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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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General Information
1600 Woodland Road
Abington , Pennsylvania 19001-3918

Disability Resource Office

Room 223 Sutherland
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, 19001-3918
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About Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington, commonly referred to as Penn State Abington, is a prestigious public university located in Abington, Pennsylvania. Established in 1950, it is one of the 24 branch campuses of the renowned Pennsylvania State University system. Penn State Abington offers a diverse range of academic programs and opportunities within a small, close-knit campus community, providing an exceptional educational experience for its students.

Situated in Abington, a suburb of Philadelphia, the campus enjoys the advantages of being near one of the nation’s most historically and culturally significant cities. This proximity allows students to take advantage of the numerous internships, research opportunities, and cultural experiences that Philadelphia has to offer. With its vibrant arts scene, renowned museums and galleries, and a rich history dating back to the founding of the United States, Philadelphia provides an intellectually stimulating and dynamic environment for students to thrive.

Penn State Abington boasts a picturesque 45-acre campus that showcases modern facilities and state-of-the-art resources. Students have access to well-equipped labs, spacious classrooms, and collaborative study spaces that promote interactive learning. The university’s commitment to maintaining a student-centered environment is evident in its small class sizes, which foster personalized attention and meaningful student-faculty interactions. This supportive atmosphere allows students to engage actively in their studies, develop strong relationships with peers and faculty, and make the most out of their college experience.

Academically, Penn State Abington offers a wide array of undergraduate programs across various disciplines, including business, communications, education, engineering, sciences, and liberal arts. Students have the opportunity to select from over a dozen majors, ensuring that they find a program that aligns with their interests and career goals. The university’s distinguished faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields, provide innovative and challenging coursework that prepares students for their future professions.

Beyond academics, Penn State Abington promotes a well-rounded education by encouraging students to participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations. These opportunities help foster leadership skills, encourage community engagement, and create a sense of belonging. The campus is home to over 60 student organizations, covering a wide range of interests and passions. Students can join cultural clubs, community service initiatives, athletic teams, academic societies, and many more, allowing them to pursue their interests outside of the classroom and to build lasting friendships.

Penn State Abington’s commitment to research and experiential learning also plays a vital role in shaping students’ educational journeys. The university encourages undergraduate research and provides avenues for students to work alongside faculty mentors on exciting projects. Whether through internships, cooperative education programs, or research opportunities, students can gain valuable hands-on experience in their respective fields, enhancing their resumes and preparing them for successful careers or further education.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington, with its exceptional academic programs, supportive learning environment, and access to a thriving urban center, offers a comprehensive educational experience to its students. Whether they are exploring Philadelphia’s historic landmarks, engaging in cutting-edge research, or pursuing their academic passions, Penn State Abington students are well-equipped to make a positive impact on their chosen professions and communities.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations