Ursinus College is a private, 4-year school located in Collegeville, PA, 25 miles from Philadelphia. The school was founded in 1869 by members of the German Reformed Church and named the school in honor of Zacharias Ursinus, a theologian who participated in the Protestant Reformation. Women were admitted as of 1881 after the nearby Pennsylvania Female College closed its doors. Ursinus has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa since 1992. The 170 acre campus features traditional gothic and contemporary architecture, tree-lined pathways and open spaces. The campus is adjacent to a 35-acre tract called Hunsberger Woods adjacent to the Ursinus Organic Farm and the Perkiomen Creek. While not an alumnus, author J.D. Salinger attended for a semester.