Established in 1989, Western Sydney University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Penrith (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New South Wales. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Bankstown, Nirimba, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Western Sydney University (WSU) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Western Sydney University (WSU) 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. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WSU 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.