Established in 1965, Florida International University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small city of Miami (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Florida. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Florida International University (FIU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Florida International University (FIU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 51 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 applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. FIU 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.