Established in 1958, Universidad del Magdalena (University of Magdalena) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Santa Marta (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Magdalena. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia (English: Ministry of National Education - National Council for Higher Education), Universidad del Magdalena is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad del Magdalena offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 58 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Universidad del Magdalena 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.