports.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Saint Martin's University

Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey , WA 98503-7500
General Phone: (360) 491-4700

Saint Martin's University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management136business management, business administration, accounting
Therapy and Counseling62psychology, counseling psychology
Education and Teaching59educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, teacher education, education courses
Engineering39civil engineering, civil engineering courses, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Liberal Arts31English, humanities, social services, anthropology, economics, political science, history
Science27biology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement21criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work14community organization
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Martin's University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree29923
Post-master's certificate01
Postbaccalaureate certificate211
Master's degree856

Saint Martin's University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Martin's University had a total enrollment of 1,605 students (1,498 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 7%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 9%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 21%
20-21 21%
22-24 17%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Saint Martin's University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 100 %

Saint Martin's University Room and Board (2007)

Saint Martin's University offers campus housing for 643 of its 1,498 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Lacey, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Saint Martin's University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420550
SAT Math430570
SAT Writing410540
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Martin's University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,112
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,112
Room and board $ 8,630
Room charge $ 4,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,230
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,300

Financial Aid:
Saint Martin's University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 379400)

Saint Martin's University Faculty

Saint Martin's University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year18$64,9045$60,470
Associate professoracademic year22$53,64010$50,315
Assistant professoracademic year9$45,2999$46,734
Instructoracademic year3$32,8910*
All faculty totalacademic year52$54,89924$51,088

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Martin's University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Track Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports246

Saint Martin's University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Engineering, Other
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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