Founded in 1981, Politécnico Grancolombiano (Grancolombiano Polytechnic) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the metropolis of Bogotá (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bogota. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia (English: Ministry of National Education - National Council for Higher Education), Politécnico Grancolombiano (IUPG) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Politécnico Grancolombiano (IUPG) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 35 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. IUPG also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.