Founded in 1878, The University of Western Ontario is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of London (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Ontario. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario, The University of Western Ontario (UWO) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of Western Ontario (UWO) 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 138 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UWO 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.