Established in 1764, Brown University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Providence (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Rhode Island. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Brown University (BU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Brown University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 252 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 0-10% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BU 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.