Founded in 1863, Politecnico di Milano (English: Polytechnic University of Milan) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Milano (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Lombardia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Com, Cremona, Lecco, Mantova, Piacenza. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia (English: Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy), Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) 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 153 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. POLIMI 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.