Established in 1855, Penn State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of University Park (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Abington, Logan Township, Monaca, Spring Township, Media, DuBois, Erie, Uniontown, McKeesport, Middletown, Hazleton, Fogelsville, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill Haven, Sharon, Lehman, Dunmore, York, Carlisle, Malvern, Hershey, Williamsport. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Penn State University (PSU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Penn State University (PSU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 161 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 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PSU 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.