Established in 1974, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Metropolitan Autonomous University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Mexico City (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Azcapzalco, Iztapalapa, Cuajimalpa, Xochimilco, Lerma. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) 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 42 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Mexican higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UAM 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.