Established in 1971, Liberty University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Lynchburg (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Liberty University is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Liberty University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 45 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Liberty 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.