Founded in 1976, Universidad Intercontinental (English: Intercontinental University) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Mexico City (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Colonia Roma. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad Intercontinental (UIC) is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Intercontinental (UIC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 40 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UIC 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.