Founded in 1923, Damascus University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large city of Damascus (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Rif Dimashq. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Sweida, Daraa. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Syria, Damascus University (DU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Damascus University (DU) 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 93 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Syrian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. DU 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.