Founded in 1917, Manhattan School of Music is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of New York City (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is a very small (enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Manhattan School of Music (MSM) 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 99 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. MSM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.