Founded in 1979, Universidad de Alicante (University of Alicante) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of San Vicente del Raspeig (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Valencian Community. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Alicante. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España (English: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain), Universidad de Alicante (UA) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Alicante (UA) 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 37 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 60-70% making this Spanish higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UA 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.