Founded in 1867, Universidad de Guayaquil (University of Guayaquil) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in 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 de Guayaquil (UG) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Guayaquil (UG) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 149 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UG also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.