Founded in 1881, University of Derby is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Derby (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), East Midlands. Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, University of Derby is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Derby offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 135 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this UK higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. University of Derby also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.