Established in 1994, University of the Sunshine Coast is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small city of Sippy Downs (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Queensland. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 22 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USC 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, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.