Founded in 1941, Universidad del Atlántico (University of the Atlantic) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large city of Barranquilla (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Atlantico. 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 del Atlántico is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad del Atlántico offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 75 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Universidad del Atlántico also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.