Founded in 1870, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (English: RWTH Aachen University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Aachen (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (English: Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia), Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen) 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 146 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. RWTH Aachen 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.