Founded in 1960, Universitas Syiah Kuala (Syiah Kuala University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Banda Aceh (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Aceh. 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 Syiah Kuala (UNSYIAH) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitas Syiah Kuala (UNSYIAH) 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 56 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Indonesian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNSYIAH also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.