Established in 1832, Gettysburg College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the small town of Gettysburg (population range: 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Gettysburg College is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant ((Evangelical Lutheran Church In America - www.elca.org)) religion. Gettysburg College offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 184 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on 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. Gettysburg College 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.