Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH is the 4th oldest Jesuit University in the United States. This private, 4-year Catholic university set on 190 acres in Cincinnati (but overlaps into neighboring Norwood, OH) was founded in 1831. Xavier boasts an variety of architectural styles, from the saddle roof atop Bellarmine Chapel (a design that prevents collapse) to the six castle-type buildings along the Academic Mall that join together to look like a fortress. The urban location means that there is always something going on; Cincinnati is a bustling, vibrant city that hosts 2 major sports teams and 2 major colleges (Xavier and Cincinnati University). Among the many politicians who call Xavier their alma mater is former Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner.