Founded in 2004, North-West University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small city of Potchefstroom (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North West. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Mafikeng, Vanderbijlpark. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, North-West University (NWU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. North-West University (NWU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 12 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 60-70% making this South African higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. NWU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.