Wittenberg University is a private, 4-year college located in Springfield, OH, between Dayton and Columbus. The school was founded in 1845 by the Lutheran Synod in Ohio and taught classes in English in an effort to “Americanize” Lutherans (unlike nearby Capital University which taught in German). The school takes its name from the German town where Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation. Wittenberg started admitting women in 1874 and was racially integrated in 1875. The 100+ acre campus features historical buildings in collegiate gothic revival style of architecture; the campus is adjacent to the Ferncliff Cemetery and Arboretum and has many trees and park-like areas.