Founded in 1841, University of South Wales is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized town of Pontypridd (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Wales. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Cardiff, Newport. Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, University of South Wales (USW) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of South Wales (USW) 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 175 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. USW 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.