Established in 1986, Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua (Bicentenary University of Aragua) is a private higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Maracay (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Aragua. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio del Poder Popular para Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología, Venezuela (English: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of Venezuela), Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua (UBA) is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua (UBA) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 30 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UBA 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, as well as administrative services.