Founded in 1982, Universidad Diego Portales (Diego Portales University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Santiago (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Metropolitan Region. Officially accredited/recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile (English: National Council of Education, Chile), Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) 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 34 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UDP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.