Founded in 1997, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (Miguel Hernández of Elche University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Elche (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Valencian Community. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Altea, Orihuela, Sant Joan d'Alacat. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España (English: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain), Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH) 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 19 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UMH 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.