Saint Martin's University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Saint Martin's University Library
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Saint Martin's University Admissions Overview:

Saint Martin's is a largely open school; in 2016, 95% of applicants were admitted. Those with solid grades and test scores are likely to be accepted. In order to apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal essay. The school accepts the Common Application (more information on that below).

If you have any questions about applying, be sure to visit the school's website, where you'll find information about requirements, deadlines, etc. And, the admissions office is also available to help; feel free to contact them with any concerns.

Admissions Data (2016):

Saint Martin's University Description:

Saint Martin's University is a private Benedictine Roman Catholic university located in Lacey, Washington, just east of Olympia. Seattle is an hour away, and the college's 380-acre campus provides ready access to skiing, hiking, boating and other outdoor activities. Most Saint Martin's students come from Washington, but the student body represents 15 states and 18 countries.

About 50% are Catholic. Students can choose from 21 majors, and the university offers study-abroad programs in 18 countries. Saint Martin's prides itself on the meaningful interactions between faculty and students -- the school has a low student / faculty ratio of 10 to 1, and the average class size is just 12.

In athletics, the Saint Martin's Saints compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,586 (1,282 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,356
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,700
  • Other Expenses: $3,000
  • Total Cost: $49,056

Saint Martin's University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,329
    • Loans: $7,138

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 33%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Saint Martin's and the Common Application

Saint Martin's University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: