Founded in 1974, Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (English: Santiago University of Technology) is a private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Santiago (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Mao, Moca. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología, República Dominicana (English: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dominican Republic), Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (UTESA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (UTESA) 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 42 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UTESA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.