Founded in 1956, Universiti Teknologi MARA (English: MARA University of Technology) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Shah Alam (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Selangor. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Petaling Jaya, Puncak Alam City. Officially accredited/recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (English: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) 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 60 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UiTM 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.