Founded in 1878, Université de Montréal (English: University of Montréal) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Montreal (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Quebec. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec (English: Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, Quebec), Université de Montréal (UdeM) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université de Montréal (UdeM) 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 138 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Canadian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UdeM 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.