Established in 2006, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (English: University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small town of Brugg (population range: 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Aargau. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Basel, Aarau, Olten. Officially accredited/recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (English: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland), Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 10 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Swiss higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. FHNW 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.