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What was your best experience at SMU?
"I attended the national American Chemistry Society's annual spring meeting for the past three years — 2011 in Anaheim, 2012 in San Diego, and 2013 in New Orleans. This year, I presented my senior research thesis, and that determined the career path I will pursue."
— Daniel Mast (B.S., chemistry), who will be attending University of Nevada to pursue a Ph.D.
Office of Admissions
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4596 / 800-368-8803
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST
First-year and transfer student admissions
In the Benedictine tradition, Saint Martin's is
committed to the education of the "whole" you and connecting you with
your campus, local, regional, national and international community!
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
- 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
- 30+ student
intramurals and organizations
- Saints Athletics: NCAA Division II with 13 varsity sports
state capitol, Farmer’s Market, Puget Sound!
Saint Martin’s is committed to supporting and
partnering with you academically, financially, and individually during
Our goal is to create an environment in which you can live, learn,
- 93% of Saint Martin’s students receive
- 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
Saint Martin’s students have diverse backgrounds and experiences, and
are excited by the expansive offerings of academic and extra-curricular
- 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
- 11% of undergraduates are international students
- Study abroad programs in 23
- 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
- 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!