Founded in 1960, Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (English: Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Asunción (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Asuncion. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Encarnación, Ciudad del Este, Villarrica, Concepción, Carapeguá, San Ignacio, Coronel Oviedo, Pedro Juan Caballero. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Paraguay (English: Ministry of Education and Culture, Paraguay), Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (UCNSA) is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (UCNSA) 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 56 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Paraguayan higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UCNSA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, 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.