Catholic Benedictine university
Next steps for accepted students

Admitted? Next steps



Office of Admissions

5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4596 / 800-368-8803
Fax: 360-412-6189
Twitter: @gotosmu
Email: admissions@stmartin.edu
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

University profile

  • Founded in 1895
  • Private, Catholic Benedictine comprehensive university
  • 380-acre campus, graced with woods, trails, and wildlife
  • 1 hour to Seattle; 2 hours to Portland; 45 minutes to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • 1,284 undergraduate students and 358 graduate students on our main campus in Lacey, WA.
  • 370 students at extension campuses at JBLM McChord Field (old McChord Air Force Base), JBLM Main (old Fort Lewis Army Post) and Centralia College
  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Average incoming first-year GPA for fall 2013: 3.46
  • Middle 50% unweighted high school GPA of entering first-year students: 3.51
  • Average SAT scores: Writing 512, Math 536, Reading 528
  • Middle 50% average ACT score: 23
  • Middle 50% average SAT: 1568
  • First-year student gender: 43% male; 57% female
  • Transfer student gender: 46% male; 54% female
  • First-year student race/ethnicity: 38% students of color
  • New transfer student race/ethnicity: 28% students of color
  • 44% of first-year students are Catholic (students represent a variety of religions and beliefs)
  • 22% of first-year students come from out-of-state (primarily California, Oregon, and Hawaii)
  • 79% of first-year undergraduates live in campus housing
  • 77 full-time and 138 part-time faculty members
  • O'Grady Library offers access to more than 28 million sources including microforms, books, journals, and recordings
  • NCAA Division II sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball