Founded in 1833, Universidad de Carabobo (English: University of Carabobo) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Valencia (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Carabobo. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Maracay, Puerto Cabello. 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 de Carabobo (UC) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Carabobo (UC) 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 183 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UC 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.