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Saint Martin’s University Data & Information Overview

185 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
72% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Saint Martin’s University Ranked?

#1,102 Best Colleges in Nation
#22 Best Colleges in WA
Teacher Education Grade Specific Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Saint Martin's University was awarded 185 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Saint Martin's as #1,102 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

Saint Martin's also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Saint Martin’s?

72% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Saint Martin's University has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 28% 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 510 and 635. Math scores were between 485 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Martin's University  ( 510 to 635 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Martin's University  ( 485 to 590 )
Saint Martin's received ACT scores from 5% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Martin's University  ( 18 to 23 )

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Saint Martin’s University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
52% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Saint Martin's, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Saint Martin's University is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Martin’s University

80% Freshmen Retention
58% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Saint Martin's University has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Saint Martin's the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 58%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100

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Saint Martin’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,253 Full-Time Undergraduates
51.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,394 undergraduates at Saint Martin's with 1,253 being full-time and 141 being part-time.

How Much Does Saint Martin’s University Cost?

$22,580 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
$31,172 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Saint Martin's is $22,580. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Saint Martin’s

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Saint Martin's, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Saint Martin's, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,793 a year. That adds up to $31,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Saint Martin's is 2.6%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Saint Martin’s Graduates Make?

$55,283 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Saint Martin's make about $55,283 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Saint Martin's students since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Saint Martin’s University

Washington State
1,253 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Saint Martin's University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lacey, Washington. The city atmosphere of Lacey makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Saint Martin's are given below.

Contact Details
Address:5000 Abbey Way Se, Lacey, WA 98503-7500

Saint Martin’s University Majors

34 Majors With Completions
319 Undergraduate Degrees
86 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Saint Martin's University. Of these students, 319 received undergraduate degrees and 86 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management49$38,669
General Psychology36$34,491
Mechanical Engineering36$57,996
Teacher Education Grade Specific20$47,606
Civil Engineering20$62,495
General Biology20$27,783
Computer Science16$49,039
Social Work16$38,709
Criminal Justice & Corrections13$35,985

Learn more about the majors offered at Saint Martin's University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Saint Martin’s

34% Take At Least One Class Online
3% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 551 students took at least one online class at Saint Martin's University. This is an increase from the 461 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*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.


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