Niagara University (NU) is a private Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition in Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. It is run by the Congregation of the Mission and has 3,300 undergraduate students in 50 academic programs. Approximately half of the students are residents while the other half commute from the surrounding area. The Niagara University Privacy Wall is essentially a concrete sound wall design that allowed the university aesthetically-pleasing privacy and security from its surroundings. The stain added a unifying touch to the university setting.