Established in 1969, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (English: University of Québec, Trois-Rivières) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Trois-Rivières (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Quebec. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec (English: Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, Quebec), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 47 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Canadian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UQTR 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.