Founded in 1859, Ateneo de Manila University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Quezon City (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), National Capital Region. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Rockwell, Makati City. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic ((Jesuit)) religion. Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 157 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 10-20% making this Philippine higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. ADMU 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.