Established in 1979, Universidad Salvadoreña Alberto Masferrer (Alberto Masferrer Salvadorean University) is a private higher education institution located in the large city of San Salvador (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, República de El Salvador (English: Ministry of Education, El Salvador), Universidad Salvadoreña Alberto Masferrer (USAM) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Salvadoreña Alberto Masferrer (USAM) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 37 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USAM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.