Established in 1873, Vanderbilt University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Nashville (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Tennessee. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Vanderbilt University is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Vanderbilt University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 143 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 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Vanderbilt University 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.