Founded in 1986, Universidad Adventista de Centro América (Adventist University of Central America) is a private higher education institution located in the large city of Alajuela (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (English: Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Universidad Adventista de Centro América (UNADECA) is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant ((Seventh Day Adventist - www.adventist.org)) religion. Universidad Adventista de Centro América (UNADECA) 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 HE institution does not have a selective admission policy. UNADECA 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.