Founded in 1970, Universidade Estácio de Sá (English: Estácio de Sá University) is a private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (English: Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Estácio de Sá (UNESA) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Estácio de Sá (UNESA) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 46 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UNESA 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.