Founded in 1964, University of Essex is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Colchester (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), East of England. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Loughton, Southend. Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, University of Essex is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Essex 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 52 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. University of Essex 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.