Established in 1963, University of Veliko Tarnovo is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Veliko Turnovo (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Veliko Tarnovo. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Pleven, Gabrovo, Ruse. Officially accredited/recognized by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency, Bulgaria, University of Veliko Tarnovo (VTU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Veliko Tarnovo (VTU) 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 53 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 20-30% making this Bulgarian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. VTU 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.