Founded in 1979, Universidad de León (University of León) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of León (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Castile and Leon. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ponferrada. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España (English: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain), Universidad de León (UNILEON) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de León (UNILEON) 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 37 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNILEON 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.