Established in 1919, University of the Visayas is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Cebu City (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Central Visayas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Banilad. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, University of the Visayas (UV) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of the Visayas (UV) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 97 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Philippine higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UV 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.