Founded in 1945, Universidad de Guanajuato (English: University of Guanajuato) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Guanajuato (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Irapuato, Leon, Celaya, Salamanca, Salvatierra, Silao. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad de Guanajuato (UGto) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Guanajuato (UGto) 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 71 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UGto 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.