Connecticut College is a private liberal arts college located next door to the Lyman Allyn Museum and across the street from the US Coast Guard Academy. The four-year undergraduate institution, houses nearly all of its approximately 1,900 students on campus. Conn College was founded in 1911 as “Connecticut College for Women” in response to Wesleyan University closing its doors to women in 1909; it shortened its name to “Connecticut College” in 1969 when it began admitting men. US News & World Report ranked the school 45th among the top liberal arts colleges in 2014. The college competes athletically in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.