Founded in 1971, Fachhochschule Aachen (English: Aachen University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Aachen (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Juelich. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (English: Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia), Fachhochschule Aachen (FH Aachen) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Fachhochschule Aachen (FH Aachen) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 45 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this German higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. FH Aachen 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.