Established in 1821, George Washington University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Washington (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), District of Columbia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Mount Vernon, Ashburn. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, George Washington University (GWU) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. George Washington University (GWU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 195 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 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. GWU 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.