Founded in 1919, The American University in Cairo is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of New Cairo (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Cairo. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The American University in Cairo (AUC) 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 97 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AUC 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, as well as administrative services.