Established in 1899, Carnegie Mellon University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Pittsburgh (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Silicon Valley, Doha. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 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 116 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 applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CMU 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.