Founded in 1993, Manipal University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Manipal (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Karnataka. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Udupi. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Manipal University (MU) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Manipal University (MU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 23 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Indian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome 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, as well as administrative services.