Established in 1949, Keele University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Newcastle under Lyme (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), West Midlands. Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, Keele University is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Keele University 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 67 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. Keele University 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.