Saint Louis University is a private, co-ed Jesuit university that dates back to 1818, when the St. Louis Academy was started in a private residence by the Catholic Bishop of Louisiana, Reverend Louis William Dubourg. In 1829, the St. Louis College started functioning under the Jesuit administration with the objective of teaching young students to adopt a practical approach and become socially responsible, humanistic, and spiritual individuals. In the same year, the campus also moved to a new location at Washington Avenue and Ninth Street. In 1832, St. Louis University (SLU) received a formal charter from the state of Missouri. Presently, Saint Louis University is one of the top research institutions of the United States and comprises several schools and colleges. As per the U.S News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools”, the graduate programs of the Saint Louis University in health law, international business, supply chain management, geriatrics, and entrepreneurship are among the best in the United States. The Saint Louis University main campus had an enrollment of more than 13,000 students for the year 2010-11. The Saint Louis University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.