Founded in 1962, Universidad del Pacifico (University of the Pacific) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Lima (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Peru (English: Ministry of Education, Peru), Universidad del Pacifico (UP) is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad del Pacifico (UP) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 54 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 0-10% making this Peruvian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UP 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.