Interested in engineering, education, nursing or business? At Saint Martin’s University, you’ll find a supportive, diverse community of professors, monks and students who share the same mission: to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others. Guided by our Benedictine values - including hospitality, listening, and justice - Saints think, play and live with heart. Saint Martin’s is the perfect setting to learn, live and grow. Located on 380+ wooded acres, we’re halfway between Seattle and Portland, and a few miles from the state capital, Olympia. You’ll be surrounded by the best of the Pacific Northwest: oceans, mountains, culture, art and exciting epicenters for business, health and government.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • 4+1 Programs

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Distance/online learning
  • AmeriCorps
  • ActSix
  • Service Learning
  • Student Government

Additional Information

Two other important Benedictine values at Saint Martin's are community and stewardship.

With 1310 students and a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio, Saint Martin's small community means your professors will know you by name and you’ll have so many opportunities to lead on campus. Although small, we are incredibly diverse. Over 35% of our first-year students last year were first-generation students and 59% of first-years identified as being ethnically diverse. We also have over 20 religions and 19 countries represented on campus. 

We believe that everyone should have access to a great Saint Martin's education. Last year we awarded over $20 million in scholarships to students. And 100% of eligible students receive financial support. Be sure to ask about our Benedictine Scholars Program and our participation in the Act Six Program.

Visit us

Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. That's the way it is with Saint Martin's. Whether you're here for an open house, an afternoon visit or overnight, you'll get a chance to tour our beautiful campus. This will provide you the opportunity to meet your future professors and friends, and ask questions about academic programs, internships or financial aid. We want you to get to know Saint Martin's. When you schedule a visit, you'll also receive a $500 award. Plan your trip to Saint Martin's today.

Saint Martin’s emphasizes our responsibility to use our degrees to serve the world, to live with our hearts, in hopes of making it better.

Chantal Arevalo, Class of 2017
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School location

5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503, United States of America

Phone number

(360) 438-4596