Established in 1958, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL Polytechnic University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Guayaquil (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Guayas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Las Peñas, Santa Elena, Daule. Officially accredited/recognized by the Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador (English: Council of Evaluation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education of Ecuador), Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 58 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Ecuadorian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ESPOL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.