Established in 1890, Everest University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small city of Tampa (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Florida. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Brandon, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Orlando, Orange Park, Pompano Beach. Officially accredited/recognized by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, Everest University is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Everest University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 126 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Everest University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.