Founded in 1975, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (National University of Mar del Plata) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Mar del Plata (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Buenos Aires. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Balcarce. Officially accredited/recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria, Argentina (English: National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation, Argentina), Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMdP) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMdP) 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 41 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNMdP 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.