Established in 1851, Northwestern University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Evanston (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Illinois. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Chicago. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Northwestern University (NU) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Northwestern University (NU) 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 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 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. NU 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, as well as administrative services.