Roberts Wesleyan College is a private, 4-year school located just outside of Rochester, NY, within 15 miles of Lake Ontario. The school was founded as Chili Seminary in 1866 and was the first school for Free Methodists in the country. The name was changed in 1945 to Roberts Junior College; 4 years later, it was given its current name. In 1998, the College established Northeastern Seminary as a Graduate School of Theology affiliated with the College. The 180 acre campus features a blend of contemporary and traditional architecture and contains several quads, tree-lined pathways and open spaces. Notable alumni include Olympic pole vaulter Jennifer Suhr.