Established in 1966, Vaasan yliopisto (University of Vaasa) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Vaasa (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Ostrobothnia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (English: Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland), Vaasan yliopisto (UVA) is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Vaasan yliopisto (UVA) 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 50 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Finnish higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UVA 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, as well as administrative services.