Founded in 1856, Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber (Carl Maria von Weber College of Music) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Dresden (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Saxony. Officially accredited/recognized by the Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (English: Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts), Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber (HfM DD) is a very small (enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber (HfM DD) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 160 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this German higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. HfM DD 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.