Founded in 1973, Universidad de Extremadura (University of Extremadura) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Badajoz (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Extremadura. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España (English: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain), Universidad de Extremadura (UNEX) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Extremadura (UNEX) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 43 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UNEX 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.