Established in 1928, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso) is a private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Valparaíso (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Valparaiso. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Viña del Mar, Quillota, Quintero. Officially accredited/recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile (English: National Council of Education, Chile), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) 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 88 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PUCV 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.