Established in 1949, Yamagata University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Yamagata (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Yonezawa, Tsuruoka. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Yamagata University is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Yamagata University 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 67 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Japanese higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Yamagata University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.