Established in 1842, Universidad de Chile (University of Chile) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Santiago (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Metropolitan Region. Officially accredited/recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile (English: National Council of Education, Chile), Universidad de Chile (UC) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Chile (UC) 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 174 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UC 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, as well as administrative services.