Founded in 1944, Universidad Veracruzana (University of Veracruz) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Xalapa (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Veracruz. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Veracruz, Boca del Río, Orizaba, Córdoba, Nogales, Ciudad Mendoza, Ixtaczoquitlán, Poza Rica, Tuxpan, Coatzacoalcos, Minatitlán, Acayucan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad Veracruzana (UV) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Veracruzana (UV) 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 72 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. UV also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.