Established in 1810, Universidad de los Andes (English: University of the Andes) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Merida (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Trujillo, Tachira. 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 los Andes (UNIANDES) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES) 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 206 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Venezuelan higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. UNIANDES 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.