Established in 1978, Universidad de Aconcagua (University of Aconcagua) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Viña del Mar (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Valparaiso. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): La Serena, San Felipe, Santiagi, Limache, La Ligua. Officially accredited/recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile (English: National Council of Education, Chile), Universidad de Aconcagua (UAC) is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Aconcagua (UAC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 38 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UAC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.