Established in 1980, Mangalore University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized city of Mangalore (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Karnataka. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Mangalore University (MU) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Mangalore University (MU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 36 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 90-100% making this Indian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. MU 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.