Founded in 1933, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Autonomous University of Nuevo León) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of San Nicolás de Los Garza (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Nuevo Leon. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Mederos, Monterrey, Linares, Sabinas Hidalgo, Marín. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 83 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. 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. UANL 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.