Founded in 1925, Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Saint Petersburg (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy (SPbGPMA) is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy (SPbGPMA) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 91 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 60-70% making this Russian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SPbGPMA 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.