Established in 1936, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Pontificia Bolivariana University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Medellín (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Antioquia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Montería, Palmira. 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 Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 80 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UPB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.