Founded in 1974, Concordia University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Montreal (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Quebec. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec (English: Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, Quebec), Concordia University (CU) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Concordia University (CU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 42 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Canadian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, 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.