Founded in 1676, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (University of San Carlos of Guatemala) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Guatemala City (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Guatemala. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Guatemala (English: Ministry of Education, Guatemala), Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC) 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 340 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USAC 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, as well as administrative services.