Established in 1867, Chicago State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Chicago (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago State University (CSU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Chicago State University (CSU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 149 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 applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CSU 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.