Penn State Abington’s beautiful campus carries its own history. Abby Sutherland, headmistress of the Ogontz School (1850-1950) commissioned historic Sutherland Hall with its gorgeous solarium from the Horace Trumbauer firm in Philadelphia in 1915, warmly welcoming African-American architect Julian Abele’s dignified design.
Miss Sutherland herself lived in Lares, where a modern terrace today looks out over a sparkling pond fed by a running stream and fountains. Lares Hall today houses student life facilities, a cafeteria, and the campus bookstore. Historic Springhouse next door, once used by the Ogontz School to keep dairy products cool and fresh, now houses classrooms under its charming shingled roof.
Penn State Abington mixes historic architecture and landscaping with up-to-date computer labs, library, and science facilities.
Penn State Abington mixes its historic architecture and landscaping with up-to-date computer labs, library, and science facilities in Woodland Hall, while every classroom on campus is wired for both faculty and student uses.
Traversing the hilly campus should keep you in good condition, and stopping to rest and recharge by the pond will ease your stress and encourage new friendships. But if you need more, Penn State Abington offers excellent indoor and outdoor athletic facilities to support intramural sports, yoga and mindfulness classes, and our Division III men’s and women’s sports teams.
Penn State Abington is a beautiful historic environment, right off the train lines direct from Philadelphia and Trenton. With us you have a chance to study history in a historic setting, all supported by the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier state university.