Established in 1948, Universitatea din Petrosani (English: University of Petrosani) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Petrosani (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Hunedoara. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerul Educatiei si Cercetarii, România (English: Ministry of Education and Research, Romania), Universitatea din Petrosani (UPET) is a very small (enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Orthodox religion. Universitatea din Petrosani (UPET) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 68 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UPET 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.