Founded in 1824, The University of Manchester is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Manchester (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North West England. Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, The University of Manchester is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of Manchester 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 192 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. The University of Manchester 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.