Niagara University is a Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition, located in the town of Lewiston in Niagara County, New York, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. It is run by the Congregation of the Mission. Niagara 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 college is known as a liberal arts school, but offers programs in technical and pre-professional disciplines as well.