Founded in 1967, Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua (Polytechnic University of Nicaragua) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Managua (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Esteli, Boaco, Rivas. Officially accredited/recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Universidades, Nicaragua (English: National Council of Universities, Nicaragua), Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 49 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Nicaraguan higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UPOLI 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.