Saint Martin's University Reviews

  • 13 Reviews
  • Lacey (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,220
78% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 13 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 6/15/2023
  • Degree: Education
"Saint Martins University in Lacey charges way too much tuition for the quality of professors that teach. Be very wise in choosing a private school and please do one’s research. I wish I would have. There are many quality private schools and public universities that provide better education at a lower tuition that have quality professors that know their profession."
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"St. Martin's University is a small college with supportive and encouraging staff. The College of Education, like any university program, has some very strong professors, and others who were not so strong. My only complaint about professors would be lack of classroom experience. The classes and required practicums definitely prepared me for many of the aspects of being a teacher."
Lisa Vanderpool
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"St. Martin's is a wonderful program with many caring and dedicated professors. Their psychology program is well rounded with many different options to fill out your elective requirements. My criticism is very simple - the cost of receiving a bachelors degree from St. Martins University is astoundingly high. Overall, it is a wonderful program if you can afford it."
Lisa Vanderpool
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"St. Martin's is a wonderful program with many caring and dedicated professors. Their psychology program is well rounded with many different options to fill out your elective requirements. My criticism is very simple - the cost of receiving a bachelors degree from St. Martins University is astoundingly high. Overall, it is a wonderful program if you can afford it."
Lisa V.
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I enjoyed my time as an undergraduate at St. Martin's University in Lacey WA. I also had the opportunity to play on the golf team while I was a student there. The faculty was knowledgeable and easy to work with. The internship program was effective and thorough."
Sasha Torwick
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The education and degree I received from Saint Martin's University prepared me well. The professors at Saint Martin's are dedicated to their student's success. Student's are known by first name by every professor, and they genuinely care about their students. This was something that I appreciated as I came from a small town and had not lived in an urban environment prior to my time at the University. I feel that the education I received was quality and has aided immensely in my current graduate studies. Although tuition is higher than some state schools, I feel that the quality of education received through Saint Martin's is worth it. I also feel that their internship programs built into the undergraduate requirements for graduation prepare students well for work after graduation. I recommend Saint Martin's University."
Randi Mielke
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"The faculty at SMU is amazing. Most professors truly care about their students and will help in any way that is in their capabilities. With that being said the administration and president are not there for individual needs, but instead just worrying about running a business. I had a few issues arise that needed attention from further up in command. Of which things were not handled well. I was lied to, deceived, and left with the feeling that my issues were of no importance, even when they were to improve the safety and experience of all students so no one had to experience what I did. I would still recommend SMU, but if any big issues arise be ready to seek additional support in combating administrative neglect."
Morgan Scoville
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Saint Martin's University was a great private school due to the small class sizes and close community. The smaller class sizes allowed for more student interaction with professors which created wonderful networking opportunities. The program was insightful and I felt well prepared for my next venture, but the advising section of the University was difficult for me. I feel like they did not help as much as I would have wanted. Otherwise it was a wonderful school and I would highly recommend it."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Great school, provided with a very comprehensive education in all business practices"
Kendal Seeman
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2016
  • Degree: Education
"At Saint Martins University I was able to explore not only my educational and career goals, but also my faith and values. As a Benedictine Catholic School, students are not required to commit to a particular religious lifestyle, but they are encouraged to explore the schools values, which are: faith, reason, service and community. I have a great sense of pride for my school because of the great progress the community has made in advocating for diversity issues, expanding the service department, and increasing the racial representation among faculty and staff. In order to increase diversity within the student body, the admissions process is holistic. As a prospective student, I was not merely judged by their grade point averages and my SAT/ACT scores, but by a variety of factors. Admissions counselors consider the rigor of the high school courses taken and the grade point average associated. They also encourage alumni relationships in order to advance the family ties within the community. For example, because I successfully graduated from Saint Martins University after overcoming difficult socio-economic barriers, admissions counselors will reward my younger sister with an alumni scholarship when she applies. This will reduce her similar burdens and recognize my accomplishments. Students are also praised for their extracurricular accomplishments. Admissions counselors will recruit well-rounded students that will advance the schools community through athletics, clubs and other student-lead organizations. Students who display leadership, athletic ability, or have a background in volunteer service will be rewarded in acceptance and even higher scholarship awards. Other factors also taken into consideration during the admission process include disadvantages within the students background. If a student attended a school with limited funding, or the student did not receive opportunities due to their underrepresented racial or ethnic minority identity, the Saint Martins admissions counselors will strive to reduce future barriers by increasing acceptance and financial aid. Saint Martins also wants to increase the nationality representation within the community in order to gain greater world perspectives and add depth to classroom learning and well as student relationships. Saint Martins University welcomes students from all walks of life. The student community includes students of all ages, nationalities, sexual orientations, and abilities. As an alumni of Saint Martins University, I am proud to be a Saint and I will always be happy to help out a future Saint."
Catherine Garretson-Bilnoski
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"The MAC program is geared for working professionals, so there isn't much preparation to become a counselor if you aren't already in the field. The instructors all work in their field, but aren't always available because of their work schedules. Since most of the students already work at some type of local social service agency, there also isn't a lot of career placement or internship placement help available. It is up to the student to make the most of the opportunities for networking, and this isn't the program for someone new to the area, who doesn't already have some type of counseling experience, or who doesn't already have local contacts. However, this program is very affordable, the instructors are good people who care, and prepares students for state licensure."
Mary Ybarra
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"Faculty as an undergrad and in Master's program are both outstanding. Small classes encourage real connections and learning from each other. It's a very warm, safe and challenging place!"
Kianee Lee
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2013
  • Degree: Teaching
"The pros of my graduate program are the small class sizes and the accessibility of the professors. I would also have to say a pro is the quality of the program and how challenging it is. It had definitely prepared me to be a teacher. The cons of my graduate program is that the pacing is really fast and you have to stay on top of things because there is not getting behind."