Founded in 1845, University College Cork is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Cork (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), County Cork. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Cork (UCC) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University College Cork (UCC) 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 171 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UCC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.