Established in 1880, University of Southern California is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Los Angeles (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of Southern California (USC) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Southern California (USC) 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 136 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 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USC 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.