Founded in 1993, University of Aizu is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Aizuwakamatsu (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Fukushima. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, University of Aizu is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Aizu 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 23 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 20-30% making this Japanese higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. University of Aizu 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.