Founded in 1957, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (English: Autonomous University of Baja California) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Mexicali (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Baja California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Tijuana, Ensenada, Tecate, Rosarito. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) 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 59 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Mexican higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UABC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, 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.