Founded in 1961, Universitatea Vasile Alecsandri din Bacau (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Bacau (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Bacau. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerul Educatiei si Cercetarii, România (English: Ministry of Education and Research, Romania), Universitatea Vasile Alecsandri din Bacau (UBc) is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitatea Vasile Alecsandri din Bacau (UBc) 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 55 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Romanian higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UBc also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.