Established in 1940, Universidad de las Américas Puebla (University of Las Américas, Puebla) is a private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of San Andrés Cholula (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Puebla. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 76 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UDLAP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.