Founded in 1954, Universitas Negeri Malang (State University of Malang) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Malang (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), East Java. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Blitar. 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 Negeri Malang (UM) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitas Negeri Malang (UM) 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 62 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 40-50% making this Indonesian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UM 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.