Founded in 1850, University of Utah is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Salt Lake City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Utah. Officially accredited/recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, University of Utah (The U) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Utah (The U) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 166 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 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. The U 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.