Founded in 1855, Hochschule Reutlingen (Reutlingen University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Reutlingen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Baden-Wurttemberg. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (English: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg), Hochschule Reutlingen (RU) is a small (enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hochschule Reutlingen (RU) 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 161 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 20-30% making this German higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. RU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.