Founded in 1836, Emory University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Atlanta (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Georgia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Emory University is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist ((United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org)) religion. Emory University 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 180 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 students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Emory University 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.