Monmouth University is a private, 4-year school located in West Long Branch, NJ, just one mile from the northern Jersey Shore. The school was founded in 1933 as a Junior College, the school was known as Monmouth College in 1956. The school achieved University status in 1995. The 150 acre campus features a blend of architecture and multiple quads and open spaces. Noted for Wilson Hall, a mansion occupied by President Wilson in 1916 and later owned by FW Woolworth Company owner Hubert Parson, the building is on the National Register of Historic places. Today, it is used for classrooms and administrative offices; it was used as Daddy Warbuck’s residence in the 1980 version of “Annie”. Notable alumni include Olympic Gold Medalist Wendy Boglioli and Jersey Shore creator Anthony Beltempo.