Established in 1960, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of St. Augustine (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (UWI) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (UWI) 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 56 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UWI 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.