Established in 1940, Universidad de Costa Rica (University of Costa Rica) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of San José (population range of 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 de Costa Rica (UCR) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) 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 76 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UCR 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.