Founded in 1849, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (University of Santiago de 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. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Viña del Mar. Officially accredited/recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile (English: National Council of Education, Chile), Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 167 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Chilean higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USACH also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.