Founded in 1881, University of Connecticut is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Storrs (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Connecticut. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Farmington, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, University of Connecticut (UConn) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Connecticut (UConn) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 135 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 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UConn 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.