Founded in 1871, Plymouth State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the small town of Plymouth (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), New Hampshire. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Plymouth State University (PSU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Plymouth State University (PSU) 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 145 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 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PSU 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.