Established in 1876, The University of the Arts is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Philadelphia (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, The University of the Arts (Uarts) is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of the Arts (Uarts) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 140 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. Uarts also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.