Established in 1908, The University of British Columbia is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Vancouver (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Kelowna. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia, The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of British Columbia (UBC) 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 108 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 40-50% making this Canadian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UBC 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.