Established in 1839, University of Missouri is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Columbia (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Missouri. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri (MU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri (MU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 177 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 US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. MU 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.