Founded in 1578, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (English: Autonomous University of Puebla) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Puebla (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Tehuacan, Libres, Huauchinango, Tetela de Ocampo. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 438 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 30-40% making this Mexican higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. BUAP 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.