Established in 1955, Universitas Andalas (Andalas University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Padang (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), West Sumatra. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Payakumbuh, Dharmasraya. Officially accredited/recognized by the Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi (English: Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia), Universitas Andalas (UNAND) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitas Andalas (UNAND) 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 61 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 0-10% making this Indonesian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UNAND also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.