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Saint Martin's at a Glance

Saint Martin’s students learn to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others through the interaction of faith, reason, and service. 

Below you'll find quick facts about Saint Martin's, including demographic information, programs and resources, and recent accolades.


Quick facts

  • Undergraduate enrollment (approx.): 1300
  • Graduate enrollment (approx.): 250
  • Nationalities represented on campus: 19
  • Faiths represented on campus: 20+
  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, all classes taught by faculty
  • Average class size 12-14 students
  • Over $26 million in scholarships and gift aid awarded to students last year 
  • Scholarships range from $500 to full tuition
  • First-year profile
    • 53% women, 47% men
    • Percentage of students who are Catholic: 45%
    • Percentage of students who identify as ethnically diverse: 59%
    • Percentage of students who are first in their family to attend college: 35%
    • Percentage of students with need who receive financial support or aid: 100%

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More info

About Saint Martin's: Saint Martin's history | Our Catholic Benedictine tradition

Academic programs: 

Scholarship and leadership programs:

Community support info:

Diversity & inclusion | Military community | International students


Accolades

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Our beautiful campus sits on 300+ wooded acres in Lacey.

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U.S. News and World Report

Best Value

8th best value regional universities of the West (U.S. News and World Report)

Money magazine Best Colleges

Most Transformative

Among Top 50 most transformative colleges in the U.S. (Money magazine)

PayScale

No. 3 in ROI

No. 3 in ROI for students' tuition dollars among private colleges in Washington

Lendedu

Low average student debt

One of the lowest average rates of student loan debt per borrower in the U.S.

Purple Heart University

First Purple Heart University

1st Purple Heart University in Washington (Military Order of the Purple Heart)

Military Friendly Gold Status

Military Friendly Gold

Military Friendly® school Gold distinction four consecutive times (VIQTORY)

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For Every Saint

In May 2022, Saint Martin's launched the "For Every Saint: The Campaign for Saint Martin’s Abbey and University," which will raise $100 million in critical funding to bring together "people, place and purpose" to serve and expand Saint Martin's educational mission.