Founded in 1965, Simon Fraser University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Burnaby (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Vancouver, Surrey. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia, Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Simon Fraser University (SFU) 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 51 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 70-80% making this Canadian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SFU 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.