Founded in 1981, Université Saad Dahlab de Blida 1 (English: University of Blida 1) is a public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Blida (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Algérie (English: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Algeria), Université Saad Dahlab de Blida 1 (USDB) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Université Saad Dahlab de Blida 1 (USDB) 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 35 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Algerian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. USDB 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.