Founded in 1850, University of Rochester is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Rochester (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, University of Rochester (UR) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Rochester (UR) 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 166 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 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UR 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, as well as administrative services.