Founded in 1911, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayaguez (University of Puerto Rico-Rio, Mayaguez Campus) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Mayagüez (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayaguez (UPRM) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayaguez (UPRM) 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 105 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Puerto Rican higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UPRM 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.