Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Fort Collins (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Colorado State University (CSU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Colorado State University (CSU) 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 146 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 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CSU 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.