Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Manchester (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New Hampshire. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) 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 84 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 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SNHU 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.