Established in 1918, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Cheikh Anta Diop University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large city of Dakar (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Education Nationale, Senegal (English: Ministry of National Education, Senegal), Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 98 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UCAD also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.