Established in 1962, Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil) is a non-profit private 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. 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), Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (UCSG) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (UCSG) 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 54 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Ecuadorian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCSG also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.