Saint Martin's University
In the Benedictine tradition, Saint Martin's believes in preparing individuals for a life of purpose, service, and compassion. We offer more than 55 different academic programs for students of all ages and backgrounds.
Here you'll be embraced and supported from your very first day to graduation day—and beyond by your professors, the staff, and your fellow students.
- 1,283 undergraduate students and 358 graduate students.
- Student-faculty ratio of 12:1
- 79% of courses have fewer than 30 students
- Professors serve as academic advisors and teach all classes
- Approximately 79% of first-year students live on campus
- A wide array of services and resources to support transfer and/or students who commute to campus
- Food services provided by Bon Appétit
- 30+ student clubs, intramurals and organizations
- Saints Athletics: NCAA Division II with 13 varsity sports
- Olympia/Lacey: state capitol, Farmer’s Market, Puget Sound!
Saint Martin’s is committed to supporting and partnering with you academically, financially, and individually during your education.
Our goal is to create an environment in which you can live, learn, and grow!
- 93% of Saint Martin’s students receive financial aid
- 89% of Saint Martin’s students with financial need received a need-based award
- Merit Scholarships range from $5,000-$16,000
- Specialized scholarships for first-year and transfer students such as the Benedictine Institute Scholarship (first-year) and Trustee Scholarship (transfer)
- We support our Veteran students by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program
- 23 majors and eight pre-professional preparation tracks
- Charneski Recreation Center is open to all students and includes an indoor track, three full basketball courts, a weight room, and Yoga/Zumba studios
- Four residence halls with common areas, a variety of living arrangements, and rooms that provide wireless internet, a microwave and refrigerator
Saint Martin’s is dedicated to supporting a campus community that welcomes a diverse environment which holds true to our Benedictine identity.
Saint Martin’s students have diverse backgrounds and experiences, and are excited by the expansive offerings of academic and extra-curricular opportunities.
- 44% of first-year students are Catholic
- 36% of undergraduates receive the Pell Grant
- 35% of undergraduate students are students of color
- 40% of first-year students are the first in their families to go to college
- 11% of undergraduates are international students
- Study abroad programs in 23 countries
- Saint Martin’s hosts the annual Dragon Boat festival on Puget Sound
Saint Martin’s students have a positive impact on the surrounding community and leave college prepared to apply Benedictine values in their personal and professional lives.
We prepare leaders who can think with heart and compassion.
- The Career Center holds career/internship fairs, job placement assistance, and resume workshops
- During the last comparative study in 2009, Saint Martin’s had the highest job placement rate for teachers at the time of graduation among all higher education institutions in Washington state
- According to Washington Monthly, Saint Martin's ranks in the top 15 percent of master’s universities nationally for the percentage of our graduates who go into the Peace Corps
- Saint Martin’s alumni work as engineers, writers, teachers, scientists, nurses, entrepreneurs and more! They have worked at Boeing, the US Department of Defense, Catholic Community Services, Hawks Prairie Physical Therapy, Microsoft, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, US Army Corps of Engineers, United Way, and Vector Engineering to name a few companies and organizations!
- Saint Martin’s alumni remain connected to campus and in 2012-13, alumni, friends and parents of Saint Martin’s gave over $900,000 in support of student scholarships!