Founded in 1872, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Paris (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Ile-de-France. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Nancy, Poitiers, Menton, Dijon, Havre. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France (English: Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France), Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 144 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this French higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Sciences Po 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.