The University of San Diego, a private, 4-year Roman Catholic school, is located just 2 miles north of downtown San Diego. The school was chartered in 1949 as San Diego College for Women and accepted the first students in 1952; two years later the San Diego College for Men and the School of Law opened. The schools merged in 1972 and have experienced strong growth and expansion since then. Joan B Kroc, wife of McDonald’s financier Ray Kroc and Jenny Craig gave significant donations to the school during this time. The 180 acre campus features buildings in the 16th-century Spanish Renaissance architectural style and is adjacent to Tecolote Canyon National Park. The University is in sight of Sea World San Diego as well as the Pacific coast.