Founded in 1932, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Federico Santa María Technical University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Valparaíso (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Valparaiso. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Santiago, Concepcion, Viña del Mar. Officially accredited/recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile (English: National Council of Education, Chile), Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) 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 84 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UTFSM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.