Founded in 1987, Instituto Universitario de La Paz (English: University Institute of La Paz) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the small city of Barrancabermeja (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Santander. 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), Instituto Universitario de La Paz (UNIPAZ) is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Instituto Universitario de La Paz (UNIPAZ) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 29 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Colombian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNIPAZ also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.