Established in 1867, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Bogotá (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bogota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, San Andrés Islas. 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), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 149 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Colombian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UNAL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.