Established in 1985, Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra (College of Education of Coimbra) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Coimbra (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (English: Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra (ESEC) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra (ESEC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 31 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Portuguese higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ESEC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.