Founded in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small city of St. Louis (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Missouri. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 163 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 students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WUSTL 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.