Founded in 1960, University of California, San Diego is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of San Diego (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz. Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of California, San Diego (UCSD) 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 56 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 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UCSD 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.