Founded in 1968, Universidad del País Vasco (University of the Basque Country) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Bilbao (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Basque Country. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España (English: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain), Universidad del País Vasco is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad del País Vasco offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 48 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Universidad del País Vasco 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.