Founded in 1997, Universitas Negeri Padang (State University of Padang) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Padang (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), West Sumatra. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bukittinggi. Officially accredited/recognized by the Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi (English: Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia), Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) 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 19 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Indonesian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.