Established in 1879, Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Gr. T. Popa (English: Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Iasi (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Botosani. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerul Educatiei si Cercetarii, România (English: Ministry of Education and Research, Romania), Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Gr. T. Popa (UMF) is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Orthodox religion. Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Gr. T. Popa (UMF) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 137 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 70-80% making this Romanian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UMF 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.