Established in 1871, West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of West Chester (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) 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 145 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. WCU 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.