Founded in 1885, Stanford University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Stanford (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Beijing, Berlin, Brisbane, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, Moscow, Oxford, Paris, Santiago. Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Stanford University (SU) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Stanford University (SU) 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 131 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 0-10% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SU 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.