Established in 1981, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Surrey (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 35 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KPU 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.