Founded in 1874, Andrews University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the village of Berrien Springs (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Andrews University (AU) is a small (enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant ((Seventh Day Adventist - www.adventist.org)) religion. Andrews University (AU) 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 142 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 students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AU 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.