35 miles south of Erie, PA is the small town of Meadville, PA which is home to Allegheny College, a private 4-year institution. Founded in 1815, the school was historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church, but is currently non-sectarian; Allegheny College started admitting women in 1870. The campus is made up of an 80 acre main campus containing multiple quads and open areas, 200 acre outdoor recreation complex and 280 acre reserve and protected forest. The campus also features many buildings of varied architecture ranging from traditional collegiate Gothic to contemporary styles. Among many notable alumni are several state politicians and attorney Clarence Darrow.