Baldwin Wallace University, a private 4-year school, is located in Berea, OH, 15 miles southwest of Cleveland. Berea is known for sandstone and has a rich mining history. Baldwin Wallace University was founded in 1845 by Methodist settlers originally from Connecticut and is set on 120 acres of suburban campus featuring many green and open spaces. The buildings are a blend of traditional collegiate architecture and contemporary structures; a portion of the campus is in the National Register of Historic Places. The University is affiliated with the Methodist Church. Among the notable alumni of Baldwin Wallace University is former astronaut Robert F. Overmeyer.