Founded in 1789, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Chapel Hill (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), North Carolina. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 227 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 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNC 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.