Founded in 1986, Universidad Internacional de las Américas (English: International University of the Americas) is a private higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of San José (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), San Jose. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (English: Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Universidad Internacional de las Américas (UIA) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Internacional de las Américas (UIA) 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 30 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UIA 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.