Founded in 1851, Florida State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Tallahassee (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Florida. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Panama City. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Florida State University (FSU) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Florida State University (FSU) 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 165 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 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. FSU 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.