Established in 1952, Universitas Sumatera Utara (University of North Sumatra) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Medan (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), North Sumatra. 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 Sumatera Utara (USU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) 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 64 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 10-20% making this Indonesian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USU 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, as well as administrative services.