Founded in 1997, University of Sharjah is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Sharjah (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE, University of Sharjah is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Sharjah offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 19 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 70-80% making this Emirati higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. University of Sharjah 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.