Founded in 1973, University of Tsukuba is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Tsukuba (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Ibaraki. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Tokyo. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, University of Tsukuba is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Tsukuba 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 43 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 10-20% making this Japanese higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. University of Tsukuba 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.