Founded in 1969, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (Federal University of Ouro Prêto) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Ouro Preto (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Minas Gerais. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): João Monlevade, Mariana. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (English: Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP) 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 47 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Brazilian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UFOP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.